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George Osborne has confidence in Plan C – but do the banks?

John McFall’s article for the Guardian. Read this on the Guardian website. The magnificent setting of Mansion House is usually a place for gentle self-congratulation from the chancellor of the day on the economic achievements of the government and the …

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Lord McFall launches new website

John McFall, the Lord McFall of Alcluith and the former Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committe, has launched this new website at www.johnmcfall.com. The website aims help people learn more about Lord McFall’s work both within and outside …

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John McFall: the public need more information on the debate on Scotland’s future

John McFall, Lord McFall of Alcluith, has said that the public is not currently receiving all the information it needs on the debate on Scotland’s future. Speaking in the House of Lords debate on the Scotland Bill, the former Chairman …

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Lord McFall: Scottish Government is “having its cake and eating it” on university funding

John McFall, Lord McFall of Alcluith, has said in the House of Lords that the Scottish Government is “having its cake and eating it” on university funding, and that education must be a “UK-wide initiative.” Speaking in the House of …

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Budget 2012: More ‘Robbing Who?’ than Robin Hood

Lord McFall’s article for the Labour Lords website. Click here to read this article on Labour Lords. The power and influence of Twitter was in evidence minutes after the Chancellor sat down yesterday when he presented his budget to parliament. …

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Lord McFall: it is not too late to consider a British investment bank

Lord McFall, former Chairman of the Treasury Committee in the House of Commons, has called on the Government to think again about the idea of a British investment bank, as UK banks continue to fail to lend to small and …

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Legal support for asbestos victims

Lord McFall’s article for the Labour Lords website. Click here to read this article on Labour Lords. With over thirty thousand deaths in the UK from the industrial disease Mesothelioma, the subject gained a rightful focus at Question Time in …

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Lord McFall urges the Government to consider portable bank account numbers

Lord McFall, the former Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has urged the Government to push forward on introducing portable bank account numbers to encourage consumers to switch bank accounts. John McFall, responding to the Government’s statement on the Vickers Report …

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Government has to be honest on the EU economy, says Lord McFall

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord McFall has called for more honesty from the Government over the economic and financial situation in Europe. Lord McFall, the former Chairman of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, said in his speech …

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Lord McFall questions Bank of England on lending to businesses

Lord McFall has questioned Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, and Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor for Financial Stability, on the new financial regulation system and whether it will help manufacturing and small businesses to get the finance …

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