Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Judge 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

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

  • Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 20 Apr 2021

    My Lords, at this late stage in the debate all the principles have been canvassed, so I will speak briefly. Before I do so, I declare two particular interests: I sit as a judge in Qatar as president of the Qatar International Court, having been appointed by the state of Qatar in 2018, and I sit as an arbitrator practising in London in commercial arbitrations, although I have not sat in a...
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Report: Amendment 11 13 Apr 2021

    I thank the Minister for her pragmatic approach to this. I entirely agree with the analysis of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, that the real issue was Article 5 and the right and ability to detain on the battlefield. There was a real problem there and, with respect to the Government, they were right to consider it. The unfortunate thing is that they chose the wrong route....
  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 13 Apr 2021

    I support both Amendments 1 and 6. In the light of all that has been said, I need not add anything in respect of Amendment 1, but will make some brief remarks on Amendment 6. Investigating offences and prosecuting them are inextricably intertwined. To ensure fairness to all concerned—complainants, victims, defendants and prospective defendants—an integrated approach is essential. By and...

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Judge Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 25 November 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (since 17 Sep 2020)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 14 Jul 2020)
  • Chair, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 14 Jul 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 4 Jun 2020)
  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (22 May 2020 to 14 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Middle Level Bill Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 12 Jul 2018)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (15 May 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)

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