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- Also represented Rutherglen and Hamilton West; Glasgow Rutherglen
- Entered the House of Lords on 22 June 2010
- Previously MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord McAvoy voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for the hunting ban. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party.
- Scotland: Independence — Question (13 May 2013)
“To ask Her Majesty's Government what if any instructions they have given to each Government department to outline the impact that independence would have on its responsibilities in Scotland.”
- Scotland: Independence — Question (13 May 2013)
“My Lords, I thank the Minister for his Answer. He will, like me, be confident that the overwhelming body of evidence supplied by government Ministers and their departments will show that Scotland is far better off staying within the union. However, the Minister knows that we must be careful with how this is portrayed in Scotland. We do not want lecturing or hectoring. I ask the Minister to do...”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 96.58% of votes in this House with this affiliation — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — average amongst Lords.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 58 times in debates — average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£6,211 (557th)||£22,150 (286th)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,554||£20,751 (250th)||£19,850 (joint 268th with 1 other)||£19,467 (325th)||£16,100 (160th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,527 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,227 (joint 1st with 81 others)|
|Office running costs||£21,980 (126th)||£17,167 (387th)||£20,434 (301st)||£16,000||£19,325 (joint 11th with 77 others)||£18,798 (joint 192nd with 12 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£16,050 (306th)|
|Staffing costs||£108,180 (29th)||£86,913 (352nd)||£87,276 (joint 156th with 7 others)||£88,071||£66,458 (joint 496th with 11 others)||£64,273 (joint 458th with 31 others)||£61,856 (joint 448th with 1 other)||£47,673 (255th)|
|Communications Allowance||£13,311 (51st)||£8,006 (330th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£15,612 (59th)1||£14,989 (78th)2||£15,589 (60th)||£13,705||£20,333 (55th)||£21,328 (39th)||£17,344 (93rd)||£16,399 (46th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£103 (339th)||£0||£298 (joint 278th with 2 others)||£160||£343 (315th)||£1,149 (140th)||£1,064 (joint 159th with 1 other)||£870 (156th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£604 (182nd)||£294 (joint 264th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,743 (297th)||£191 (626th)||£63 (640th)||£123||£511 (497th)||£622 (449th)||£267 (623rd)||£928 (361st)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£425 (625th)||£0||£600||£292 (635th)||£956 (572nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£841 (623rd)||£0||£1,685||£1,685 (520th)||£1,685 (510th)||£1,685 (480th)||£0|
|Other Costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£4,743 (32nd)||£0|
|Total||£162,261 (164th)||£150,976 (254th)||£145,770 (159th)||£141,898||£131,316 (164th)||£130,235 (116th)||£126,187 (56th)||£99,247 (102nd)|