Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown

DUP Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill - Second Reading 20 Jan 2021

    My Lords, in general I welcome this Bill, insofar as it seeks to provide fair protection to our armed personnel who served overseas from vexatious and repeated investigations long after they have served. Whether it actually does this is open to question, and many believe that it promises more than it can deliver—but we shall surely examine that in our debate. In this Bill, the threshold for...
  • Gas Boilers and Heaters: Replacement Programme - Question 12 Jan 2021

    In recognising the Government’s desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the United Kingdom, one must also recognise the need to ensure that the transition is fair to householders and businesses. Therefore, can the Minister tell the House what detailed study has been done to identify any additional costs there will be to run any new heating system? How can we ensure that those...
  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 11 Jan 2021

    My Lords, the Bill is intended to provide a legal framework for the state authorising its agents to commit criminal offences where necessary. It mainly puts existing practice on a clear and consistent statutory footing. It will insert new Section 29B into Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, creating a criminal conduct authorisation. CCAs may be granted, where necessary, for...

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DUP Peer, Former DUP MLA for South Antrim

Entered the House of Lords on 19 June 2018

Previously MP for South Antrim until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

Left the Assembly on 1 July 2010 — Resigned

Also represented South Antrim; Mid Ulster


Topics of interest

  • Northern Ireland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • Crosshill Quarry
  • Housing
  • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland
  • Tax Credits
  • Terrorism

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 26 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow DUP Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jun 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (16 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Minister, Calvary Free Presbyterian Church, Mullaghboy Hill, Magherafelt. £364 per week plus Manse rent allowance (£120 per week). Hours: 30 hours per week (Updated 21 March 201 and 16 January 2015)
8. Land and Property
One half share in a house in England from which rental income is received.

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