Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan

Former MP


A selection of Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan's votes

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  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Electricity System Resilience (S&T Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2015

    My Lords, I have interests in the electricity industry, and I have declared them in the register. First, I congratulate the noble Earl on this report. He and I have served as colleagues on the committee for many years, and I was more than delighted when he assumed the chair. He has already acquitted himself with great distinction today and in the production of the report. When we embarked on...
  • Electricity System Resilience (S&T Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note 3 Nov 2015

    I am not sure whether I am supposed to respond to that. My point is that there are a number of uncertain sources of gas. I think we would all agree that the nature of our dependence on coal is essentially temporary. The long-term requirements of a section of our fossil fuel demand will be met by gas, which will still come from areas that will be unpredictable politically and socially, to say...
  • Energy Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) 21 Oct 2015

    It is a bit rich, this casting aside of planning legislation and saying that what local authorities’ planning committees come to decisions on are somehow an affront to democracy. Equally rich is the Panglossian view that has just been expressed—or perhaps it is the reverse of Pangloss—that any windmill will be an offence to the eye and should not be allowed. There are a...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 June 2005

Previously MP for Ochil until 11 April 2005 — did not stand for re-election

Entered the House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election

Also represented Ochil; Clackmannan; Stirlingshire East and Clackmannan


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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (14 Nov 2007 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (L) (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2 (21 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Trade & Industry Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (17 Jan 1996 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chair, Trade & Industry Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (1 Jul 1988 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (3 May 1979 to 16 Jan 1981)


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  • Has spoken in 42 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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.90% of votes in this House with this affiliation — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 77 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 88 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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