Lord Rees

Former 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.

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

  • Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Bill [HL] 14 Jun 2005

    My Lords, I wish to trouble the Minister with one further question, which he may want to deal with by letter rather than answering it tonight. The definition of older person in Wales says that that person is, "ordinarily resident in Wales". Here I declare a personal interest, which may be one that other noble Lords may want to declare. In other fields of law, a person can have dual residence;...
  • Speakership of the House 12 Jan 2004

    My Lords, we have had an admirable debate based on an admirable and concise report by the Select Committee, which has clearly been subjected to some very telling and experienced evidence.
  • Speakership of the House 12 Jan 2004

    My Lords, my noble friend points out that I am not the noble Lord, Lord Merlyn-Rees. That is an error on the speakers' list. I am not in any way attempting to prevent the noble Lord participating in this debate. However, that is enough of that for the moment. It was notable that the Select Committee had evidence from two former Speakers. One, the noble Lord, Lord Weatherill, has given us some...

More of Lord Rees’s recent appearances


Former Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1987

Left the House of Lords on 30 November 2008 — Died

Other offices held in the past

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 1983 to 1 Sep 1985)
  • Minister of State (Trade) (14 Sep 1981 to 12 Jun 1983)
  • Minister of State (HM Treasury) (6 May 1979 to 14 Sep 1981)

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