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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

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

18 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Convener

18 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Conveners Group

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

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.

I am a member of Unite The Union.

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

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.

Strategic Framework Business Fund

Iain Gray made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

3. Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to the strategic framework business fund. (S5O-04819)"

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Covid-19 (Vaccine Delivery)

Iain Gray made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "On the international day of people with disabilities, we should remember that people with learning disabilities are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, as their death rate is more than six times higher than that of the population as a whole…

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School Christmas Holidays

Iain Gray made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 01 December 2020

1. Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it is giving to lengthening the school Christmas holidays, in light of Covid-19 concerns. (S5T-02555)"

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Inverclyde Students (Examination Results)

Iain Gray made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Students in Inverclyde and elsewhere who are studying for SQA awards need to know that they will be fairly assessed if they lose significant time to self-isolation or if planned exams ultimately do not proceed…

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Support for Estranged Students

Iain Gray made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Next week is the fourth annual estranged student week, which seeks to raise awareness of family estrangement and of the fact that those students face additional barriers to success due to financial pressure, accommodation challenges and poor mental health, all of which are exacerbated by the pandemic. For example, for many—if not most—estranged…

Votes

How Iain Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Iain Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Iain Gray in Parliament

Find out what motions Iain Gray has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23509

10 Years of the Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23278

Glenkinchie Distillery Visitor Centre

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23279

Joanna MacDonald, Simon Pullin Award Winner

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23233

High Street Heroes in the East Lothian Constituency

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22896

Anam Cara's Success at the ALLIANCE Self Management Awards

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-33608 - Unanswered

30 November 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government how many East Lothian planning appeals Reporters have considered and how many decisions made by the local planning authority were overturned, in each year since 2016 to date, and how these figures compared with the Scottish average."

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S5W-33293 - Answered

17 November 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of COVID-19 on the teaching workforce for the 2020-21 academic year."

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S5W-33295 - Answered

17 November 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the General Teaching Council for Scotland to ensure that student teachers who miss more than five days' placement due to self-isolating in relation to COVID-19 will not fail courses."

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S5W-33294 - Answered

17 November 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the General Teaching Council for Scotland regarding student placements in the 2020-21 academic year."

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S5W-33564 - Unanswered

26 November 2020

Gray, Iain: "To ask the Scottish Government what prioritisation it will give to offering the carers of people with Down’s syndrome access to any COVID-19 vaccine, and what differences there will be in this prioritisation between the carers of children and adults with the condition."

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