Gordon Lindhurst

MSP, Lothian

Lothian Conservative

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  • Scottish Parliament: Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 27 Jun 2018

    In a debate of this nature, it may seem that my right to say anything interesting by this stage has been extinguished by prescription. Let me start by mentioning my entry in the register of interests as a practising advocate. Prescription might seem to be a boring lawyer’s topic—those lawyers with their pedantic pronunciations. It is, of course, an ancient topic known to legal...
  • Scottish Parliament: Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 27 Jun 2018

    What can I say? I have been found out. No, not on this occasion, Mr Findlay. There is a need to balance the rights and obligations of creditors and debtors, which is what the bill aims to achieve. It also aims to achieve desirable clarity in the current prescription regime, because fairness requires that and not just the balancing of interests. It is that particular aspect of clarity on which...
  • Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime Legislation: Bracadale Review 7 Jun 2018

    Before I make my speech in closing for the Scottish Conservatives, I remind members of my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a practising advocate. The report of Lord Bracadale’s review of hate crime legislation was much anticipated and has generated a number of ideas and recommendations that have been debated here this afternoon. As members said, although hate...

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Conservative MSP for Lothian

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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