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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @beatricewishart

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Beatrice is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 5 previous roles

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

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

05 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

Register of interests

Beatrice'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 Beatrice Wishart. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

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

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart 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: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Children and young people have been hit hard by the need to repeatedly self-isolate. Many missed whole chunks of the previous school year and they will need every available teacher when term starts in a month’s time…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Covid-19 (Safe Travel to Islands and Rural Areas)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "With many people choosing to staycation this summer, the First Minister will be aware of reports that rural and island communities will have a significant number of domestic visitors…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Curriculum for Excellence

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "The OECD’s recommendations are infuriatingly familiar. The shortcomings could have been addressed long ago. Teachers, pupils and the Scottish Parliament should have been listened to earlier…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Travelling Artistes (Practical Support)

5. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government what practical support it has offered for travelling artistes, in light of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. (S6O-00037)"

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart 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. S6W-01853

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to limit the incidence of long COVID in young people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01855

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which age groups are most likely to be affected by long COVID."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01854

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to support islanders with long COVID."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01852

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is gathering data to determine the impact of long COVID on education."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01741

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the cash grant given to mature students."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01188

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00865, what the estimated additional workload in hours was for teachers who supported the delivery of the Alternative Certification Model (ACM)."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 16 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00692

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00139 by Humza Yousaf on 1 June 2021, whether it will provide an update on what its position is on offering COVID-19 vaccinations to under-18s ahead of the start of the 2021-22 university and college term."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 14 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01450

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will continue to fund and support the Rediscover the Joy of General Practice project, to help ensure that island health boards can successfully recruit and retain doctors to permanent GP positions in rural locations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01192

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will guarantee funding the continued provision of early learning and childcare for P1 deferrals beginning in August (a) 2021 and (b) 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01155

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the absence rate for pupils has been 50% or greater since full-time education in school buildings returned, broken down by (a) primary and (b) secondary schools."

Awaiting answer

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