Lord Scriven

Liberal Democrat 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

  • NHS Dental Contract - Question 1 Dec 2022

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a vice-president of the Local Government Association. Does the Minister agree, despite the new package that has just come forward, with the Conservative chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board, who has said that the Government should urgently commit to a comprehensive dental workforce strategy and increase councils’ funding...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Bahrain: Capital Punishment 1 Dec 2022

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Overseas Security and Justice Assistance Guidance, published on 26 January 2017, on what dates in (1) 2021, and (2) 2022, they sought an assurance from the government of Bahrain that the practice of the death penalty would no longer be carried out; and why they continue to provide funding to the government of Bahrain despite the death penalty...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mohammed Ramadhan 1 Dec 2022

    To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 November (HL2934), when were the last five occasions they raised the case of Mohammed Ramadhan with the government of Bahrain; what was the job title of the UK representative who raised the case; and what was the job title of the Bahraini representative or authority with whom the case was raised.

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 October 2014

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee (13 Jun 2019 to 16 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 4 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee (25 May 2016 to 5 Apr 2017)
  • Member, EU Justice Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 21 Jan 2016)

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