Iain Gray MSP

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  • Member for: East Lothian
  • Region: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Iain Gray (East Lothian) (Lab)

I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement. I agree with him about the hard work and achievement of our teachers and young people, yet that has been in spite of one of th...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

My question to you was: is that, in your view, enhancing learning and teaching? Teachers do not think it is, and I am asking if you think it is.



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

No, that is not true.



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

That is correct. Schools are being forced to use multilevel teaching to develop the curriculum. My question to you—



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

Absolutely, but does that necessitate their being taught in three and four-level classes? That would be necessary only if the resources and staffing were not available to provide those class...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

No, it does not. It means something completely different.



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

No. That means that S4 and S6 could be in the same class studying at the same level. It does not mean what you are saying it means.



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

I am sorry, cabinet secretary, but that is about mixed age groups. That is not the same thing as multilevel. It is a different thing altogether.



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

The widespread use of multilevel teaching for levels 3 and 4 is another area that the subject choice report focused on. That phenomenon came out in the evidence; it was not part of the origi...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Iain Gray

Are you suggesting that their needs and aspirations are different from those of children in schools that serve better-off communities?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-20014: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19889: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19717.1: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19745: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19670: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19583: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19584: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19193: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19035: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18967: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26381: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03689: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03645: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03582: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03558: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25202: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03501: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25062: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25061: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
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