Lord German

Liberal Democrat 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

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

  • REACH and CE - Question 17 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the UKCA marking will not be applicable in Northern Ireland, whereas the CE marking will be, as well as the UKNI marking. Can the Minister afford the House some advice? What advice would he give to suppliers and traders working in the United Kingdom and producing in Great Britain if they might see their goods popping up in a shop in Northern Ireland? Should they register both with...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: European Fighter Aircraft: Radar 15 Sep 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Advanced Electronically Scanned Array Radar units will be provided for use by the Royal Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoons as a result of the contract with Leonardo and BAE systems.
  • Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Take Note 10 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I am grateful for a moment to reply to the Minister. I note that the issue of the way in which these regulations and those which are to follow, which are all in the sphere of planning regulations, was not answered in the debate. It is a matter of concern for us all that we will be faced with other regulations which will address the same issues. While we have not had the answers, I...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 29 June 2010

Currently held offices

  • Member, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (since 13 Jun 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (23 Jun 2015 to 2 Jul 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2015 to 7 Sep 2015)

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