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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ash Regan

Alba Party

MSP for Edinburgh Eastern (Constituency) 2023 - present day

Scottish National Party

Former MSP for Edinburgh Eastern (Constituency) 2016 - 2023

About Ash Regan

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @AshReganALBA

Facebook: Ash's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5922
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

18 Niddrie Mains Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4GB

Phone: 0131 661 4888
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Ash is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ash is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ash does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ash does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ash has had 12 previous roles

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

09 November 2022 - 30 October 2023

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

29 June 2023 - 30 October 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

18 April 2023 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2021 - 27 October 2022

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

28 June 2018 - 19 May 2021

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

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 Regan. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

On 11 July 2023, I received £600 for writing three columns for the Reach Plc, Sunday Mail (of One Canada Square Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP). I undertook this work in February and March 2023 and it took me six hours to prepare the articles. [Registered 11 September 2023]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 4 to 6 September 2023, I attended and gave a talk at the Promoting International Cooperation, Cultural Understanding & Peace Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia. The costs of the travel and accommodation amounted to £825.50 and were met, along with hospitality costs, by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in the USA and in Germany; ICD House of Arts & Culture, Soltauer Str. 18-22, 13509 Berlin, Germany). [Registered 7 November 2023]

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 Regan 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: 22 May 2024

Fiscal Framework

1. Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of the updated fiscal framework. (S6O-03460)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Priorities for Scotland

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "I note that the First Minister has stated that his number 1 priority is eradicating child poverty…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Creative Scotland Funding (Rein Film Project)

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "Can the cabinet secretary confirm what substantive steps the Government will take to rebuild public trust by ensuring full transparency and good governance across all organisations that are receiving Government funding, or will the Government just risk waiting for the media to uncover further scandals?"

Chamber meeting date: 8 May 2024

Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People (Cass Review)

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "The minister has just set out that the CMO will seek to provide a written statement to the Parliament on the progress that is being made, but I ask the Government to consider that it might be advisable for the CMO to appear in Parliament to aid that scrutiny."

Chamber meeting date: 7 May 2024

Grangemouth Refinery (Support)

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "Having raised the need for urgent action, I welcome the news that Petroineos has invested in and restarted the hydrocracker and that the site is turning a profit…

Votes

How Ash Regan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ash Regan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Ash Regan has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-27723

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what its response is to the recent employment tribunal judgement in relation to a former employee of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, who was held to have been discriminated against."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27720

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review its funding model for Rape Crisis Scotland, in light of any avoidable costs that have been incurred as a result of the recent employment tribunal case involving the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre and a former employee who was held to have been discriminated against."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27718

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what its position is on whether the recently announced review of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre will be sufficient to address reported concerns in relation to the recent employment tribunal judgement regarding discrimination within the centre."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27719

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what information has been provided to it regarding the recently announced review of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, including (a) who is conducting the review, (b) the review’s remit, (c) what questions it seeks to answer, (d) what process will be…

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27795

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, whether (a) it, (b) local authorities and (c) service users will play a role in the recently announced review of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, and, if so, whether it will provide details of what that role will be and what it will involve."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27721

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what checks it carries out to ensure that (a) Rape Crisis Scotland and (b) other organisations that it provides funding to uphold the law."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27933

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to have a national integrated ticketing system for public transport in place and operational before the end of the current parliamentary session."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27919

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of any financial support that it has provided to (a) small, (b) medium-sized, (c) large and (d) start-up businesses in the Edinburgh Eastern constituency in each of the last five financial years."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27930

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it plans to allow patients to access their medical records digitally, and whether it plans to roll this out across Scotland."

Answered by Neil Gray on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27927

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has engaged with (a) universities, (b) Universities Scotland, (c) the Scottish Funding Council, (d) the Department for Education and (e) any other part of the UK Government regarding contingency planning in the event that a university in Scotland becomes bankrupt, and whether it has plans in place to deal…

Answered by Graeme Dey on 13 June 2024

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