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Speeches and articles

Below are a selection of speeches and articles I have made at Parliament during my time as Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West. It is, however, not an exhaustive record of every speech I have made or article I have written.

If you are looking for a speech or article on a particular subject and you can’t find it in the index below, it may be available in the parliamentary archive, Hansard.

September, 2009

Military Covenant

Demanding the Truth on Torture

April, 2009

Gurkhas

March, 2009

Iraq

Criminalising Copyright Theft (Westminster Hall Debate)

Criminalising Copyright Theft (Epolitics article)

February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

January, 2009

Aid to Palestine Speech

Support for Small Businesses

Barrett calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire and an end to arms sales to Israel

October, 2008

State Pension and Benefits

Learning Difficulties and the Health Service

Young People and Autism

July, 2008

Fuel Price Crisis

May, 2008

The Democratic Republic of Congo

April, 2008

Taxing the poor

Detention without trial

Speech on the Situation in Darfur

Disability Legislation

January, 2008

Speech on adults with disabilities

July, 2007

Occupied Palestinian Territories

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill

June, 2007

Darfur

May, 2007

Tax Credits

April, 2007

Community Radio and Television

March, 2007

Conflict and Development

Trident

Trident

November, 2006

National Security – are nuclear weapons the answer or part of the problem?

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