Lord Empey

UUP 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

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 — Attorney General: Terrorism: Compensation 30 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have paid compensation to (1) individuals who were perpetrators of terrorist activities, and (2) family members of those who were perpetrators of terrorist activities, in the last five years for which figures are available; and if so, (a) how much compensation they have paid in each category, and (b) how many such claims have been lodged seeking...
  • Armed Forces: Resilience - Motion to Take Note 26 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Robathan on securing this debate. It has been punctuated by two excellent maiden speeches, from the noble Lord, Lord Hintze, and the noble and gallant Lord, Lord Peach; we welcome them and look forward to their contributions in the days ahead. All the speakers who have so far contributed have significant military experience and background, as we...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Challenger Tanks 25 Jan 2023

    To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to acquire retired Challenger 1 tanks to supply to Ukraine in a greater volume to the announced supply of Challenger 2 tanks.

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Profile

UUP Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Youth Unemployment Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 16 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (17 May 2018 to 4 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Financial Exclusion Committee (25 May 2016 to 25 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (8 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Extradition Law Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 25 Feb 2015)
  • Member, Personal Service Companies Committee (12 Nov 2013 to 31 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Committee (29 May 2012 to 28 Feb 2013)

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