Iain Gray MSP

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Iain Gray MSP

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  • Member for: East Lothian
  • Region: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) The innovation centres are undoubtedly a welcome initiative, but they are very reminiscent of and identical in purpose to the intermediary technology institutes, which were launched back in 2002 with almost four times the budget, even then. When the current Government inherited the ITIs, it first sl...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) I thank the cabinet secretary for his statement and for early sight of it.

The descent into administration of Ferguson, which is our last commercial shipyard, is a blow to an iconic industry, to which we must respond with every resource at our disposal. The hardest blow, of course, is to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) I welcome and support the amendments. They will bring the bill into line with corresponding provisions in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill, which seems right and proper, and with the effect that, in dealing with cases, the upper tribunal will have the same powers in relation to the petition as the ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Iain Gray I support amendment 7 and welcome the cabinet secretary’s recognition of the concerns that were raised at stages 1 and 2 by the committee, to which he has now responded.

As he said, amendment 7 will put it beyond doubt that condition B of the GAAR applies to transactions between individua...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) In the stage 1 debate, I quoted Albert Einstein, as I do whenever I am given the opportunity. Einstein said:

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”

I doubt that Einstein ever had to worry about land and buildings transaction tax, and he certainly did ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Iain Gray In the spirit of the famous game “Scissors, paper, stone”, the fact is that Peter May’s product will eventually end up in landfill and be subject to the landfill tax that Mr Swinney has introduced.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) Whatever the Daily Mail has said, we have all read what the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth said to his Cabinet colleagues when he warned that the volatility of oil revenues would compromise the affordability of pensions in an independent Scotland.

Yesterd...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) The core of Sir George Mathewson’s argument in the Financial Times piece to which the question referred is in the sentence in which he says:

“Banks such as RBS and Lloyds Banking Group have strong Scottish connections but they can scarcely be described as Scottish banks.”

That ...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) In her statement, the cabinet secretary said:

“Scotland’s economy will achieve its full potential only when we maximise the quality as well as the quantity of work”.

I can only agree with those fine words. However, Murdo Fraser is right: we could have taken a real step in that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) This must be the cabinet secretary’s third or fourth attempt since the white paper at an economic plan for independence, so we cannot accuse him of not trying. However, with today’s effort, he really has nothing new to say—he is simply rehashing his previous failed attempts. It is rather like one of...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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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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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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Motion S4M-10769.1: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10507: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10261: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10256: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10255: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10101: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09927.1: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09291: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09239.2: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09238: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03376: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21460: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21294: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21295: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21296: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21293: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21289: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21288: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21290: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21292: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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