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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 9 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

21 November 2017 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

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: 28 March 2024

Puberty-suppressing Hormones (Under-16s)

3. Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "To ask the Scottish Government how many children aged 16 and under have been prescribed puberty suppressing hormones through NHS Scotland since 2014. (S6O-03286)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 March 2024

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice has described the amendment bill as simply a small technical fix to the statute book, but I completely disagree with that analysis…

Chamber meeting date: 13 March 2024

Local Rural Economies (Housing)

2. Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to its rural delivery plan, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the impact of its housing strategies, including the rural housing action plan, on local rural economies. (S6O-03183)"

Chamber meeting date: 5 March 2024

Scotland’s Place in the World

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "I thought that I would take up the independence minister’s kind request for me to take part in one of these debates, although he may not be so keen once he hears what I have to say…

Chamber meeting date: 27 February 2024

Prison Population

Ash Regan (Edinburgh Eastern) (Alba): "A disproportionate number of women are sent to prison for short sentences, and many of them are victims of trauma…

Votes

How Ash Regan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ash Regan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12864.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 53 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845.2

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 29 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Angus Robertson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 66 for, 29 against, 23 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12845.1

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 23 for, 93 against, 1 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12111

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Result 89 for, 0 against, 31 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-26571

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reportedly significant waiting times for access to diabetes technology, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems, for people with type 1 diabetes across Scotland, including in NHS Lothian, and what steps are being taken to meet the national targets and…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26812

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is the case that, from 1 April 2024, fossil fuel and biofuel heating systems will not be permitted in newbuild construction; whether, in addition to oil and gas heating systems, (a) log boilers and (b) solid fuel and woodburning stoves have been banned, and, if so, what assessment it has made of any impact…

Answer expected on 10 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03286

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children aged 16 and under have been prescribed puberty suppressing hormones through NHS Scotland since 2014."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25698

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing an exemption to paying the (a) Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and (b) Additional Dwelling Supplement for families that are purchasing a home for a disabled relative, in light of reported concerns that the current tax rates present a significant financial barrier to families…

Answered by Tom Arthur on 11 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03183

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 6 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to its Rural Delivery Plan, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the impact of its housing strategies, including the Rural Housing Action Plan, on local rural economies."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25414

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a further explanation of the reasons why it is reportedly prevented from interfering in the operations of Glasgow Prestwick Airport due to a number of post-Brexit trade deals with the EU."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25422

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) value is of, (b) timescale is for and (c) contract specification is for the small islands ferry contract, and how much has been allocated to the (i) Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service and (ii) Northern Isles Ferry Service in each year from 2007-08 to 2023-24 to date, broken down by spend on (A) new ferries…

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25423

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will award a permanent public contract to CalMac for the purposes of procuring and renewing lifeline ferry services."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03115

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, as part of its work to further the case for Scottish independence, and in light of the Supreme Court ruling that the Scottish Parliament cannot legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence, for what reason its position is that there should not be a referendum at this stage on the powers of the Scottish…

Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24727

Asked by: Regan, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding making the revenue accrued by large retailers in Scotland through Minimum Unit Pricing taxable, and for those tax revenues to be hypothecated for alcohol health support measures."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 5 February 2024

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