Lord Leigh of Hurley

Conservative 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

  • Manufacturing Post Brexit - Question 26 Jan 2023

    My Lords, would my noble friend agree with me, in respect of manufacturing post Brexit, that R&D is a very important part of manufacturing growth? The ONS revised statistics show that research and development in the UK was £33 billion just before Brexit; last year, it was £42 billion. This is in part thanks to the Government’s R&D tax credits of £6.7 billion last year. Will BEIS...
  • Business: Greenwashing - Question 10 Jan 2023

    Will my noble friend be able to give, now or later, an estimate of the cost of ESG reporting to British companies? The reason I ask is that an SEC commissioner recently stated that the cost to the 4,600 companies it regulates of providing ESG reporting is currently at $2 billion and expected to rise to $8 billion with the new regulations.
  • Autumn Statement 2022 - Motion to Take Note 29 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I add my congratulations to the noble Baroness, Lady Lea—no relation. She is someone I have admired for many years, in all her writings and output, and she gave a most excellent maiden speech. I welcome the Autumn Statement, which has helped the UK’s position as fiscally prudent, rescued the pound and helped interest rates—some might say that this is a coded message for...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2013

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (since 20 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (20 Jul 2022 to 4 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (20 Jul 2022 to 17 Mar 2017)
  • Chair, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (20 Jul 2022 to 11 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (4 Sep 2018 to 20 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (6 Dec 2016 to 20 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (1 Sep 2016 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Jan 2014 to 20 Jul 2022)

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