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: Government Departments: Equal Pay 7 Dec 2021

    The mean and median gender pay gaps for the Civil Service, as of 31 March 2021, were 7.8% and 8.1%, respectively. Information on the gender pay gap in each government department is published annually, as part of Civil Service Statistics. A detailed breakdown of gender pay gap statistics by department, as of 31 March 2021, can be found here (published on GOV.UK on 28th July 2021).
  • Ministerial Code - Question 6 Dec 2021

    My Lords, the Ministerial Code is the responsibility of the Prime Minister of the day. It is customarily updated and issued on their assuming or returning to office, and any amendments to the code are a decision for the Prime Minister.
  • Ministerial Code - Question 6 Dec 2021

    My Lords, high standards in public life are of fundamental importance. I respectfully submit, regularly from this Dispatch Box, that we are fortunate in this country in the high standards we have in public life. Of course this Government look carefully at reports and advice given on various aspects. As the noble Lord will know, we are carefully considering a number of recently published...

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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)
  • 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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