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.
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A selection of Lord Bowness’s votes
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Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2011.
Has never voted on university tuition fees Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2010.
Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, in 2011.
Voted for more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 14 absences, between 2008–2011.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Lord Bowness’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lord Bowness’s full vote analysis page for more.
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL2803), whether mutual recognition of disabled persons’ Blue Badges is a matter for individual Spanish local authorities.
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 18 July (HL1671), what consideration they have given to alternative solutions if a scheme of mutual recognition for the disabled persons blue parking badges with the government of Spain cannot be negotiated.
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 25 May (HL295), what progress the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has made following the request from the Embassy of Kosovo regarding a reciprocal driving licence exchange between the UK and Kosovo.
More of Lord Bowness’s recent appearances
Entered the House of Lords on 17 January 1996
Party was Conservative until 23 Nov 2020
Other offices held in the past
- Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
- Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
- Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Chair, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
- Chair, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Dec 2008 to 1 May 2012)
- Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 4 Feb 2008)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (21 Nov 2006 to 22 Jun 2010)
- Member, European Union Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 14 May 2014)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2 Dec 2002 to 8 Nov 2006)
- Member, Committee on Chinook ZD 576 (2 Jul 2001 to 7 Nov 2002)
- Member, EU Sub-Committee C (12 Dec 2000 to 20 Nov 2003)
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