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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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 Thank you.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown Guidance will be read and understood by tax professionals. I was struck by the evidence that that witness gave and I wonder whether the Government will reflect on the issue.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown A witness who spoke on behalf of taxpayers who are on low salaries and do not have accountants, lawyers and tax advisers suggested a number of things, including the two suggestions that I have put to you. How will you ensure that unrepresented taxpayers, if we can so describe them, do not inadverten...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown We have had a good discussion about the GAAR and you have given your view on an independent panel of experts. Given that the GAAR goes wider than anti-avoidance rules elsewhere, a number of witnesses suggested that there should be a pre-clearance procedure with revenue Scotland, which might be forma...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown Section 8, “Ministerial guidance”, provides for guidance that ministers will give to revenue Scotland. In the main, such guidance will be published, but there is a get-out clause in that regard. Some people who gave evidence said that there should be a blanket rule that guidance must always be publi...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown We have had some discussion about whether the chief executive of revenue Scotland should be a member of its board. Schedule 1 talks about revenue Scotland having between five and nine members. Does the Government have a view at this stage on how many members there will be for the initial set-up of r...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown I am encouraged by that. It makes half of my questions redundant.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown Cabinet secretary, I was encouraged by your comments on penalties, with which I agree.

Just for clarity, did you say that you are definitely going to lodge stage 2 amendments, or is it the case that you will review the evidence in our report and may lodge amendments at stage 2?


Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gavin Brown In the line that concerns transition arrangements, one element is “Agreement with HMRC”. It looks as if that should be pretty much complete. Is it?

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S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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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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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-20800: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-20801: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20737: Gavin Brown, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
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