Baroness Barran

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Historic Statues - Question 19 Oct 2020

    My Lords, there are approximately 12,000 outdoor statues in England. In the region of 3,500 are protected as, or as part of, listed buildings; of those, 473 are of historical figures. The future of the vast majority of these historic statues is the responsibility of the owners, usually local authorities. The government policy on historic public statues is quite clear: they should not be...
  • Historic Statues - Question 19 Oct 2020

    The noble Baroness gives some very helpful examples. The Government share her concern, particularly at some of the scenes we have seen recently, which have been deeply troubling. It is very unfortunate when figures such as Churchill have to be boarded up to avoid desecration. The Government continue to prioritise this.
  • Historic Statues - Question 19 Oct 2020

    Obviously local authorities are primarily responsible in this area and will take the view of their community into consideration, but my understanding is that for the most contested examples there has been not a uniform community view, but a divided one.

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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 26 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (22 Nov 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)

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