Baroness Sugg

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Conservative 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

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Visas: EU Countries 18 Sep 2020

    The Government has discussed mobility arrangements across a number of areas as part of negotiations on our future relationship with the EU, and these discussions are ongoing. The EU has already legislated such that UK nationals will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. This will apply from the end of the transition period...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mauritius: Oil 17 Sep 2020

    Following the oil spill, the Government of Mauritius requested urgent assistance from the international community. As part of this response, we deployed three ecology experts from the UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science. These experts are assessing the scale of the damage and are helping Mauritius identify the best ways to restore its coastline and protect the...
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mali: Military Coups 17 Sep 2020

    The UK is concerned about the current political crisis in Mali, which is creating uncertainty at a time when the country is facing multiple security, humanitarian and health challenges. In his statement on 19 August, the Minister for Africa condemned the coup and urged all actors to exercise restraint, respect human rights and the rule of law and engage constructively in efforts to find a...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 11 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (since 2 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (23 Apr 2019 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (27 Oct 2017 to 23 Apr 2019)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (20 Jun 2017 to 27 Oct 2017)

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