Lord Offord of Garvel

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Conservative Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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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.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum - Question 20 Jul 2022

    My Lords, Her Majesty’s Government are clearly of the view that now is not the time to talk about another independence referendum in Scotland. People across Scotland want to see both our Governments working together on the issues that matter to them: tackling the cost of living, protecting our long-term energy security, leading the international response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...
  • Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum - Question 20 Jul 2022

    The noble Lord referenced the £20 million that the Scottish Government have ring-fenced and the 20 civil servants put together for this referendum. The minute the First Minister announced that she wanted to publish a prospectus for independence, the Secretary of State for Scotland said: “right-minded Scots would agree that using civil service resources to design a prospectus for...
  • Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum - Question 20 Jul 2022

    I thank my noble friend and agree with her that the next leader has a great responsibility to protect the union. I note that they will be the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. So far, we have had 55, of whom 11 were Scots, so that is a healthy 20% representation, which is one of the reasons why this union has been so successful: Scottish voices have been heard. We must ensure that...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 October 2021

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (since 4 Oct 2021)

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