Lord McFall of Alcluith

The Senior Deputy Speaker

Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, I am very much aware that I am speaking to a House full of reasonable people. In that regard, earlier I invited the House to agree the Motion and I shall go back and ensure a positive exchange between the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, myself and the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown. If the House is agreed on that, I beg to move. Motion agreed.
  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 3 Apr 2017

    My Lords, in moving that the eighth report from the Committee for Privileges and Conduct be agreed, I will speak also to the third Motion in my name on the Order Paper amending the Code of Conduct. The eighth report covers three areas. First, it proposes minor changes to the Code of Conduct and the guide to the code to provide greater clarity for Members about what needs to be declared when...
  • Privileges and Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree 3 Apr 2017

    All I can say is that the challenge of the mighty noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, is too much for me here today. This was undertaken by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, with the intention to make the code more consistent. In moving that, the committee accepted it at the time. I invite the House to agree the Motion, mindful of the comments of the noble Lord, Lord...

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Labour Peer

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 the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Party was Labour/Co-operative until 11 Apr 2005

Also represented West Dunbartonshire; Dumbarton

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Scotland
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Naval Bases: Ambulance Services
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Jobcentres
  • Tax

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Selection, Committee of (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords) (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • Member, House of Lords Commission (since 1 Sep 2016)
  • The Senior Deputy Speaker (since 1 Sep 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Union Committee (25 May 2016 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2016)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (16 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2011 to 13 Dec 2011)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Treasury Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chairman, Treasury Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (5 Nov 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Treasury Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-committee (7 Jun 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (3 Mar 2000 to 5 Mar 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office (28 Jul 1998 to 2 Dec 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (28 Jul 1998 to 2 Dec 1999)
  • Government Whip (8 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Government Whip (6 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1998)
  • Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 26 Oct 1992)
  • Member, Defence Committee (28 Apr 1988 to 16 Mar 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord McFall of Alcluith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.92% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above 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") 126 times in debates — above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Speech to Bell Pottinger Public Affairs Limited, 5th Floor, Holborn Gate, 26 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1QB. Fee of £400 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Speech to European Banking Regulation Roundtable arranged by City & Financial, 8 Westminster Court, Hipley Street, Old Woking, Surrey. Fee of £200 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Parliamentary panel surveys:
ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.
Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 December 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 February 2010)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 March 2010)
BPRI Group, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2PX.
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 November 2009)
Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 February 2010)
The Open Road, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London WC2N 4JF.
Survey for Prudential. Fee of £60 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY.
Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 November 2009)
Heidrick & Struggles, 3 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3EP.
Completion of Parliamentary Telephone Survey. Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Understanding Modern Government Conference, arranged by GovNet Communications, St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP. Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Corporate & Financial Group Conference, 2 Greenways, Pembroke Road, Woking GU22 7DY. Fee of £50 donated to charity. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2009)
Speech at Westminster Briefing Sector Knowledge Conference. Arranged by Westminster Briefing, 4 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7DL. Fee of £150 donated to charity. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 December 2009)
Completion of telephone survey for European Headquarters of Toyota. Address: Toyota Motor Europe, Avenue du Bourget 60, 1140 Brussels, Belgium. Fee of £75 donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 December 2009)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: 1) All-Party Parliamentary China Group
2) Jiangsu Provincial People's Congress
Address of donor: 1) House of Commons
2) 32 Zhong Shan Beilu, Nanjing 210008, People's Republic of China
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1) £713 (return flights to Shanghai) (from donations previously registered)
2) £700 (includes hotels for 6 nights, meals and coach travel for 6 days.)
Destination of visit: Jiangsu Province and Shanghai
Date of visit: 19-26 September 2009
Purpose of visit: as a representative of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, to consolidate links between the UK and Jiangsu Province.
(Registered 7 October 2009)
Address of donor: One Bow Churchyard, London EC4M 9HH.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,313.50 for flights and accommodation.
Destination of visit: Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
Date of visit: 5-13 March 2010
Purpose of visit: part of Industry and Parliament Trust Postgraduate Fellowship looking at banking and financial services.
(Registered 7 April 2010)

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