Brian Whittle MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

I think that the same conclusions have been reached for other public servants, such as those in the police, the fire service and the ambulance service, which is that the existing law adequat...



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

I agree, given that the Scottish Government has indicated that it has no plans to do anything in that respect. There is nowhere left to go.



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

Those kind of conclusions are anecdotal at best. There is good work being done, but there are also more things to be explored. With an earlier petition,

Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

This is an interesting petition, as Michelle Ballantyne said. I agree with her that we should look for a solution that does not require a massive change to the la...



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

You are quite right.



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

It would be useful to seek the views of organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to get their perspective.



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

Is there the possibility of compulsory registration, not just of pet cats but of pet animals?



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

In the petition, you say that you believe that a new approach is required because 10 per cent of cat owners do not have their cats neutered, despite appeals such ...



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

Following on from that point, I would be interested to find out about access to continuous professional development generally across the health service. It might ...



Public Petitions Committee 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Brian Whittle

I want to clarify my position. I was not suggesting for one second that there be a blanket policy saying that young people do not have capacity in such situations, but surely a question abou...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09406: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 70, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.4: Justice (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.1: Justice (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 55, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.3: Justice (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 20, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.2: Justice (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 114 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378: Justice (Liam McArthur)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 35, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09379.2: Finance (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09257: Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-09518: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09484: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09486: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09173: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09172: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08773: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08145: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07960: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07875: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07860: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-01599: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13137: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01565: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01524: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01484: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12701: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12699: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12625: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01453: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12258: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Question >>

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