Lord Trees

Crossbench 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

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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.

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.

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Recent appearances

  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill - Second Reading 16 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I very much welcome the Bill, which brings UK sentencing in line with current law in Scotland and Northern Ireland and other comparable countries, better reflects the nature of welfare offences in comparison with other offences and, because there is a strong link between violence against animals and violence against people, may help reduce human abuse as well as animal abuse. Apart...
  • Domestic Animals - Question 15 Apr 2021

    My Lords, disease and ill health are a major cause of poor welfare in both companion animals and livestock. I congratulate Her Majesty’s Government on recognising this with respect to livestock in the Agriculture Act by providing the possibility of financial incentives to improve health and welfare. How do the Government intend to assess and measure livestock welfare to achieve that objective?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening 11 Dec 2020

    To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of those testing positive for COVID-19 as a result of a polymerase chain reaction test, and subsequently included in the national statistics, (1) display symptoms of the virus at the time of the test, and (2) subsequently develop such symptoms.

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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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