Lord Trees

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 275 28 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I am pleased to speak in support of Amendment 275, proposed by my noble friend Lord Cameron of Dillington. Under strict regulatory processes, and after consultation—I emphasise that that is in the amendment, as referred to by other noble Lords—it is about applying exciting new technologies, supporting our superb UK biotechnology industry to continue as a global leader and an...
  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 270 28 Jul 2020

    My Lords, I will speak particularly to Amendment 271 but I broadly support most of the amendments in this group, which are all about maintaining standards. There has been quite a lot of repetition. I am afraid I will also be guilty of that to some extent, although I will try to be brief, and there will be repetition in the future as the debate continues. I add my thanks to those of other...
  • Agriculture Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 236A 23 Jul 2020

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to have added my name to and support Amendment 258, tabled by and introduced so superbly by the noble Baroness, Lady Mallalieu. I draw attention to my interests as previously declared in this Committee. In 2018, the House of Commons EFRA Committee recommended that the Government should introduced mandatory methods of production labelling, which is the aim of the...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 July 2012

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 12 Jul 2018)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee D - Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)

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