Sheila Gilmore

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East

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Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 25 Mar 2015

    It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Redcar (Ian Swales), because we have served together on a number of Finance Bill Committees during the past five years. The debates on the details of a Finance Bill in Public Bill Committee are often better than those on the parts of the Bill taken on the Floor of the House. The theory is that the debates on the more important and bigger...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. Of course the position she sets out is exactly what we saw in the early part of this Parliament when VAT was increased and a number of other measures were put in place. At that point, inflation hit about 5.5%, which then allowed the Government to say, “Aren’t we wonderful? We have just put pensions up by the biggest ever amount.” But that...
  • Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities 25 Mar 2015

    I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention. Clearly, those are the kinds of concern that people have. On the VAT proposals, the changes and exemptions that the Government may wish to make for some worthy cause are welcome. I am talking here about the help for organisations such as hospices. But there is scope to go further. I will say something now that, although not Front-Bench policy, is...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Official Visits
  • Domestic Visits
  • Pagers
  • Work Capability Assessment

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Administration Committee (11 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (25 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

8. Land and Property
One-bedroom flat in Edinburgh.
11. Miscellaneous
Solicitor (non-practising).

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