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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

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 19 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

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

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

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

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

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.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 24 February 2021

Class Sizes (Multilevel Teaching)

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "If we are to reduce class sizes and the prevalence of multilevel teaching, we need the new cohort of teachers entering the profession in the next school year, but their training will have been disrupted through the disruption to their teaching practices. What support is being provided to them to help them as they enter the profession?"

Chamber meeting date: 24 February 2021

Local Government Funding

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "Fair funding for local government has been something that Scottish Labour has campaigned on throughout the entire term of the Parliament, so we welcome the debate today, short though it is, and the motion in Annie Wells’s name…

Chamber meeting date: 17 February 2021

Education

Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "As we come to the end of the parliamentary session, it is worth reflecting—as Willie Rennie did—on what the Parliament said about such issues at the start of the session…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 17 February 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Iain Gray: "These amendments are designed to reflect evidence that the committee heard not about the redress scheme but about the advance payment scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 10 February 2021

Covid-19 (Travel to Vaccination Hubs)

7. Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister how far people should be expected to travel to attend a vaccination appointment at a Covid-19 vaccination hub. (S5F-04800)"

Votes

How Iain Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Iain Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24224

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 31 against, 5 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24224.1

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 53 for, 62 against, 10 abstained, 4 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24224.2

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 22 for, 60 against, 41 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24225

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 1 against, 35 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24206.3

Fair Funding for Local Government

Submitted by: Aileen Campbell, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

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. S5O-05070

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met East Lothian Council and what was discussed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35235

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to prioritising COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers in the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups 5 to 9, and whether it has held discussions with the JCVI regarding this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35045

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding for the delivery of new affordable homes was allocated to East Lothian in each year since 2016-17, and how this compares with the local authority area average in each year."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35109

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the safe restart of meaningful indoor visiting at care homes, and when it expects this to resume."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35044

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of households in East Lothian have access to superfast broadband, and how this compares with the average for local authority areas in (a) the Lothians and (b) Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34326

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Universities Scotland regarding the (a) future of Erasmus and (b) participation of institutions from Scotland in the proposed Turing scheme, which aims to replace participation in Erasmus."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 5 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34324

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) the UK Government, (b) the European Commission and (c) Universities Scotland regarding how students from Scotland might continue to participate in the Erasmus scheme, similar to students from Northern Ireland, and what funding it could provide toward this."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 5 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34325

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the proposed Turing scheme, which aims to replace participation in Erasmus."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 5 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34323

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many students from Scotland have participated in the Erasmus scheme in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 5 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34905

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on public awareness campaigns to promote section 1 of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 between (a) 1 November 2019 and 6 November 2020 and (b) 7 November 2020 to date."

Awaiting answer

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