Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe Portrait

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe

Labour - Life peer

1 APPG membership (as of 25 Aug 2021)
International Students
1 Former APPG membership
Arrhythmias
Procedure and Privileges Committee
25th May 2016 - 28th Jan 2021
Draft Protection of Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
10th Nov 2014 - 3rd Feb 2015
Works of Art Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2002 - 7th May 2005
Science and Technology Committee (Lords)
6th Dec 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I
12th Dec 2000 - 18th Nov 2004


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 12th October 2021
10:00
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 19th October 2021
10:00
Division Votes
Thursday 10th June 2021
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 122 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 260 Noes - 229
Speeches
Tuesday 14th September 2021
Supported Housing: Funding

My Lords, supported housing plays a transformational role in maintaining independence for those with extra care needs, as well as …

Written Answers
Monday 28th September 2020
Pensions: Fraud
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Police Foundation and The People’s Pension Protecting People’s Pensions: Understanding …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe has voted in 109 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

15 Jun 2020 - Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 - View Vote Context
Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Labour Aye votes vs 122 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 112 Noes - 388
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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 Greenhalgh (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(17 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(12 debate interactions)
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(25 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(9 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(5 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(4 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe, 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 Warwick of Undercliffe has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 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
19th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the apprenticeship standards approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education have had fewer than 10 apprentices enrolled in any year since their approval; and for each of those apprenticeship standards, how many apprentices were signed up in each year since they were approved.

The table attached shows the list of apprenticeship standards that have had fewer than 10 starts in any academic year since their approval, along with the associated number of starts in each academic year.

Please note that an apprenticeship standard may be approved at any point during the year, however, the starts data relate to apprenticeships that were started within an academic year (August to July), so a standard approved towards the end of the academic year will have fewer starts than if it was approved at the beginning of the year.

14th Sep 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Police Foundation and The People’s Pension Protecting People’s Pensions: Understanding and Preventing Scams, published on 7 September, what action they are taking to protect people from pension scams.

The Government is committed to safeguarding consumer savings and we want individuals to better understand the choices they have and the risks that exist.

Since the introduction of the pension freedoms in 2015, we have made several legislative interventions to tackle scams. The Finance Act 2018 strengthened the HM Revenue & Customs process for registering pension schemes, thereby reducing the risk of fraudulent schemes being established. In 2019, HM Treasury introduced a ban on pension cold calling, to reduce the chance of individual’s being enticed into such schemes. We are now introducing a clause in the Pension Scheme Bill that allows legislation to set conditions on members’ statutory right to transfer, and thereby introduces two additional barriers to protect people. The clause sets examples of the conditions that must be applied to statutory transfers unless requests are to either a firm regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority or an authorised Master Trust. The legislation will require members to confirm they have obtained information or guidance of the associated risks of scams, and still want the transfer to go ahead.

We will also be bringing forward new information requirements from the age fifty to those with defined contribution pension savings, that will inform them in more simplified terms, about their retirement options and the availability of guidance to help with their decisions. We see accessing guidance as a natural part of the journey savers take, before making a decision relating to the pension freedoms. Following the recent trials, which showed a nudge to guidance during the application process is effective, we will be commencing section 19 of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018, which amends the Pension Schemes Act 1993.

The Government has, and will, continue to work with industry and regulators to identify the circumstances that cause most concern (‘red flags’), so that we can determine how best to use legislation that ensures members at high risk are protected.

The Department Work and Pensions (DWP) continues to work with other Government Departments, regulators, enforcement agencies and the pensions industry to monitor the evolution of the methods scammers use and raise awareness of these through coordinated campaigns. The pre-COVID campaign, July – November 2019, resulted in over 222,000 visits to the ScamSmart website, to find out how to identify and report a scam.

DWP has also supported industry initiatives such as the Regulators and Money and Pension Service joint statement, to industry encouraging individuals not to make hasty decisions and endorsed equivalent initiatives by the Pension Protection Fund.

DWP has set out warning signs of scams on social media and made 18 posts referencing Pension Scams and ScamSmart in total across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn in the period March to September 2020.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take necessary action to protect savers from scams.

Baroness Stedman-Scott
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)