Baroness Janke

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading 13 Oct 2021

    I have a question. First, the Minister mentioned Sir Steve Webb, a former Minister. He too has pointed out that, since the Commons discussed this issue, the circumstances have changed and the indicators are that price rises will be much higher—something that the Minister did not address when she replied on that part of the Bill. Secondly, could the Minister write to me and tell me why...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading 13 Oct 2021

    I have a question. First, the Minister mentioned Sir Steve Webb, a former Minister. He too has pointed out that, since the Commons discussed this issue, the circumstances have changed and the indicators are that price rises will be much higher—something that the Minister did not address when she replied on that part of the Bill. Secondly, could the Minister write to me and tell me why...
  • Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Second Reading 13 Oct 2021

    My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Stroud, with all her knowledge and experience in this field. I very much support her arguments and hope that we can, through the Bill, create an opportunity for the Government to think again. I also pay tribute to all other noble Lords who have argued for the reinstatement of the £20 uplift: the noble Lords, Lord...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2014

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (since 29 Aug 2019)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political Polling and Digital Media Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 20 Mar 2018)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)

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