Lord Bethell

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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 — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Hotels 3 Mar 2021

    This data is not held centrally. NHS England and NHS Improvement will be evaluating the use of this approach over the coming weeks.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antidepressants 3 Mar 2021

    The annual number of anti-depressants that have been prescribed and dispensed in England in the community between 2011-November 2020, the latest data available, is provided in the following table. Information is not held for items dispensed in secondary care. The total cost of prescription items between this period was £2,543,305,593.92 Calendar year Number of prescription items 2011...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antidepressants: Children 3 Mar 2021

    Information prior to 2015 is not held. The following tables show the number of antidepressant products that were prescribed to under 18 year olds and the subsequent subset of those aged 5 to 11 years old in England on a National Health Service prescription, dispensed in the community in England between April 2015, the earliest age-based data held, and November 2020, the latest data available....

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 19 July 2018

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care (since 9 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (29 Jul 2019 to 8 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Communications and Digital Committee (10 Apr 2019 to 29 Jul 2019)

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