Lord Caine

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland 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

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 15 Dec 2021

    Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill – committee stage (day 2) – Lord Caine. Legislation; 4:15 pm
  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee 13 Dec 2021

    Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill – committee stage (day 1) – Lord Caine. Legislation; 3:45 pm
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Ira 2 Dec 2021

    The UK Government engages regularly with the Irish Government, on a range of matters that require or benefit from the partnership between our two countries, including legacy matters. Legacy issues are due to be discussed during the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC) on 2 December. The UK and Irish Governments have also been undertaking a period of engagement regarding legacy...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (since 5 Nov 2021)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 29 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 5 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee (17 Sep 2020 to 5 Nov 2021)

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