My Work in Parliament
My history as MP for York
I was elected as Member of Parliament for York in 1992.
From 1992-97, I was a member of the House of Commons Health Committee. In May 1997 I became Parliamentary Private Secretary to Frank Dobson MP when he was Secretary of State for Health.
I served as a junior Minister at the Department of Social Security from January 1999 to June 2001.
In July 2001 I was appointed to serve as a member of the House of Commons International Development Select Committee. I was re-appointed to remain on this Committee after the 2005 and 2010 elections.
Making a difference for York in Parliament
To keep up to date with the work I am doing in Parliament, you can read the news section of my website here.
You can read all of my Parliamentary Questions and debates I have spoken in on the Parliament website here. These pages are updated daily.
You can see which Early Day Motions I have signed here.
For general information about Parliament and the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, visit www.parliament.uk.
If you would like to receive email updates when I speak or ask a question in parliament, you can sign up for email alerts at www.theyworkforyou.com.
What else do I do in Parliament?
I am a member of the International Development Select Committee, which oversees and scrutinises the work of the Department for International Development. We are also interested in the international agencies and non-governmental organisations that the department works with. You can find out more about my work in the Committee, or access the Committee’s reports and enquiries here.
I chair the All Party Parliamentary Group on Africa, which is a group of MPs and Peers who are interested in Africa and its development. You can find out more about the Group’s work here.
I am also a member of the Panel of Chairs, which is a Committee of MPs who chair debates in Westminster Hall and Public Bill Committees – Committees of MPs from all parties which scrutinise legislation proposed by the Government in detail. I recently chaired the committee stages of the Localism Bill and Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.
Just after the general election in May 2010, I served for two weeks as Deputy Speaker before the new permanent Deputy Speaker was elected.
Photo 1: Hugh Bayley MP in Members’ Lobby, House of Commons, March 2012 (photo by Catherine Bebbington)
Photo 2: Hugh Bayley chairing a House of Commons Committee, March 2012 (photo by Catherine Bebbington)