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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.

November, 2006

Barrett on Palestine

May, 2006

Tax Credit Overpayments (Edinburgh)

January, 2006

Child Support Agency

December, 2005

Future Energy Needs (Scotland)

October, 2005

Condemning the actions of the Immigration Service in respect of the Vujac family from Kosovo

June, 2005

Climate Change (G8 Summit)

Electoral Reform

February, 2005

Migration and Development

December, 2004

Local MP Takes Part in Sudan Inquiry

November, 2004

Identity Cards Expensive and Ineffective

Pensioner Poverty

Tackling the Global Spread of HIV-Aids and TB

October, 2004

The Child Support Agency

September, 2004

Post Office Closures in Edinburgh

June, 2004

HIV/aids

Air transport

May, 2004

Iraq

April, 2004

Palestine

Trade Justice

February, 2004

Air Transport

June, 2003

Response to the Future of Air Transport in the UK: Scotland

April, 2003

Life in a world of grinding poverty

February, 2003

Iraq

The Southern African Food Crisis

January, 2003

Iraq (Humanitarian Contingency Plan)

November, 2002

No military action without House of Commons vote and UN mandate

The future of Post Office networks

October, 2002

Fireworks

Military Action Against Iraq

July, 2002

Air Services (Scotland)

This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. The site content is being kept online as a source of information, but all forms / email have been disabled.