Lord McAvoy

Former MP

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Independence Referendum - Private Notice Question 14 Mar 2017

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  • Scottish Independence Referendum - Private Notice Question 14 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I was in a rush because I understand I have only a minute or so. The most important point is that there is no desire in Scotland for another referendum. It is simply not in Scotland’s best interest, especially not at a time when we need stability and a period of relative calm, not yet more uncertainty. Before the 2014 vote the SNP said that the referendum was a...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) 7 Mar 2017

    My Lords, I thank my noble friends Lord Hain and Lord Murphy of Torfaen for tabling the amendment, which gives us a chance further to emphasise the importance we place on the issue it deals with. It has been for the most part an extremely positive debate. Contributions from my noble friends Lord Murphy of Torfaen, Lord Reid of Cardowan and Lord Hain, as former Secretaries of State for...

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Labour Peer

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 the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented Rutherglen and Hamilton West; Glasgow Rutherglen

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Currently held offices

  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (since 28 May 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 6 Sep 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Lords) (13 Oct 2010 to 28 May 2015)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (28 Oct 2008 to 10 Feb 2009)
  • Member, Administration Committee (27 Oct 2008 to 9 Feb 2009)
  • Member, Selection Committee (9 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (8 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chief Whip (technically Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household) (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household (5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 10 Feb 2009)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 1997 to 9 Feb 2009)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (8 May 1997 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Government Whip (technically Comptroller, HM Household) (6 May 1997 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Dec 1994 to 11 Nov 1996)

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  • Has spoken in 102 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord McAvoy’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 90.08% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — 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") 141 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

8. Land and Property
Land in Cambuslang on which County Inn is situated.
Residential flat in London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) County Pub Company Ltd, of which I am a director receiving no separate remuneration.

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