Lord Blackwell

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

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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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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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A selection of Lord Blackwell’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Vaccinations for School Pupils - Question 17 Jan 2022

    My Lords, as my noble friend has said, this country is behind some other countries in rolling out vaccinations to five to 11 year-olds. He will also be aware that the extent of Covid in that age group is a major source of infection for parents and, therefore, society as a whole. Have the Government taken account, or will they take account, of the wider social and economic benefits of...
  • Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 13 Oct 2021

    My Lords, I welcome my noble friend Lord Altrincham into the House. He brings huge expertise in financial services, which will be extraordinarily valuable. Before I address the substance of the Bill, I should declare my interest, or at least my former interest, as the chairman of Lloyds Banking Group until the beginning of this year, and I confirm that I have no ongoing interests other than...
  • Financial Services Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 18 14 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I should like to speak to Amendment 37A in my name and remind the House of my former interest as chairman of a regulated bank until the beginning of the year. As the noble Baroness, Lady Bowles, set out, within the group there is a range of amendments that seek to serve the same purpose and there is a lot of common ground, as indeed there is in the letter of the Economic Secretary...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1997

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (16 May 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (11 Dec 2008 to 15 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (13 Nov 2007 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, European Union Committee (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (8 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Dec 2002 to 6 May 2010)

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