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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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A selection of Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown’s votes
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Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2010.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 37 votes against, 30 absences, between 2007–2014.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2007–2012.
Voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2012.
Generally voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 11 absences, between 2012–2014.
Almost always voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2014.
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My Lords, I appreciate that this is very sensitive subject. Life is an amazing and wonderful journey, but death is inevitable for us all. I believe, as the scripture said, that “it is appointed unto men once to die”— but that is not the end— “but after this the judgment.” As well as considering the impact of the Bill on patients and the vulnerable, we must consider the impact on...
My Lords, will the Minister ensure that before any change in government policy, whether it be plan B or any other changes, there will be proper consultation with the devolved Administrations?
As a Christian minister who has visited the sick for over 50 years, I believe that a vital part of the healing process of any patient is not only the care given by medical professionals, but the individual’s peace of mind. That healing is greatly enhanced by the visit of a family friend or loved one. One of the tragedies of the Covid pandemic was that many had to die without the touch of a...
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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
- Department of Health
- HM Treasury
- Crosshill Quarry
- Armed Forces: Northern Ireland
- Tax Credits
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)
- Chairman, National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill Committee (0 out of 13)
- Chairman, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Deep Sea Mining Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Chairman, Presumption of Death Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Prisons (Property) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Financial Services (Banking Reform)Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Health and Social Care Bill Committee (3 out of 40)
- Chairman, Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (3 out of 4)
- Chairman, Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants Etc.) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Law Commission Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Chairman, Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (1 out of 4)
- Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
, 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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