Lord Kakkar

Crossbench 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.

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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

  • Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 13 9 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I support Amendment 18 in the name of my noble friend Lord Patel. I remind noble Lords of my registered interests; in particular, that I am a practising clinician. The amendment, and my noble friend’s introduction to it, clearly lay out an important point about the consequences with regard to practice on non-strike days if a minimum level of staffing is defined for clinical areas...
  • GP Appointments - Question 23 Feb 2023

    My Lords, I draw attention to my registered interests. Deprived communities often have the most acute shortages of general practitioners, yet it is among those populations that there is the greatest burden of chronic comorbidity that requires integrated care, with a particular focus on communities where outcomes are the poorest and the healthy life years are the shortest. What do His...
  • Social Care: Integrated Care Systems - Question 11 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I draw attention to my registered interests. Is the Minister content that the current approach to institutional and professional regulation will foster effective integrated care across institutional boundaries, secondary care, primary care and the broader community?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 22 March 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (27 Jun 2017 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee B - Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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