Sir William Cotts

Former MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

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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.

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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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Empire Settlement. 25 Jul 1923

    94. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what has been the total amount of State-aided emigration from Great Britain in 1923 up to the most recent date possible?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry.: Empire Settlement. 25 Jul 1923

    95. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what was the total expenditure under the Empire Settlement Act during the past financial year and how much it is proposed to expend during the current year?
  • Class Ii.: Immigration Bill. 25 Jul 1923

    This is my maiden speech, and I claim the usual indulgence of the House. I feel sure that I shall require it all. I want to refer briefly to two matters. The first is emigration and the second is the Imperial Conference. As Member for the Western Isles, I could not let this occasion pass without raising the question of emigration, particularly as upwards of 600 men, women and children have...

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Former MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Entered the House of Commons on 15 November 1922 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 16 November 1923 — General election

Previous MPs in this constituency

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