Lord Carter

Former Labour 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

  • Defra: Budget 30 Oct 2006

    My Lords, when does the Minister expect the single payments scheme to be running properly so that the farmers are paid correctly and on time?
  • Childcare Bill 12 Jun 2006

    My Lords, this will be an extremely brief speech, just to thank my noble friend the Minister on behalf of the noble Lord, Lord Rix, and myself. We had a useful meeting with the Minister and his colleague, Beverley Hughes, and he has done all the things we asked him to do. We thought it would be easier simply to insert "18" in the Bill, but we understand the drafting point and the way in which...
  • Housing: Affordable Rural Housing Commission 8 Jun 2006

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that the recent government decision that will allow the retention of a proportion of affordable housing in rural areas is very welcome? Does he also agree that this is not enough on its own if the required number of affordable homes is to be built in the rural social housing sector?

More of Lord Carter’s recent appearances


Former Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Left the House of Lords on 18 December 2006 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (22 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Chair, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (27 Jan 2004 to 27 May 2004)
  • Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (21 Jan 2004 to 27 Jan 2004)
  • Chair, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2003 to 16 Jul 2003)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household (6 May 1997 to 29 May 2002)
  • Lords Chief Whip (HM Household) (1 May 1997 to 29 May 2002)

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