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Lord McFall of Alcluith
- Also represented West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton
- 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 Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Lord McFall of Alcluith voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. 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 introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Never rebels against their party.
- Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (13 May 2013)
“My Lords, today UK businesses have about £700 billion in cash on their balance sheets-money that is looking for places to invest but companies are lacking the confidence to do so. In addressing the growth strategy-which currently seems to be absent-the biggest task facing the Government is to instil confidence in people and companies. We have to recognise that there is a demand problem...”
- EU: Budget Report — Motion to Approve (25 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, in his manifesto defining the Mais lecture of February 2010, the Chancellor, just before he assumed office, announced a new macroeconomic and financial policy. He asserted that economic theory and, indeed, evidence suggested that tight fiscal policy would lead to recovery. He embraced the notion of austerity politics, and the imprimatur of both the Chancellor and the Prime Minister...”
- Retail Prices Index — Question (24 Apr 2013)
“My Lords, in order to overcome the notion of dodgy statistics, the Minister will be aware that Parliament set up an independent body in the UK Statistics Authority which was first chaired by Sir Michael Scholar. As a result of that, he and others have resisted the massaging of statistics by politicians. Is not the UK Statistics Authority a bulwark to prevent the massaging of statistics by...”
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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 76.01% 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") 55 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||£18,838 (333rd)||£22,832 (234th)||£22,043 (245th)||£21,532||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,291 (joint 204th with 1 other)||£19,508 (joint 320th with 1 other)||£16,415 (125th)|
|Office running costs||£10,301 (576th)||£16,926 (401st)||£18,469 (457th)||£21,043||£18,461 (317th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,084 (343rd)||£16,326 (291st)|
|Staffing costs||£108,627 (25th)||£92,230 (119th)||£89,583 (77th)||£81,820||£74,214 (joint 160th with 13 others)||£71,197 (157th)||£63,488 (370th)||£45,324 (354th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,477 (157th)||£9,893 (171st)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£14,245 (88th)1||£13,793 (108th)2||£17,939 (29th)||£14,478||£22,648 (33rd)||£19,510 (58th)||£24,598 (21st)||£23,960 (5th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£110 (332nd)||£147 (353rd)||£164 (joint 342nd with 1 other)||£562||£1,085 (169th)||£2,611 (31st)||£1,830 (59th)||£1,289 (96th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£3,508 (13th)||£2,372 (49th)||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||£2,385 (joint 460th with 1 other)||£628 (410th)||£926 (306th)||£1,104||£1,037 (joint 273rd with 1 other)||£925 (294th)||£966 (351st)||£1,353 (joint 207th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,080 (554th)||£1,903 (429th)||£2,972||£3,617 (209th)||£2,390 (342nd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,220 (joint 294th with 1 other)||£825 (joint 596th with 1 other)||£825||£1,874 (joint 365th with 1 other)||£1,874 (joint 358th with 1 other)||£1,874 (joint 350th with 2 others)||£1,572 (joint 430th with 3 others)|
|Total||£168,491 (88th)||£161,121 (85th)||£151,852 (69th)||£144,336||£143,838 (50th)||£137,597 (44th)||£130,348 (31st)||£106,239 (34th)|