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 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) It was been a very good debate, furnished by academic and commercial expertise from members right across the chamber. I conclude a number of things from the debate. First, the ICT and digital technology sector has, thus far, been a success story. Indeed, there is broad consensus on that. The sector ...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) Thank you for submitting the joint update note, which is helpful. I will go through some of it. Under the heading “Policy Development and Secondary Legislation”, you say:

“The current timetables for the RSTP Bill and the secondary legislation should see everything in place in time by 1 Ap...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown That is fine—maybe I am reading too much into the comment. Is there anything to suggest that things might not happen by that date?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown Okay. Under the heading “Tax Administration Programme”, the update says that there was a gateway review, which ended in February, and that

“The overall assessment of delivery confidence was Amber.”

Will you expand on what that means? I presume that the options are red, amber an...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown What was the previous gateway review grading?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown You are in the middle of a five-point scale, at three. How do you get to green? I presume that the project needs to be green when we go live, or does that not really matter?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown So the fact that the project is amber just now is normal or is not a worry in any case.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown Under the heading “IT Implementation”, on the third page of your update, you give larger set-up costs for revenue Scotland and identify why those costs are higher than the initial figures. Is there any prospect that the figure of £1.23 million will end up significantly higher?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown A similar question goes to Registers of Scotland. The cost description is “Build Cost of new LBTT System” and the set-up cost is given as being £75,000. Is there any prospect that that figure will rise, or is it set in concrete?



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown A similar question goes to SEPA. The set-up costs that are given for the “Information Systems” cost description are £350,000. Is there any prospect that they could rise, or is that a maximum?

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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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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 >>
Motion S4M-06405: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06225.2: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06016.3: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05653: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20731: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
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