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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Iain Gray

Scottish Labour

MSP for East Lothian (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands (Constituency) 1999 - 2003

About Iain Gray

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @iaingraymsp

Facebook: Iain's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01620 822711
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

5a Mitchell's Close
Haddington
EH41 3NB

Phone: 01620 822711
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Iain is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Iain is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Muscular Dystrophy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Iain does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Iain has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Iain has had 25 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

10 January 2018 - 01 November 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Opportunity

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Growth

Scottish Labour

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

18 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Convener

18 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Conveners Group

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

18 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

22 December 2011 - 18 January 2012

Public Audit Committee

Member

20 May 2011 - 17 December 2011

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

13 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

17 September 2007 - 16 September 2008

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Labour

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

09 May 2002 - 01 May 2003

Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

28 November 2001 - 09 May 2002

Minister for Social Justice

Scottish Government

02 November 2000 - 28 November 2001

Deputy Minister for Justice

Scottish Government

19 May 1999 - 02 November 2000

Deputy Minister for Community Care

Scottish Government

Register of interests

Iain's register of interests

MSP's must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Iain Gray. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

In January 2016 I received from Musselburgh Racecourse (of Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RG) two annual memberships of Musselburgh Racecourse for 2016 with a value of approximately £420. On 23 December 2016 I received from Musselburgh Racecourse two further annual memberships for the racecourse for 2017 with a value of approximately £440. In January 2018 I received from Musselburgh Racecourse two further annual memberships for the race course, value approximately £460. In January 2019 I received from Musselburgh Racecourse two further annual memberships for the race course, value approximately £420. In January 2020 I received from Musselburgh Racecourse two further annual memberships for the race course, valued at £420 including VAT, individually the badges are priced at £210. [Amended interest 23 December 2016, Amended interest 16 January 2018, Amended interest 23 January 2019, Amended interest 6 February 2020].

Overseas visits

From 11 to 14 November 2018 I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. Costs, which were £627, were met by Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540 of Turcan Connell Solicitors Princes Exchange Earl Grey Street Edinburgh EH3 9EE). [Registered 22 November 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am the Chair of the J.P Mackintosh memorial lecture East Lothian Committee. I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a member of Unite The Union.

On 23 September 2013 I became a Director and Chair of the Hibernian Community Foundation, a charitable organisation. This post is voluntary and without remuneration.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Iain Gray has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Cabinet Secretary Evidence Session

Iain Gray made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 16 September 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Thank you, convener. Cabinet secretary, you will have seen the evidence that was provided to the committee by Dr Kirk, of the University of Glasgow, who is an expert in children’s rights…

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School Leaders (Workloads)

Iain Gray made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 08 September 2020

2. Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to reports from school leaders that they are facing “excessive” and “unsustainable” workloads. (S5T-02364)"

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School Leaders (Workloads)

Iain Gray made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 08 September 2020

2. Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to reports from school leaders that they are facing “excessive” and “unsustainable” workloads. (S5T-02364)"

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Programme for Government 2020-21

Iain Gray made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 September 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Will the minister take an intervention?"

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Further and Higher Education: Impact of Covid-19

Iain Gray made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 02 September 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Good morning, minister. I want to follow up on your answer to the convener’s question. You have estimated that 2,000 to 3,000 additional university places will be required as a result of the decision by the SQA to award teacher-estimated grades…

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Votes

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Iain Gray has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

S5W-31894 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to review the funding arrangements for student allied health professionals; how this review will be carried out, and who will conduct it."

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S5W-31895 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the comment by the First Minister on 2 September 2020 (Official Report, c…

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S5W-31509 - Answered

01 September 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government what ongoing monitoring it will undertake of school pupils’ general wellbeing and the impact of (a) the use of face coverings, as recommended by WHO, and (b) other COVID-19 mitigation measures."

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S5W-31464 - Answered

28 August 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the figures for the number of hospital patients with COVID-19 on 25 August 2020, which state that there were 767 such patients in the UK, and 257 patients in Scotland, for what reason the figure for Scotland is disproportionately high for its population."

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S5W-31611 - Unanswered

07 September 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government when the review of further and higher education support, which it announced on 4 June 2020, is due to report."

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