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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

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Opportunity

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

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

Conveners Group

Member

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

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 Tourism

Scottish Labour

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

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

MSPs 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 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.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "I am delighted to find myself closing the debate for the Labour Party, because incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law is a policy that we have long supported and believe to be overdue…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Covid-19

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "I understand that the vaccination programme is following JCVI priorities, but I have been contacted by 20 school hub staff in my constituency who have to continue to work with vulnerable young people up to the age of 17 or 18 who have complex needs…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19: Learning and Teaching in the Senior Phase

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "My main line of questioning is on qualifications. Is it okay for me to move on to that now, convener?"

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "The First Minister has explained why the plans for schools in January have changed. The plans that were announced previously involved teachers and school staff returning to schools this week to staff hubs and to lead remote learning for other pupils…

Votes

How Iain Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Iain Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23606

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Friday, December 4, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23884

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

Supported by: Ash Denham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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.

Question ref. S5W-33896

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the SQA will publish any moderation methodology that will be used for the 2021 assessment process before pupils take part in it."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33902

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has made of the impact of pupils self-isolating on the fairness of assessments in 2021."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33900

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will advise pupils, teachers, parents and school staff regarding whether exams will go ahead in 2021."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33901

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it will use to determine whether the 2021 exam diet will go ahead."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33903

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that pupils (a) who have had to self-isolate and (b) whose teachers have had to self-isolate are not disadvantaged by the 2021 assessment process."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33898

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Children’s Commissioner will provide oversight of the review of the appeals system to ensure that the rights of young people are upheld."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33899

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the SQA will offer clear insight regarding how it awards grades and the equity of its processes."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34125

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is complying with the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 guidance regarding children and face coverings, which states that "If authorities decide to recommend mask-wearing for children, key information should be collected on a regular basis to accompany and monitor the intervention. Monitoring and…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33563

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 November 2020

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

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 11 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33544

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that it plans to support the Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot to deliver a “Lockdown Lowdown 2” survey on face coverings, and work with Public Health Scotland on a similar survey of children under seven, what the terms of reference are for this work, and how…

Answered by: John Swinney on 11 December 2020

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