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 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement. In comparing this year’s table to last year’s, I note that there appear to be significant increases in the cash underspends for education, justice, rural affairs and infrastructure. Will the cabinet secretary give us more details abou...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) I am grateful to the convener for her remarks and for their tone, and for the way in which the committee approached what I think was a difficult task. There was a range of evidence to look at and some complex issues for committee members to get their heads around, and there was a great degree of con...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gavin Brown This has been a pretty constructive debate. I was struck by the contributions of a number of members.

Fiona McLeod talked about her experience of previously chairing a private bill committee, although the National Trust for Scotland (Governance etc) Bill was perhaps a little less content...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown (Lothian) (Con) Your submission says:

“Scotland could, in time, consider the attractiveness or otherwise of policies of other countries, for example offering tax relief on work and private pensions contributions based on age”.

Will you expand on that? Would younger or older people get more tax...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown It is clear that you have considered the issue. Which option do you advocate?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown You described the recent changes as the “Lamborghini” reforms. I do not know whether those were your words or you were quoting them from elsewhere. I got the impression that you were pretty negative about those reforms. At First Minister’s questions, I asked the First Minister which of them he would...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown The one that you touched on most was the fact that it is not necessary to purchase an annuity. You were quoting someone else, but you implied that you thought that that was a little reckless. Would you reverse that policy?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown If we were to become independent, you would not want that policy to be mirrored in Scotland. Is that correct?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown Again, you are pretty critical about the decision from 1997 or 1998—I forget when it was—that you described as the pension “raid”. You said that it had not been revoked or reversed by any subsequent UK Government. If we were to become independent, would you call on Scotland to reverse that decision?...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gavin Brown You also want there to be a redistribution between the richer and the poorer via tax relief on pensions. Is there any indication in the white paper or elsewhere that that is on the table?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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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 >>
Motion S4M-06405: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22097: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22098: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22096: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22074: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22071: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22075: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22022: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22020: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22015: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22013: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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