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 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) I thank the cabinet secretary for his statement and for early sight of it. As always, he has made a polished presentation of his provisional outturn figures. I expect no less.

However, there is a gap in the figures. Mr Swinney mentioned towards the end of his statement his determination t...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray I sat in Mr Swinney’s office and we agreed an alternative way in which the outcome that we both want could be achieved. If he prefers the constitutional grievance to helping poor tenants who are suffering under the bedroom tax, that is his choice.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray Will Mr Swinney give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray On the face of it, I agree with much of what Mr Swinney is saying in that we did support his budget on the basis of the action that we agreed that he would take against the bedroom tax. However, I cannot miss this opportunity to ask him why we are now three months past the point at which he agreed t...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray Will Mr Swinney take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray I am genuinely puzzled. The prospectus on which Rob Gibson stands, and the Government that he supports, would reduce the taxation that major energy companies provide. How would that get us more tax from them?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray Will the member acknowledge that 70 per cent of our trade was with the rest of the United Kingdom and explain to me why creating any kind of barrier with our major customer would be advantageous to that trade balance?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray Mr Mason has perfect timing: the way out of the problem would be to believe the Scottish Government’s forecasts, which tell us that there would suddenly be more economic growth. The Scottish Government says that our productivity will jump, our employment rate will suddenly soar, net in-migration wil...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab) It is a truth universally acknowledged that in this referendum campaign many voters still feel that there is a lack of dispassionate information available about the economic and fiscal position of an independent Scotland. They certainly did not get any from the cabinet secretary’s largely substance-...
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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-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 >>
Motion S4M-09126: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2014 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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