Lord McFall of Alcluith

Former MP, Alcluith

Labour

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How Lord McFall of Alcluith voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Lord McFall of Alcluith never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Childcare Payments Bill — Question 17 Dec 2014

    My Lords, on the issue of childcare, as chairman of a civic welfare and benefits group in Scotland, along with my colleagues in the churches, trade unions, local authorities and charities I visited a food bank in Drumchapel last week. We were informed there that over 25% of the clients were working poor, mostly women with childcare needs. That supports research for the Joseph Rowntree...
  • Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note 11 Dec 2014

    My Lords, I welcome the introduction by the noble Lord, Lord Shipley, of this important debate, and the maiden speech of the noble Lord, Lord Goddard of Stockport, which was very thoughtful and amusing. I am sure that he will make a great contribution to the House. My reflections will be on the issue of the Scottish referendum and from my experience as a Member of Parliament in the other...
  • Universal Credit — Question 10 Dec 2014

    My Lords, 40 million has been written off with IT in this system with a further 40 million being used on the old IT system. The useful IT life has now been downgraded from 15 years to five years. Given that this information was extracted painfully from the department by the NAO, is it not the case that warning lights have been flashing for two years and that only an objective...

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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 House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

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 (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Treasury Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (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 24 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 78.70% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this Lord’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 85 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)
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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