Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston Portrait

Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 7th September 2020


Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
13th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Administration Committee
20th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
9th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Defence Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee)
14th Jul 2011 - 12th Mar 2012
Foreign Affairs Committee
16th Jul 2001 - 6th May 2010
Conventions (Joint Committee)
17th May 2006 - 31st Oct 2006
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
29th Jul 1999 - 7th Jun 2001
Social Security
14th Jul 1997 - 9th Nov 1998


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston has voted in 194 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(21 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(20 debate interactions)
Baroness Goldie (Conservative)
(17 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(22 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(14 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(9 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


1 Bill introduced by Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston


A Bill to establish a commission to identify the changes in the law necessary to provide for the differing requirements for funding of local authorities taking into account the varying demand for the services they provide; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 4 Written Questions

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9th Nov 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 June (HL Deb, col 132) on human rights at sea, when they will write with further details on their vaccination programme for seafarers.

The Department for Transport has advised that Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the noble Lady on 9 July regarding the vaccination programme for seafarers. A copy of this letter is attached. All seafarers are able to access COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of nationality, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Officials at the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the Department for Transport to provide clarity on the eligibility of seafarers in the United Kingdom for COVID-19 vaccination.

We are also working with the devolved administrations to ensure that operational challenges in vaccinating these groups are mitigated. The United Kingdom does not restrict access to the COVID-19 vaccine for seafarers who are not resident in the UK. Several local partnerships have been established between port authorities, seafarer welfare services and local National Health Service trusts which have successfully vaccinated several thousand seafarers. This has created protocols such as the provision of permanent or mobile vaccination hubs in or close to major ports.

4th Nov 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a strategy to enhance bilateral relationships with governments of European countries; and if so, whether that strategy includes the development of shared cultural events.

Leaving the EU is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvigorate the UK's position on the world stage. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is working to ensure that our European bilateral relationships have the proportionate levels of investment to deliver our international priorities, harnessing appropriate opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation. The UK already engages in a number of bilateral civil society events with other European governments. For example, the annual UK-Italy Ministerial Pontignano Conference took place in October 2020, providing an opportunity for dialogue, debate and relationship building with participants from a variety of sectors including cultural leaders. We will continue to ensure that such events continue to deliver for the UK and seek further opportunities for cultural exchange.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
28th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the scope of the Orchestra Tax Relief to include digital-only performances.

In 2019-2020 the Government provided £18 million of support to 565 orchestral productions through the Orchestra Tax Relief. While all tax reliefs are kept under review, the Government is not planning changes to the Orchestra Tax Relief at this time.

The Government has provided support to the cultural sector during the pandemic through the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund. To date, £409 million in grant funding has been awarded to over 2,000 cultural organisations in England, including orchestras, music venues, galleries, theatres, museums and festivals.

The Government has also extended the temporary reduced VAT rate for hospitality and tourism to 31 March 2021. This will continue to apply to admission to attractions across the UK, including concerts, theatres, exhibitions and similar events.

28th Oct 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to temporarily increase the percentage claimable under Orchestra Tax Relief for the 2021/22 tax year.

In 2019-2020 the Government provided £18 million of support to 565 orchestral productions through the Orchestra Tax Relief. While all tax reliefs are kept under review, the Government is not planning changes to the Orchestra Tax Relief at this time.

The Government has provided support to the cultural sector during the pandemic through the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund. To date, £409 million in grant funding has been awarded to over 2,000 cultural organisations in England, including orchestras, music venues, galleries, theatres, museums and festivals.

The Government has also extended the temporary reduced VAT rate for hospitality and tourism to 31 March 2021. This will continue to apply to admission to attractions across the UK, including concerts, theatres, exhibitions and similar events.