Lord Bew

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

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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

  • Republic of Ireland: General Election Results - Question 12 Mar 2020

    My Lords, given that it is clear that Sinn Féin—whether in or out of government—will have enormously increased influence inside the Irish Parliament, is it time for the British Government to make clear their attitude to the demand of the Sinn Féin leader in the last few weeks that Britain cannot get away scot-free and must pay for the process of establishing a united Ireland and provide...
  • Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) 29 Jan 2020

    My Lords, I support the Bill and thank the Minister for his kind words from the Dispatch Box concerning the independent review of policy for Defra that I led, which drew on all the devolved Administrations. I shall return to that point. It also drew on the wisdom of my noble friend Lord Curry, who gave wonderful advice at various points during the progress of that review. I am delighted to...
  • Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: Section 3(5) - Motion to Take Note 28 Oct 2019

    My Lords, I thank the Minister for presenting this report, and I add my support to those who have spoken against the continuation of direct rule. The noble Lord, Lord Alderdice, raised the question of whether there should be an election next year—I think that he is right to raise it, although I do not know the answer—and the noble Lord, Lord Empey, made a very important point about...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 May 2007

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 1 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (9 Jan 2013 to 18 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)

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