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 - 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...
  • Food: Imports and Security - Question 24 Oct 2022

    One of the constraints on the production of home-produced fruit and vegetables has been the availability of labour. We have been receiving mixed messages from the Government on their attitude to seasonal workers. Can the Minister confirm what the current government policy is please?
  • Farmers - Question 8 Jun 2022

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking (1) to prepare farmers for the removal of direct support over the next decade, and (2) to equip farmers with the skills required to adapt to a competitive trading environment.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2011

Currently held offices

  • 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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