The Earl of Lindsay

Conservative 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

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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

  • Procurement Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 33 28 Nov 2022

    My Lords, in speaking to Amendments 58 and 82 in my name, I reiterate my support for the opportunity that the Bill offers to reduce burdens on business, especially small businesses, by simplifying the UK regulation of public procurement. I also welcome the Bill’s objective of promoting an open and accessible business culture and practices. That said, we must be careful that important...
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion 14 Mar 2022

    My Lords, like the noble Viscount, Lord Hanworth, I am a member of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, or SLSC, which is an easier mouthful to get through. Also like him, I believe that our report has been misunderstood in some quarters. It was not seeking to comment on the purpose of these draft regulations but acknowledged that there were shortcomings in how they had been laid....
  • Environment Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 52 23 Jun 2021

    My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 55 in my name. In doing so, I shall express my support for Amendments 52 and 53. The purpose of Amendment 55 is to give investors greater clarity and confidence about their potential or expected role and contribution. For businesses to be able to play their full part in delivering future environmental objectives, they need a clear line of sight that covers...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1989

Currently held offices

  • Member, Electronic Trade Documents Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 12 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (14 Feb 2019 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (1 Dec 2004 to 7 May 2005)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (12 Jan 1998 to 11 Nov 1999)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (23 Nov 1993 to 8 Nov 1995)

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