Lord Paul

Non-affiliated 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

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

A selection of Lord Paul’s votes

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Recent appearances

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights Abuses - Question 23 Jul 2018

    My Lords, both India and Pakistan are very active members of the United Nations. Will the Government say what purpose it will serve to discuss this point here?
  • Grenfell Tower and Fire Safety: Update - Statement 20 Jul 2017

    My Lords, a lot of money is being collected by the charities. Is there any way of knowing how it is being distributed and whether it is being distributed fairly?
  • Economy: Currency Fluctuations - Motion to Take Note 17 Nov 2016

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, for introducing this debate. It is always an honour and a pleasure to listen to the noble Lord, Lord Skidelsky. I learned a great deal. I declare an interest as chairman of a manufacturing company, Caparo, and chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton. We face a period of more than usual uncertainty about Britain’s position in the...

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Non-affiliated Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 October 1996

Party was Labour until 20 Oct 2010

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (9 Dec 2008 to 15 Nov 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (9 Dec 2008 to 1 Nov 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B - Internal Market (13 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (6 Jun 2005 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (1 Dec 2004 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (3 Dec 2003 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (28 Jun 2001 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (7 Dec 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee B (3 Jun 1997 to 30 May 2001)

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