Lord McFall of Alcluith

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord McFall of Alcluith's votes

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  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions
  • Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note 21 Jul 2015

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to participate in this debate. I did not think I would see the day when Tory Back-Benchers cheered a Budget which introduced higher taxes, a Chancellor ordered wages in the country to go up by unilateral government fiat and a party ordered other people who owned homes—namely housing associations—to sell those homes. Perhaps next year the Chancellor will...
  • Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note 16 Jul 2015

    My Lords, it is a privilege to participate in this debate and I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Alton, on securing it, as well as on the work that he and the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, have done over many months and years on this issue. As we know, Article 18 is under threat in over a quarter of the nations in the world. The noble Lord, Lord Alton, has given eloquent testimony to what...
  • Algorithmic Trading — Question 6 Jul 2015

    My Lords, this House received compelling evidence from the Economic Affairs Committee that through HFT, billions of pounds of shares were being traded every day with little or no public exposure. Technology is being used not to ensure that we introduce fairness and neutrality into the market, but to receive information ahead of the rest of the market. This was described as the battle of...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 July 2010

Previously MP for West Dunbartonshire until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton

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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Naval Bases: Ambulance Services
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Jobcentres
  • Tax

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Treasury Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Treasury Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jul 1998 to 2 Dec 1999)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 186 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 29 people are tracking this peer — email me updates on Lord McFall of Alcluith’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 93 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Speech to Bell Pottinger Public Affairs Limited, 5th Floor, Holborn Gate, 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1QB. Fee of £400 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Speech to European Banking Regulation Roundtable arranged by City & Financial, 8 Westminster Court, Hipley Street, Old Woking, Surrey. Fee of £200 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Parliamentary panel surveys:
ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.
Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 December 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 February 2010)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 March 2010)
BPRI Group, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2PX.
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 February 2010)
The Open Road, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London WC2N 4JF.
Survey for Prudential. Fee of £60 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY.
Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Heidrick & Struggles, 3 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EP.
Completion of Parliamentary Telephone Survey. Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Understanding Modern Government Conference, arranged by GovNet Communications, St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP. Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Corporate & Financial Group Conference, 2 Greenways, Pembroke Road, Woking GU22 7DY. Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Westminster Briefing Sector Knowledge Conference. Arranged by Westminster Briefing, 4 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7DL. Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 December 2009)
Completion of telephone survey for European Headquarters of Toyota. Address: Toyota Motor Europe, Avenue du Bourget 60, 1140 Brussels, Belgium. Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 December 2009)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
An intern sponsored by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales from October 2008-July 2009.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: 1) All-Party Parliamentary China Group
2) Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress
Address of donor: 1) House of Commons
2) 32 Zhong Shan Beilu, Nanjing 210008, People's Republic of China
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1) £713 (return flights to Shanghai) (from donations previously registered)
2) £700 (includes hotels for 6 nights, meals and coach travel for 6 days.)
Destination of visit: Jiangsu Province and Shanghai
Date of visit: 19-26 September 2009
Purpose of visit: as a representative of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, to consolidate links between the UK and Jiangsu Province.
(Registered 7 October 2009)
Name of donor: Aberdeen Asset Management
Address of donor: One Bow Churchyard, London EC4M 9HH.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,313.50 for flights and accommodation.
Destination of visit: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
Date of visit: 5-13 March 2010
Purpose of visit: part of Industry and Parliament Trust Postgraduate Fellowship looking at banking and financial services.
(Registered 7 April 2010)

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