Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)

Baroness Sugg CBE

Biography

Baroness Sugg CBE was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport on 27 October 2017. She was a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting) from 15 June 2017. Baroness Sugg became a Conservative life peer on 30 August 2016.

Career outside politics

Baroness Sugg previously served as Director of Operations and Campaigns at Downing Street under David Cameron.

She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

  • aviation
  • transport security
  • international
  • EU and EU exit
  • legislation in the Lords
  • corporate
  • civil contingencies

Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)

Lords Whips have the same constitutional position as departmental ministers. Their role in the House of Lords is different from that of Whips in the Commons, which is predominantly party management.

A Lords Whip has an active role at the despatch box promoting and defending departmental policy which involves:

  • answering questions
  • responding to debates
  • taking through primary and secondary legislation

If the department concerned does not have a departmental minister in the House of Lords, all of that department’s business will fall to a Whip.

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  2. New measures to tackle the misuse of lasers gain Royal Assent

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  3. Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports to screen cargo

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  4. Government puts consumers at heart of the aviation industry

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  5. Airline Insolvency Review to examine protection for air passengers

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  6. Aviation Minister pledges to help aviation sector prosper

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  7. Industry roundtable on aviation security

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  8. Aviation Minister hails 10-year high in Newcastle air passenger numbers

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  9. Government commits £1.8 million to fund innovation in aviation security

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  10. Government champion raises profile for general aviation

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