Mr Walter Smith

Former MP for Norwich

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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

  • Income Tax.: Profits on Conversion of Government Securities. 17 Sep 1931

    May I point out that in the early stages of the Debate Mr. Speaker ruled against a wide discussion taking place on this Amendment, and pointed out that certain arguments which hon. Members wished to use could only be brought forward when the discussion on this Amendment was closed.
  • Income Tax.: Profits on Conversion of Government Securities. 17 Sep 1931

    Those of us who sit on this side of the House wi11 be greatly disappointed by the observations of the hon. and gallant. Member. He spoke of a total revenue of £1,000,000 for this year, but I gather that is the total that will be raised from the whole of the increases under the Entertainments Duty, and that he realises that the great bulk of that, £1,000,000 must come from entertainments...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland.: Forest Workers' Holdings. 29 Jul 1931

    The Forestry Commissioners have established 235 forest workers' holdings in Scotland to date on land acquired by them, the total acreage of such holdings being 1,081 and the average acreage 4½ and rental £11. The rents of the holdings have not been fixed by the court and the holders are not registered, the reason being that the tenancies are subject to service and employment. They continue...

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