Baroness Barran

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Conservative Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Humanities: Degrees 26 Nov 2021

    We want every university student, regardless of background, to benefit from a high quality education and go on to pursue successful careers with the skills and knowledge they have studied for. The government is taking forward a manifesto commitment to tackle low quality higher education and drive up standards for all students, no matter what subject they study. Our landmark Skills and Post-16...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Finance 25 Nov 2021

    Supporting families and children across the country to get the best start in life is a crucial part of the government’s ambition to level up. The £500 million announced at the Autumn 2021 Budget includes:£300 million to transform ‘Start for Life’ services and create a network of family hubs in half of the council areas across England. This package of support will provide funding for...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Protection 23 Nov 2021

    The Department for Education regulates independent schools in England. Independent schools must be registered with the department, are required to meet the independent school standards (ISS), are subject to regular inspection to check that they are meeting the ISS and can be subject to regulatory and enforcement action where they fail to meet the ISS. The ISS require independent schools to...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2018

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 17 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (26 Jul 2019 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (22 Nov 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)

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