Baroness Penn

Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

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

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 100 21 Jul 2021

    The noble Lord has set out his amendment clearly to the Committee. As he said, the measures in Clause 22 strengthen existing intervention powers under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. They will enable the Secretary of State to intervene where the education or training provided has failed to meet local needs. They will also enable the Secretary of State to direct the governing body...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 90C 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, the Government appreciate the importance of all forms of education in improving life chances, both through employment and through meeting broader social goals. For example, recent research from the Workers’ Educational Association, a leading adult provider, found that 22% of its students took part in activities to improve their local community as a result of their course. Many of...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day): Amendment 90B 21 Jul 2021

    I thank the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Durham for tabling his amendment. Based on the substance of the debate we just had, I am not sure that there is much disagreement between the Government and noble Lords. The Government are committed to transforming further education so that everyone can access high-value provision relevant to labour market needs and job opportunities. As noble...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (since 19 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (29 Oct 2019 to 21 Apr 2020)

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