Lord Grimstone of Boscobel

Conservative 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

  • Financial Services and Markets Bill - Second Reading 10 Jan 2023

    My Lords, it is a special pleasure to follow my noble friend Lord Remnant. His eloquent maiden speech clearly demonstrates his deep expertise in financial services. This should be of no surprise to your Lordships, because the City is truly part of his DNA. I had the pleasure of serving on the board of the Shareholder Executive under my noble friend’s chairmanship, and I have witnessed at...
  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 14 Jul 2022

    Draft Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Movement etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022 – Lord Grimstone of Boscobel. Orders and regulations
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Coronavirus: Vaccination 30 Jun 2022

    The UK has continuously engaged with the African Group and the Least Developed Countries Group, represented by Tanzania and Bangladesh respectively, throughout the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) debate. A consensus-based agreement on a TRIPS Decision was reached at the World Trade Organisation’s 12th Ministerial Conference, which both groups are eligible to use.

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 8 April 2020

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Agreements Committee (since 12 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Trade (18 Mar 2020 to 8 Jul 2022)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (18 Mar 2020 to 8 Jul 2022)

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