Fergus Ewing MSP

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Fergus Ewing MSP

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  • Member for: Inverness and Nairn
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Fergus is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2018 [Draft] : 24 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

I follow with close interest the actions that are taken by my colleague, the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. I was pleased that, following a deba...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2018 [Draft] : 24 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

I would have thought that Finlay Carson would have welcomed Emma Harper raising the issue. Any member is entitled to pursue a member’s bill. It would be quite wrong to ask the Government to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2018 [Draft] : 24 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

I welcome Emma Harper’s proposed consultation. She has taken an enormous interest in the issue and has gone out of her way to involve farmers and stakeholders and to discuss this very seriou...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2018 [Draft] : 24 May 2018


The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity (Fergus Ewing)

I recently attended a meeting of the Scottish partnership against rural crime. Livestock worrying is a serious matter that causes serious injury and deaths to livestock as well as financial ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

At the convener’s behest, I will give a short, two-sentence answer. Yes, we have considered the matter on the aquaculture industry leadership group. Yes, we shall...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

The Government plays a major role in providing leadership. The industry leadership group, which the Scottish Government attends, brings together the public and pr...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

You are correct. The Animal and Plant Health Agency has the regulatory role in respect of the transportation issue. You are right to raise the issue in the contex...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

Provided that the sustainability challenges can be met, I think that it will be possible for the industry to develop and grow, and I do not think that the lack of...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

I am sympathetic to that. If you think about it, the planning authorities are there to issue licences and planning permissions, while SEPA is there to protect the...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 May 2018 [Draft] : 09 May 2018


Fergus Ewing

Mr Rumbles makes a lot of good points, and I do not think that he inserted any words in my mouth.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12342.3: Housing (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 23/05/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12344.2: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Tackling the Employment Gap (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 22/05/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12344: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Tackling the Employment Gap (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 22/05/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12264: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12223.1: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12223.2: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12140.1: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.4: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12140: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-12010: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11111: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10731: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09406: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08677: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08383: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07896: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07641: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06186.4: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05603.3: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-06602: Fergus Ewing, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-06602: Fergus Ewing, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00000: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00001: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00002: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32686: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32674: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32673: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32675: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32677: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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