Lord Offord of Garvel

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

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

  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 10 Mar 2022

    Draft Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Disability Assistance and Information-Sharing) (Consequential Provision and Modifications) Order 2022 – Lord Offord of Garvel. Orders and regulations
  • Written Answers — Scotland Office: Coronavirus: Scotland 31 Jan 2022

    The UK Government’s furlough and self-employed support schemes supported more than 900,000 Scottish jobs at their peak and more than 100,000 Scottish businesses have benefitted from £4 billion of UK Government Covid loans. Going forward, the Government is directly investing £191 million in Scotland through the Community Renewal Fund, Community Ownership fund and Levelling Up Fund. The UK...
  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 14 Dec 2021

    Consumer Scotland Act 2020 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2022 – Lord Offord of Garvel. Orders and regulations

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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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