Lord McAvoy

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Labour Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement 3 Apr 2019

    My Lords, having been consulted in the usual channels, on behalf of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition I endorse the actions and statements by the Government Chief Whip. It would be inconceivable that the House of Lords should not be sitting at a time of national deliberations bordering on a crisis, and therefore we fully support this. On behalf of the Opposition, I also endorse the Chief...
  • Arrangement of Business - Announcement 1 Apr 2019

    My Lords, I thank the Government Chief Whip for this statement and confirm that, in the usual channels, Her Majesty’s loyal Opposition have indicated they will co-operate in any further discussions or legislation required, with the proviso that it is genuine business arising from the constitutional debate on Brexit. I also ask him to maintain a strict review of what is required so that, as...
  • Adjournment 14 Mar 2019

    My Lords, this may come as some surprise to my noble friend: I think the basis on which he is approaching this has some merit, but with the threat still there it is essential that we carry on until things become clearer. In that respect, we are looking for more consultation and response from the Government about the mechanics of how they will handle things; they will get support for process...

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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


Currently held offices

  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (since 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 1 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 1 Feb 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees (since 1 Feb 2018)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) (since 24 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Services Committee (1 Feb 2018 to 6 Dec 2018)
  • 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)
  • 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 42 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 89.30% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — well above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 154 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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