Lord Swinfen

Conservative Peer

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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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Recent appearances

  • Fisheries Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 28 4 Mar 2020

    My Lords, perhaps I might seek clarification from the noble Lord, Lord Cameron. As I read his amendment, it could equally apply to fresh water—rivers, streams and lakes—as well as the sea. I do not think that that is his objective at all, or the objective of the Bill, but as I read his amendment, it could also deal with freshwater fishing.
  • Plastics Recycling - Question 30 Oct 2019

    What is being done to clear up the large number of plastic bottles and other containers that are discarded alongside rural roads?
  • Feltham Young Offender Institution - Statement 24 Jul 2019

    My Lords, what training is given to the inmates to enable them to get a job when they are released, and what help is given to them to get a job?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1977

Currently held offices

  • Member, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 3 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee (29 Jun 2017 to 13 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (8 Dec 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (15 Nov 1990 to 17 Oct 1996)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee F (21 Nov 1978 to 20 Dec 1979)

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