Gavin Brown MSP

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Gavin Brown MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) The N-56 report paints a medium oil scenario in which, it says, the Scottish deficit would be higher than the United Kingdom’s deficit in 2016-17 and in 2026-27. Does the minister agree with N-56?



Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) I support the amendments and am grateful to the cabinet secretary for lodging them. The idea of an instant penalty struck me as being a little harsh in some cases. The flexibility and changes that he has proposed strike the right balance, so I am pleased to support the amendments.

Amendme...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) It has been interesting and rewarding to be involved with the bill. I am extremely grateful to Professor Gavin McEwen, who gave expert advice to the Finance Committee, and to all other stakeholders who participated in round-table discussions, gave formal evidence and wrote in to try to explain some ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gavin Brown If that was John Mason being optimistic about the tax system, I hope that I am not here on the day when he is pessimistic.

Quite rightly, this has been a broadly consensual debate, with little to divide the chamber, either at stage 2 or at stage 3.

I was struck by something th...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) I, too, congratulate Gordon MacDonald on securing the debate. I thank the Scottish Grocers Federation, the National Federation of Retail Newsagents and the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust for their helpful briefings, which I think that many members will have taken advantage of in preparing for the deb...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) The official Scottish Government pensions paper contains 30 key proposals but only four of those proposals are costed. Given the importance of pensions to the people of Scotland, will the First Minister agree to update his pensions paper and put costings next to all 30 proposals?



Finance Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) I apologise for missing the beginning of the meeting. If my questions have been asked and answered, please say so, so that there is no duplication.

From my point of view, the key thing is the schedule for moving matters forward. When will officials next meet to discuss the issue? There wa...

Finance Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gavin Brown In his letter, David Gauke said that in the event that agreement on a permanent arrangement cannot be reached in advance of publication of the draft budget, there could be some kind of “interim solution”, I presume for year 1. At what point do the UK Government and Scottish Government say that they ...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) Oil and gas figures that were published this morning by the Scottish Government show that we collected £4 billion in the financial year 2013-14, which is down from £5.5 billion in 2012-13. The Scottish Government said that we were going to collect between £7 billion and £8 billion in 2013-14. Can th...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) On the fiscal commission working group, the Government has said that, if we do not get a currency union, we will walk away from the entirety of the debt. Do all the members of the fiscal commission working group, including the Nobel laureates, support that argument?

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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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YesDefeated

S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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YesDefeated

S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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NoCarried

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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YesDefeated

S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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NoCarried

S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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YesDefeated

S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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NoCarried

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Motion S4M-10769.1.1: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10430.2: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10353.2: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09926.4: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09462: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08769.3: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08714.4: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08551: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07872.4: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07734.2: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22432: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22414: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22415: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22322: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22324: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22319: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22316: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22321: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22320: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22313: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>

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