Ash Denham MSP

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Ash Denham MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Eastern
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


Ash Denham

I assure Parliament that although the Scottish ministers have no mechanism by which they may intervene in or comment on individual and current cases, the Scottish...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

The Scottish Government has zero tolerance of any form of bullying, harassment and discrimination, from any source. Where such behaviour occurs, it is essential t...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

Operational matters—including the recruitment of retained duty system firefighters—are for the SFRS to deal with, but I take on board the evidence that the committee has received on the RDS....



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

There is no evidence of any significant challenges to and concerns about the make-up of the board. The 2012 act supports the need to make available the right skills and expertise, and the ch...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

The 2012 act created two very different organisations. The SFRS is considerably smaller than Police Scotland, which had some effect on the complexity of the issues and so on. We also have to...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

Similarly, the SFRS is a national service but it is delivered locally. We require to balance the need for consistency across the country with the need for local autonomy, which is usually qu...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

I would just like to add a few points from a fire perspective. When we think about fire, we often think about responses to fires, but the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service covers so many othe...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


Ash Denham

Without reform, fire services in general in Scotland would have been in quite a different position, although that is a counterfactual, so it is difficult to say for sure. In our delivery of ...



Justice Committee 13 November 2018 [Draft] : 13 November 2018


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

Good morning. I, too, am pleased to be here to discuss the legislation. The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 created two very different organisations, and the “Fire and Rescue Fram...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


Ash Denham

I thank all the members today for their speeches in what has been an important debate. I have listened to what has been said and I welcome the support offered for the provisions of the bill ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15126.3: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15126.2: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 24
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ForCarried
S5M-15126: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 24
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ForCarried
S5M-14447: Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill (Tom Arthur)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15096.4: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 1
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15096.1: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15096.3: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 31 Abstain: 17
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ForCarried
S5M-15096: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 26 Abstain: 17
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ForCarried
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-14665: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12984: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12850: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12657: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12648: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11987: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11475: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11441: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11421: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11436: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17246: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02182: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02133: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02103: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16510: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16506: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02077: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01059: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02040: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02282: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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