Viscount Oxfuird

Former Conservative Peer

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

  • Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] 18 Jan 2002

    In speaking to this clause I declare an interest, as I did at Second Reading, as a member of the Lords and Commons Pipe and Cigar Smokers' Club. The purpose of my opposition to Clause 8 standing part of the Bill has been made manifest by the debate on the amendments. The matter needs further and slightly more urgent consideration. We have the problem of the word "advertisement", which was...
  • Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] 18 Jan 2002

    I thank my noble friend Lady O'Cathain for her comments. I am trying to see where I used the words "point of sale". It is not in my script. Oh yes, it is in the Explanatory Notes. I take my noble friend's advice and thank her for it.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Gross Domestic Product 17 Dec 2001

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What contribution each of the following sectors made to the gross domestic product of the economy in the year 2000: sport and recreation; land-based industries; audio visual industries; apparel, footwear and textiles; petrochemicals; and retailing.

More of Viscount Oxfuird’s recent appearances


Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1986

Left the House of Lords on 3 January 2003

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