Brian Whittle MSP

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

Brian is a member of the following Committees:

Brian is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018


Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con)

I congratulate Stuart McMillan on securing this important debate. I welcome the opportunity to pay tribute to our eye health professionals and the organisations t...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018


Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con)

I think, similar to the suicide prevention strategy, the Scottish Government seems to be focused on trying to deliver a service to people who are caught in a spir...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2018 : 20 September 2018


Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con)

The First Minister will be aware of the issues at Ayr Station hotel and the severe disruption to rail services south of there, which are pushing even more traffic...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 September 2018 [Draft] : 19 September 2018


Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con)

It is interesting that we would take a different position from the one that has been taken down south. Will Mr Stevenson concede that the SNP might be getting it ...



Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

Does the bill have the potential to reduce the need for agency staff? That is a key issue. Does the financial memorandum take into account the potential requireme...



Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

I note that in the evidence that we have taken from panels on this bill, the terms “innovation” and “flexibility” are continually being brought to the table—it ce...



Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

Is there scope or room in the bill to set out the training that is required to deliver those tools on the ground? Surely that knowledge will have to be applied to...



Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

Should or could the bill cover all care homes? It seems to me that we are talking about only the part of the sector that cares for the elderly but, as has already...



Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

It was about whether tools are applicable across the sector, and it followed on from Dave Stewart’s line of questioning. Does that in itself create tension?

Health and Sport Committee 18 September 2018 [Draft] : 18 September 2018


Brian Whittle

With that in mind, will the bill support the sustainability of the sector in terms of quality and safety? My colleague Dave Stewart alluded to the different sizes...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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AbstainCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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AbstainCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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ForCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-13851: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13488: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13487: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13235: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12886: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12874: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12619: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12500: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12225: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11983: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-19005: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19004: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19003: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02635: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18766: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18567: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18180: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18149: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18148: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18146: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2018 Show Full Question >>

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