Mr Ivor Caplin

Former Labour MP for Hove

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Defence: Agency Budgets 7 Apr 2005

    Both civilian and Service personnel data by agency are collated annually at 1 April and presented in Table 2.6 of UK Defence Statistics, a copy of which is held in the Library of the House. Further information on personnel figures is available on the DASA website at The number of Service personnel employed by agency and location is not collated centrally, although the...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Agency Budgets 7 Apr 2005

    Total staff costs are published in the agencies' annual report and accounts for the relevant financial years, copies of which are available in the House and from the following agency websites at Agency personnel costs on a regional basis are not recorded centrally or by the agency. However, the Queen Victoria school is based solely in...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Advertising Contracts 7 Apr 2005

    holding answer 2 March 2005 Data on advertising contracts is not recorded by the categories requested and can be identified only from the UK Standard Industrial Classification Code 2003 allocated to the contract. The SIC code is used to record activities and products and is published and approved for use by the Office of National Statistics. Therefore, contracts and their values identified...

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Former Labour MP for Hove

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election


Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (13 Jun 2003 to 11 May 2005)
  • Assistant Whip (12 Jun 2001 to 13 Jun 2003)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.


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