Ben Macpherson MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2018 [Draft] : 20 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

I look forward to seeing the action report in September. 15:17  



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2018 [Draft] : 20 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

That proactive response is outwith the freedom of information system. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2018 [Draft] : 20 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

Like other members, I welcome the debate and its generally serious tone because, as has been said already, the transparency of t...



Justice Committee 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

The regulations on tenements and the installation of heating systems dovetail with a wider question that Daniel Johnson, other members and I are looking at around...



Social Security Committee 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

It is good to have that clarification.



Social Security Committee 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Given the nature of your work, Mr Dailly, do you want to say anything about legal aid?



Social Security Committee 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Can you give me an example of the postcode lottery?



Social Security Committee 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

The word “opportunity” has been mentioned, and we have gone through a number of the different aspects that relate to people missing out on passported benefits due to their not receiving the ...



Public Petitions Committee 07 June 2018 : 07 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

I have one more question. As much as that is absolutely true in terms of giving more assistance to people with ME in Scotland now, with the film “Unrest” and the attention that it got at int...



Public Petitions Committee 07 June 2018 : 07 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I have been working with Janet Sylvester and Emma Shorter over the past two years to assist them as their constituency MSP. I have been struck not just by the leadership and courage that the...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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ForCarried
S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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ForDefeated
S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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AbstainCarried
S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12573: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/06/2018
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-12915: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12662: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11634: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11464: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11496: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11303: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11257: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11173: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11140: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17320: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17127: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16922: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16906: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16205: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02028: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02247: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01953: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14786: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>

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