Ben Macpherson MSP

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Social Security Committee 29 June 2017 : 29 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

Although in general terms I share Richard Leonard’s overarching aim to encourage local engagement, I have concerns about the amendments for several reasons. First...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 June 2017 : 29 June 2017


Ben Macpherson

I think that we, and people who are interested in party politics, are attracted to FMQs because of the drama. However, we need to understand that a lot of people ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 June 2017 : 29 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I thank everyone who was involved in the commission. I support the principle and concept of on-going reform.



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson

Thank you for that clarity.



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson

Those who expressed concerns were concerned about potential overcriminalisation and the safeguards in the bill against that. Anne Marie Hicks specified different ...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

Good morning, cabinet secretary. I want to refer back to section 1 of the bill and the definition of the new offence. You touched on the concept of distress in yo...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I, too, will be supporting the bill at stage 3 and the integration of railway policing into the overall structure of Police Scotland. I will be doing so for two main reasons.

Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I rise to support Neil Bibby’s amendments 1 and 3 and the minister’s amendments 8 and 9.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I am obligated to remind the Parliament that I am a parliamentary liaison officer to the First Minister.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 22 June 2017 : 22 June 2017


Ben Macpherson

Does an evaluation need to be done of the skill gaps?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-06865: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06821: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06546: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06379: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06334: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-06034: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05947: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-10808: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10567: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09975: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01106: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-00583: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01086: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-01048: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
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