Lord McAvoy

Former Labour Peer

Profile

Former 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

Left the House of Lords on 8 March 2024

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

Expenses

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Constitution Committee (13 Oct 2021 to 19 Jan 2022)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) ( 5 Mar 2018 to 9 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) ( 1 Feb 2018 to 9 May 2019)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee ( 1 Feb 2018 to 10 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) ( 1 Feb 2018 to 10 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Services Committee ( 1 Feb 2018 to 6 Dec 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees ( 1 Feb 2018 to 9 Jun 2021)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (24 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2021)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Lords) (28 May 2015 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jan 2013 to 13 Feb 2013)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) ( 6 Sep 2012 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Scotland) ( 6 Sep 2012 to 24 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Administration and Works Committee (Lords) (26 Jun 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 HM 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)

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Government: Expenditure - Question 6 Jun 2023

    My Lords, does the Minister not understand what is happening here? The SNP Government are spending public money on issues they do not have a legal mandate for. Why is this Government, a unionist Government, not using their powers to put a stop to public money being used to divide our country? Action is required now.
  • Public Order Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 80 22 Nov 2022

    My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 98 in the name of Lord Farmer, and Amendments 88 and 90 in the names of the noble Lord, Lord Beith, the noble Baronesses, Lady Fox and Lady Hoey, and the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of St Albans. Amendment 98 would correct one of the most egregious aspects of the addition of Clause 9, which was originally added to the Bill in the other place....
  • Public Order Bill - Second Reading 1 Nov 2022

    My Lords, there seems to be a litany of problems with Clause 9, but I will pick up on just a few. First, I want to make it absolutely clear that I support the view that it is unacceptable for women to face harassment or intimidation of any kind. If people are found to be doing this outside abortion clinics, they should be dealt with swiftly, and support should be provided to victims. It is...

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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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