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

  • Subsidy Control Bill - Second Reading 19 Jan 2022

    My Lords, we plainly need a proper subsidy control regime and we need independent enforcement. We decided that this was a matter that was a reserved power, but the fact that it is a reserved power does not mean that every effort should not be made to agree the principles on which the independent enforcement agency is to work and to ensure that the procedure before it is fair and balanced....
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (6th Day): Amendment 114C 17 Jan 2022

    I have added my name to this amendment for four reasons. First, the need is clear: we need complete protection of victims and the public interest, and to make certain that recalcitrant are no longer able to delay. Secondly, the duty of candour is clear: there is no doubt about what it entails. Thirdly, the remedies provided in the proposed new clause are extensive and proportionate. Finally,...
  • Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Report (5th Day): Amendment 104 12 Jan 2022

    I will speak briefly in support of this amendment. There are five reasons for my support. First, the debates on this Bill have shown the enormous disparity of views that can be expressed about sentencing. We have ranged from restorative justice, which I warmly support, to long prison sentences. We need to look at it in whole and strategically. Secondly, the Sentencing Code shows how...

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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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