Baroness Coussins

Crossbench Peer

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected 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.

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Recent appearances

  • Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict - Question 12 Oct 2020

    My Lords, this policy paper is silent on the need for additional protection for civilian interpreters working in conflict zones. Although the Minister told the House as recently as June that the UK would pursue this issue with the UN Security Council, does he accept that the Geneva conventions are currently inadequate to protect civilian interpreters? Can he report on any progress to date...
  • Covid-19: Child Trafficking - Question 29 Sep 2020

    My Lords, access to EU police databases and co-operation with multilingual officers has been crucial in helping to track and prevent transnational crime, such as child trafficking. What assessment has been made of how the pandemic could compound the impact of our leaving the EU on access to these resources and personnel?
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Asylum: Coronavirus 29 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide information and advice regarding COVID-19 in languages other than English and Welsh on their asylum support webpages

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 April 2007

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (25 May 2016 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, EU External Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (21 May 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (14 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)

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