Baroness Tyler of Enfield Portrait

Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Liberal Democrat - Life peer

Became Member: 28th January 2011


Children and Families Act 2014 Committee
19th Jan 2022 - 21st Nov 2022
Public Services Committee
13th Feb 2020 - 2nd Feb 2022
Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee
17th May 2018 - 26th Mar 2019
Financial Exclusion Committee
25th May 2016 - 25th Mar 2017
Social Mobility Committee
11th Jun 2015 - 16th Mar 2016
Affordable Childcare
12th Jun 2014 - 11th Feb 2015
Public Service and Demographic Change Committee
29th May 2012 - 5th Mar 2013


Scheduled Event
Friday 1st March 2024
Legislation - Main Chamber
Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill - second reading
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 18th March 2024
16:00
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
Subject: Defending Democracy
18 Mar 2024, 4 p.m. View calendar
Division Votes
Tuesday 6th February 2024
Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 57 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 0 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 175 Noes - 159
Speeches
Thursday 22nd February 2024
Pupil Mental Health, Well-being and Development
My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, on securing this debate. We have had a …
Written Answers
Tuesday 3rd October 2023
What Works Centre for Wellbeing: Finance
To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to the independent What Works Centre for Wellbeing, …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Monday 27th November 2023
Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill [HL] 2023-24
A Bill to make provision to require every school to have access to a qualified mental health professional; and for …
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Tyler of Enfield has voted in 392 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

8 Dec 2021 - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - View Vote Context
Baroness Tyler of Enfield voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Liberal Democrat Aye votes vs 50 Liberal Democrat No votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 82
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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 Bethell (Conservative)
(54 debate interactions)
Baroness Penn (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
(17 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(15 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(94 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(13 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(10 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(10 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(11,568 words contributed)
NHS Funding Act 2020
(4,836 words contributed)
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(4,679 words contributed)
Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021
(3,789 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

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


4 Bills introduced by Baroness Tyler of Enfield


A Bill to make provision to require every school to have access to a qualified mental health professional; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 27th November 2023
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 1st March 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A bill to amend the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide for schools under those Acts to promote the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 14th January 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to entitle employees to take a period of leave to fulfil certain caring responsibilities in respect of dependants; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 9th June 2016

A Bill to entitle employees to take a period of leave to fulfil certain caring responsibilities in respect of dependants; and for connected purposes

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Lords
Wednesday 10th June 2015

Baroness Tyler of Enfield has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


5 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
11th May 2021
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department for Education press release 'Schools and colleges to benefit from boost in expert mental health support', published on 10 May, what is the percentage of schools that will benefit, by the end of the 2021-22 academic year, from (1) the accelerated roll-out of Mental Health Support Teams, (2) the new training for senior mental health leads, and (3) both of these initiatives.

The government estimates that around 400 Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs), covering an estimated 3 million children and young people (around 35% of pupils and students in England), will be in place in schools and colleges by 2023. Over 180 MHSTs have already been established across the country covering approximately 15% of the pupil and student population in England, and we expect teams to reach 20-25% coverage by the end of financial year 2021/22 – a year earlier than originally planned.

A grant for senior mental health lead training will become available at the start of the new academic year 2021/22, enabling up to 7800 schools and colleges (approximately a third of all schools and colleges) to access training to help them implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing before 31 March 2022. Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-children-and-young-peoples-emotional-health-and-wellbeing. Funding beyond 1 April 2022 is subject to future government spending decisions and as schools and colleges are yet to apply for a senior mental health lead training grants, no data is available on the percentage of schools and colleges receiving both MHST support, and senior mental health lead training.

16th Jun 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households had deductions from legacy benefits to repay debt due to previous overpayment for the most recent month available; and what was the average amount that was deducted for those households.

During May 2022, 170,000 individual claimants had deductions taken from their legacy benefits in order to repay overpaid benefits. The average deduction taken in that month was £61.

DWP has a duty to protect public funds and an obligation to ensure that overpaid benefit payments are recovered in accordance with the appropriate social security legislation. However, we seek to discharge that duty without causing undue financial hardship.

We therefore have an established route by which anyone experiencing difficulties with repayments is encouraged to contact DWP Debt Management in order to negotiate a possible reduction in their rate of repayment, or a temporary suspension of repayment, depending on financial circumstances.

In exceptional circumstances there is also discretion to waive recovery of an overpayment, but only were there are compelling grounds to show that recovery of the overpayment is detrimental to the health and/or welfare of the debtor or their family.

16th Jun 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit claimants in each parliamentary constituency had sums deducted from their claim to repay debt due to previous overpayment, including advances, in the most recent month for which data is available; and what were the (1) average, and (2) total, sums deducted in each constituency.

The Government recognises the importance of supporting the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. We seek to balance recovery of debt against not causing hardship for claimants and their families. Processes are in place to ensure deductions are manageable, and customers can contact DWP Debt Management if they are experiencing financial hardship, to discuss a reduction in their rate of repayment or a temporary suspension, depending on their financial circumstances.

Since April 2021, we have reduced the normal maximum rate of deductions in Universal Credit from 40% to 30 % to 25% of a claimant’s Standard Allowance. These positive measures were put in place to support claimants to manage financial difficulties.

Advances are a claimant’s benefit entitlement paid early, allowing claimants to access 100% of their estimated Universal Credit payment upfront. They ensure nobody has to wait for a payment in Universal Credit and those who need it are able to receive financial support as soon as possible. Claimants can receive up to 100% of their estimated Universal Credit award if required, resulting in 25 payments over a 24-month period. This is not a debt.

The information requested is provided in the attached spreadsheet.

16th Jun 2022
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households had deductions to their Universal Credit award to repay debt due to previous overpayment, including advances, for the most recent month available; and what was the average amount that was deducted.

The Government recognises the importance of supporting the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. We seek to balance recovery of debt against not causing hardship for claimants and their families. Processes are in place to ensure deductions are manageable, and customers can contact DWP Debt Management if they are experiencing financial hardship, to discuss a reduction in their rate of repayment or a temporary suspension, depending on their financial circumstances.

Since April 2021, we have reduced the normal maximum rate of deductions in Universal Credit from 40% to 30 % to 25% of a claimant’s Standard Allowance. These positive measures were put in place to support claimants to manage financial difficulties.

Advances are a claimant’s benefit entitlement paid early, allowing claimants to access 100% of their estimated Universal Credit payment upfront. They ensure nobody has to wait for a payment in Universal Credit and those who need it are able to receive financial support as soon as possible. Claimants can receive up to 100% of their estimated Universal Credit award if required, resulting in 25 payments over a 24-month period. This is not a debt.

The information requested is provided in the attached spreadsheet.

21st Sep 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to the independent What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and what assessment they have made of the support that the Centre is able to provide in fulfilling the aims of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill.

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing currently receives funding from Cabinet Office, DCMS, and the Department for Transport. This includes work supported by the Evaluation Accelerator Fund, details of which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-accelerator-fund.

The department will continue working with a variety of partners to deliver levelling up.

Lord Evans of Rainow
Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)