Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

Conservative 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

  • Net-zero Carbon Emissions: Behaviour Change - Motion to Take Note 16 Sep 2021

    My Lords, when we consider the issue of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, the first priority is of course to examine ourselves and our actions before we reflect on the behaviour of others and the institutions and organisations that dictate to the population as a whole. All of us here are no doubt seeking ways to reduce our own contribution to that pollution, although I admit to not...
  • Council Tax - Question 15 Sep 2021

    Bearing in mind the Government’s exhortations to local authorities to “exhaust other options before going to court” to recover council tax arrears, has my noble friend any comments on the fact that more and more councils are still pursuing unpaid sums through court action, even after only one missed payment? Surely we need new and realistic approaches instead to recover those arrears.
  • Cash Network - Question 7 Sep 2021

    I congratulate my noble friend on the work he is doing in this regard, but surely we should keep from retailers the costs from the banks themselves for handling cash, which seem to be an impediment. Does my noble friend agree that there is still some reluctance, following the Covid crisis, about handling cash? Is anything being done to reassure the public that it is safe to handle cash?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2016

Previously MP for Leeds North East until 8 April 1997 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented Leeds North East

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (since 20 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (18 Oct 1995 to 1 May 1997)
  • Government Whip (7 Jul 1995 to 18 Oct 1995)
  • Government Whip (16 Dec 1992 to 7 Jul 1995)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (28 Nov 1990 to 11 Jan 1992)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (17 Jun 1987 to 22 Jan 1990)

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