Sandip Verma

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Sandip Verma (Baroness) was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change in September 2012. She is a Conservative Party member in the House of Lords and a former businesswoman.

She was appointed to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Department for International Development on 13 May 2015, following the general election of that month. [1]


In 2006 Verma was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 general election.

Before becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills.

Outside Westminster

In August 2016, Baroness Verma sought the advice of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) on returning as director of her family business DCS (UK) Ltd, a social care provider, a position she stood down from on becoming an MP. The committee found that the role would involve no contact with her former department and that she had no dealings with the organisation while in office. She took up the position in September 2016. [2]


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  1. Baroness Verma ProfileGov.UK, accessed 25 September 2015
  2. Summary of business appointments applications - Baroness Verma,, 12 October 2016, accessed 17 October 2016.