Lord Garden

Former Liberal Democrat 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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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

  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Aviation: Galway Air Show 4 Jul 2007

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the circumstances of the incident at the Galway air show on 24 June when the door to a Royal Air Force Merlin helicopter in flight was reported to have fallen off and injured three civilians on the ground; and whether a board of inquiry has been convened.
  • Written Answers — House of Lords: Elections: Armed Forces 13 Jun 2007

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 15 May (WA 21), when the results of the Ministry of Defence survey of December 2006 into Armed Forces electoral registration levels and registration awareness will be available.
  • Iraq: HMS "Cornwall" Inquiries 4 Jun 2007

    My Lords, these Benches also add our condolences to the families of the three soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Last week was a difficult week for the multinational forces in general both in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is very heartening that the Fulton inquiry has reported so quickly, given that it comprised just Lieutenant-General Fulton and his major. It was an unusual process. Do we now expect...

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 June 2004

Left the House of Lords on 9 August 2007 — Died

Positions held at time of appointment: Writer and Broadcaster. (from Number 10 press release)

Other offices held in the past

  • Spokesperson in the Lords, Defence (22 Feb 2005 to 27 Jul 2007)

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