Earl Cathcart

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

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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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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Forestry 30 Nov 2022

    To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to creating a plan for both (1) new, and (2) existing, forests, and all tree species, that enables the UK forestry industry to (a) measure, and (b) value, carbon for owners, in order to (i) enhance and develop management of existing forestry, and (ii) encourage and incentivise the planting of new trees; and what assessment...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Timber: Construction 30 Nov 2022

    To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the Forestry Commission report Sustainable construction timber: sourcing and specifying local timber, published in 2016, that “timber-framed construction currently accounts for 75 per cent of new housing in Scotland, while the comparable figure for the UK as a whole is 25 per cent”; and what steps they intend...
  • Avian Influenza - Statement 3 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I have 16,000 birds at my farm and the problem is the compensation. It is being paid only for birds that remain alive at the time of culling. We have heard of delays in culling because of vets et cetera so there could be very few birds still alive when the vet arrives. A producer had 10,000 birds and had lost all but 200 by the time the vets arrived so there was no compensation for...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 7 March 2007

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (13 Sep 2016 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Scotland), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government and Scotland), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Scotland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government and Scotland), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Communities & Local Government), Shadow Minister (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Scotland (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)

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