Lord Scott of Foscote

Former Crossbench Peer

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.

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question 18 Apr 2016

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  • Cyclists: Road Traffic Laws - Question 18 Apr 2016

    My Lords, I must declare an interest because I cycle regularly in London. The overriding obligation of cyclists in London is to try to ride their bicycle so as to keep it from contact with other vehicles and particularly from contact with pedestrians. If a cyclist does that, the proposition that he should be prosecuted for some breach of one of the many rules of the road seems to be a little...
  • Riot Compensation Bill — Third Reading 22 Mar 2016

    My Lords, I apologise for raising a point on the Bill at such a late stage. In justification, I read the Bill for the first time this morning. Clause 8(1) states: “If the decision-maker decides that a claim is valid, the decision-maker must then decide the amount of compensation, up to a maximum of £1 million per claim (the ‘compensation cap’)”. However, Clause 8(9) states: “The...

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Former Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 18 July 2000

Left the House of Lords on 21 December 2016

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2012 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee (24 Nov 2009 to 15 May 2012)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (9 Nov 2009 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, European Union Committee (26 Jun 2001 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (26 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)

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