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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ash Denham

Scottish National Party

MSP for Edinburgh Eastern (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Ash Denham

Contact details

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Committees

Ash is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ash is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ash has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Ash does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ash has had 7 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

21 November 2017 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 23 April 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Scottish Government

16 November 2017 - 21 November 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ash's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Ash Denham. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

No registrable interests.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ash Denham has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Domestic Homicide Reviews

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "It remains a Scottish Government priority to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls…

Chamber meeting date: 2 March 2021

Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "I am pleased to open the debate on the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill. I thank members of the Justice Committee and its clerks for their work on the bill…

Chamber meeting date: 2 March 2021

Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "The amendments in this group would have the same effect as amendments 30, 31 and 36, which Andy Wightman lodged at stage 2 and which were rejected by the committee…

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Covid-19 (Young People at Risk of Offending)

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "We work closely with Police Scotland to deliver the successful whole-system approach to preventing offending by young people…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 February 2021

Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "Thank you, convener, and good morning to the committee. Let me begin by expressing my thanks to all members of the committee for the report “Post-legislative Scrutiny: Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010” and its recommendations…

Votes

How Ash Denham has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ash Denham has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ash Denham has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-17246

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all NHS PFI/PPP facilities, broken down by the (a) total (i) unitary charge costs for each (A) in 2018-19 and (B) over their lifetime, (ii) capital value of each and (b) ratio of the overall unitary charges relative to the capital value."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 26 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16510

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many lapdancers have been (a) seriously harmed and (b) murdered in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing on 17 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02103

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is working to improve the lives of disabled people."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02040

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what response it has had from universities regarding the announcement that every institution will be provided with a toolkit to challenge violence on campus."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-16083

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it can provide regarding the recent visit to the United States by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 20 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-14898

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how much money Scottish Enterprise has invested in video games companies since 2008."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 7 March 2018

Question ref. S5O-01822

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Edinburgh part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 1 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-13787

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment (a) it and (b) its agencies has carried out of the impact of (i) the Research Excellence Grant and (ii) other higher education research funding provided since 2009-10."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 January 2018

Question ref. S5O-01685

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that young people in the Edinburgh Eastern constituency, particularly in more deprived areas, will be able to participate in the Year of Young People 2018."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 17 January 2018

Question ref. S5W-13718

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the recent appointment of the head of its newly-established Innovation and Investment Hub in Berlin."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 10 January 2018

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