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Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
46 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2006–2011
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 1999–2007
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My Lords, I take this opportunity to welcome the new Minister to this Northern Ireland brief. I am sure he will find it interesting. I join the Minister and most noble Lords who have spoken in condemning the actions of the people who left a viable pipe bomb in Omagh on Remembrance Sunday, on a day and in a place designed to cause maximum harm and shock. It was a truly contemptible act. That...
My Lords, first of all I thank the Minister and the Government for making the Secretary of State’s Statement available to us. In the spirit of co-operation, we are very grateful for that. I echo the words of my honourable friend Owen Smith, with which I think the Minister will agree: it is profoundly disappointing that after 10 months of talks, two elections and countless and...
My Lords, I begin by adding my thanks to the members of the Constitution Committee and the European Union Committee for their work in producing these excellent reports. In introducing his committee’s report, the noble Lord, Lord Lang of Monkton, displayed the intellect and experience he has shown throughout the years of his ministerial career. His dissection of the SNP’s record in...
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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
Currently held offices
- Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (since 28 May 2015)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) (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 (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 (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 108 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 89.91% 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") 148 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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