Lord True

Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

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

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.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Suicide 23 Sep 2020

    The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond. Dear Lord Willis, As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking how many deaths (1) of men, (2) of women, and (3) in total, were recorded as suicide in England in each of the past...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Veterans 23 Sep 2020

    In the Strategy for our Veterans Consultation Response published in January 2020, we committed to exploring how veterans could benefit from initiatives developed and invested in through the cross-Government Tackling Loneliness agenda. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) is working with colleagues across Government to develop new initiatives to support veterans of all ages who are facing...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Housing: Databases 23 Sep 2020

    The Geospatial Commission has released the Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRN) and Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRN) free of charge, as part of its updated contract with Ordnance Survey. UPRNs and USRNs are critical identifiers in linking housing, planning, infrastructure and construction data in particular. In order to promote their common usage, the Open Standards Board, part of...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • Chair, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (1 Jul 2019 to 24 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, House Committee (Lords) (22 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (2 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

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