Baroness Stowell of Beeston Portrait

Baroness Stowell of Beeston

Conservative - Life peer

Baroness Stowell of Beeston is not a member of any APPGs
Communications and Digital Committee
6th Nov 2017 - 27th Mar 2018
Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee)
20th Jul 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
House Committee (Lords)
16th Jul 2014 - 18th Jul 2016
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
16th Jul 2014 - 18th Jul 2016
Liaison Committee (Lords)
16th Jul 2014 - 18th Jul 2016
Procedure and Privileges Committee
16th Jul 2014 - 18th Jul 2016
Committee of Selection (Lords)
16th Jul 2014 - 18th Jul 2016
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal
15th Jul 2014 - 14th Jul 2016
Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee)
13th Oct 2015 - 13th Oct 2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)
7th Oct 2013 - 15th Jul 2014
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
5th Sep 2011 - 7th Oct 2013
Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th Oct 2013
Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities)
6th Sep 2012 - 7th Oct 2013
Joint Committee on Security
30th Oct 2012 - 7th Oct 2013
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
9th Mar 2011 - 17th Oct 2011


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 6th September 2022
14:15
Division Votes
None available
Speeches
Thursday 21st July 2022
Digital Regulation: Communications and Digital Committee Report
That the Grand Committee takes note of the Report from the Communications and Digital Committee Digital regulation: joined-up and accountable.
Written Answers
Thursday 28th July 2022
Electric Scooters
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current public understanding regarding the law on e-scooters.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Thursday 20th December 2012
Welfare Benefits Up-rating Act 2013
To make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits and tax credits.
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Stowell of Beeston has voted in 255 divisions, and 4 times against the majority of their Party.

26 Oct 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stowell of Beeston voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 18 Conservative Aye votes vs 59 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 60
7 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stowell of Beeston voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative Aye votes vs 97 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 59 Noes - 99
16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stowell of Beeston voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Conservative Aye votes vs 102 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 107
16 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Stowell of Beeston voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 19 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 75 Noes - 35
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(6 debate interactions)
Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(20 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(5 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(4 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Stowell of Beeston, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Baroness Stowell of Beeston has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Stowell of Beeston has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Baroness Stowell of Beeston


To make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits and tax credits.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March 2013 and was enacted into law.

Baroness Stowell of Beeston has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


8 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
13th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will lay regulations to update the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to give regulators such as Ofgem, the Financial Conduct Authority, and Ofcom, the power to fine firms who do not answer the telephone to customers within 10 minutes.

The Government expects all firms to treat their customers fairly at all times. Business should be free to compete on matters such as price, quality and service. Provided consumers are not misled and able to make informed decisions, companies offering goods and services are free to offer their products and services under conditions of their choosing. The Government has no plans to amend the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on this issue.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
7th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the excess profits generated by (1) Meta, and (2) Google, in the UK from online advertising; and whether they will direct the Competition and Markets Authority to update their calculations in the Online platforms and digital advertising study, published in July 2020.

The Government has no plans to direct the Competition and Markets Authority, which is an independent regulator, to update the calculations in its online platforms and digital advertising study. However digital competition is a priority for the Government as shown by our plans to address the far-reaching power of the biggest tech firms, through a new pro-competition regime for digital markets as reaffirmed in the consultation response published on 6 May.

Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
15th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current public understanding regarding the law on e-scooters.

Enforcement of road traffic law and how available resources are deployed to tackle illegal riding of e-scooters is an operational matter for chief officers according to local policing plans. In February we issued updated guidance to all local authorities and operators taking part in the trials, and local authorities in trial areas continue to engage with local police forces. Following the trial extension, the Government will continue to support the police by ensuring they have the tools needed to enforce road traffic legislation including those relating to e-scooters.

The Department has in place a national monitoring and evaluation programme for the e-scooter trials. As part of the evaluation, evidence was gathered on public perceptions of e-scooters, including residents’ views of current e-scooter laws. The findings report from the evaluation is due to be published later this year.

Alongside the findings from the evaluation, we are drawing from wider evidence to further support the trials and help us to consider options for new regulations for e-scooters. For example, insights on public understanding of e-scooter laws has been collected through the Department’s Transport and Technology tracker, with findings published in December 2021.

Existing trials will continue to run to 30 November 2022. Local Authorities can then choose to withdraw from the trials or continue with an extension to 31 May 2024. Our e-scooter trials ​regulations apply in Great Britain, though some aspects of traffic signs and regulations are devolved and would require the devolved Governments to also amend their legislation. To date, Wales have decided not to hold trials.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
15th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with police forces across (1) England, and (2) Wales, to establish a uniform approach to enforcement of illegal e-scooter use; and what engagement they plan to have following their decision to extend the trial period.

Enforcement of road traffic law and how available resources are deployed to tackle illegal riding of e-scooters is an operational matter for chief officers according to local policing plans. In February we issued updated guidance to all local authorities and operators taking part in the trials, and local authorities in trial areas continue to engage with local police forces. Following the trial extension, the Government will continue to support the police by ensuring they have the tools needed to enforce road traffic legislation including those relating to e-scooters.

The Department has in place a national monitoring and evaluation programme for the e-scooter trials. As part of the evaluation, evidence was gathered on public perceptions of e-scooters, including residents’ views of current e-scooter laws. The findings report from the evaluation is due to be published later this year.

Alongside the findings from the evaluation, we are drawing from wider evidence to further support the trials and help us to consider options for new regulations for e-scooters. For example, insights on public understanding of e-scooter laws has been collected through the Department’s Transport and Technology tracker, with findings published in December 2021.

Existing trials will continue to run to 30 November 2022. Local Authorities can then choose to withdraw from the trials or continue with an extension to 31 May 2024. Our e-scooter trials ​regulations apply in Great Britain, though some aspects of traffic signs and regulations are devolved and would require the devolved Governments to also amend their legislation. To date, Wales have decided not to hold trials.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
15th Jul 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of law enforcement against illegal use of private e-scooters on public (1) roads, and (2) pavements, before extending the trial for local authority-authorised rental e-scooter schemes until May 2024.

Enforcement of road traffic law and how available resources are deployed to tackle illegal riding of e-scooters is an operational matter for chief officers according to local policing plans. In February we issued updated guidance to all local authorities and operators taking part in the trials, and local authorities in trial areas continue to engage with local police forces. Following the trial extension, the Government will continue to support the police by ensuring they have the tools needed to enforce road traffic legislation including those relating to e-scooters.

The Department has in place a national monitoring and evaluation programme for the e-scooter trials. As part of the evaluation, evidence was gathered on public perceptions of e-scooters, including residents’ views of current e-scooter laws. The findings report from the evaluation is due to be published later this year.

Alongside the findings from the evaluation, we are drawing from wider evidence to further support the trials and help us to consider options for new regulations for e-scooters. For example, insights on public understanding of e-scooter laws has been collected through the Department’s Transport and Technology tracker, with findings published in December 2021.

Existing trials will continue to run to 30 November 2022. Local Authorities can then choose to withdraw from the trials or continue with an extension to 31 May 2024. Our e-scooter trials ​regulations apply in Great Britain, though some aspects of traffic signs and regulations are devolved and would require the devolved Governments to also amend their legislation. To date, Wales have decided not to hold trials.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
31st Jan 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation in the next parliamentary session to regulate pedicabs in London.

The Government agrees that it is in the interest of safety and fairness to all road users, pedestrians, and passengers to address the lack of pedicab regulation in London.

The Government has supported the Pedicabs (London) Bill, which is being taken forward in the House of Commons by Nickie Aiken MP.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
12th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 17 March (HL14066), what plans they have to use any legislation introduced in the current Session of Parliament to enable the regulation of pedicabs in London.

The Government remains open to seeking opportunities to introduce legislation that enables the regulation of pedicabs in London, when parliamentary time allows.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)