Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Lords)

Responsibilities

The minister’s responsibilities include:

  • cross-DWP Lords spokesperson
  • fraud, error and debt strategy
  • National Insurance number policy
  • oversight of departmental statutory instruments and managing the relationship with the Social Security Advisory Committee
  • departmental planning and performance management, including ministerial correspondence
  • departmental business, including commercial contracting policy, methods of payment policy, transparency and data-sharing, research and trialling, IT security, application of the Military Covenant

Current role holder: Baroness Buscombe

Baroness Buscombe was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness in Waiting) on 15 June 2017.

She was a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 21 December 2016 to 15 June 2017. She was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 15 June 2017.

She is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Lord Henley

    • 2016 to 2017

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