Sir Basil Peto

Former MP for Barnstaple

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

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Ships (Steering Gear). 24 Jul 1935

    49. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the vital importance of the subject to masters and officers of the mercantile marine, he will add a member representing the officers' organisations to the committee which is to investigate and report on steering gear in British ships in connection with the inquiry into the loss of the steamship "Blairgowrie" and steamship "Usworth"?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Merchant Ships (Steering Gear). 24 Jul 1935

    Can my right hon. Friend say why the practice has become quite common now, when any Committee of this kind is appointed, to put somebody on to represent the workmen's organisations, and why the organisations representing the masters and officers of the merchant service, who are responsible for the safety of these ships, should be constantly neglected in this way?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture.: Irish Cattle (Warble Fly). 15 Jul 1935

    15. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider making an order prohibiting the entry at British ports of cattle from Ireland, during the months of February to June, which carry the characteristic lumps of the warble fly maggot, in conjunction with regulations for compulsory dressing of all cattle during these months for warble fly in this country?

More of Sir Basil Peto’s recent appearances

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