Lord Curry of Kirkharle

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

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.

Recent appearances

  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 25 Jan 2023

    My Lords, I will briefly respond to the noble Lord, Lord Winston, on that point. It is a fair question, which we do need to respond to: what happens if we narrow the gene pool and expose animals to genetic risk? There has been evidence in the past that by narrowing the gene pool in dairy cows, we have had lameness problems; there has been an issue in other species. That is because we have not...
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 12 Dec 2022

    My Lords, at the risk of appearing to be part of a Cross-Bench cabal, I would like to support the comments of my colleagues on the Cross Benches and include animals in the Bill. This is a very minor point, but I would like to respond to the comment of the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle, on productivity. This is not, in my view, about ever-increasing yields of crops, the growth...
  • Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill - Second Reading 21 Nov 2022

    My Lords, sadly the noble Earl, Lord Leicester, was delayed in his transport arrangements and arrived in the Chamber 16 minutes late. He is with us now but was scratched from the speakers’ list. It was his great task to welcome the noble Lord, Lord Roborough, to this Chamber—so I will read out the first part of his speech instead of him. I also draw your Lordships’ attention to the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Horticultural Sector Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Land Use in England Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Rural Economy Committee (17 May 2018 to 26 Mar 2019)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 15 May 2018)
  • Member, Refreshment Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2016)

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