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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

Beatrice is a member of 1 committee

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 Connectivity

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 9 previous roles

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

31 August 2021 - 01 September 2021

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 31 August 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Liberal Democrats

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

05 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

18 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 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

Until 1 March 2022, when I stood down, I was a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid. [Amended interest 1 March 2022, Ceased interest 1 March 2022]

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: 23 June 2022

Population Decline (Argyll and Bute)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Does the cabinet secretary agree that reliable transport is essential to preventing depopulation, and that infrastructure such as interisland fixed links would benefit island populations and economies in places like Shetland?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Social Housing Construction (Labour Shortages and Materials Costs)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "What is the Scottish Government doing to address the skills shortage in the construction industry in the islands, which is impacting much-needed social housing projects that have been in the pipeline for years?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Cervical Screening

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "The effectiveness of the human papillomavirus—HPV—vaccine should be acknowledged and praised…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I am pleased to speak today at stage 3 of the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill. Scottish Liberal Democrats have supported the creation of a good food nation bill for some time, and included it in our manifesto…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 15 June 2022

Official Controls (Plant Health) (Frequency of Checks) Regulations 2022

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "The minister has answered my questions in responding to other questions, convener, so it might be appropriate to move on."

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 82

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 17 for, 64 against, 26 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 85

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 44 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 45 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 86

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 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-08889

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 7 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Highland bus operators regarding providing extra bus services at times when ScotRail is no longer operating a train service."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09235

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that patients across Scotland have access to NHS dental services and regular check-ups."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09237

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for a patient in Shetland to register with an NHS dentist and to receive their initial check-up."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09236

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that all children in Scotland are receiving regular dental check-ups in order to promote good oral health and identify any areas of concern."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09234

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to NHS Shetland to help reduce the reported current backlog of treatments for dental patients."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09205

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported significant and ongoing impacts of HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) on Scotland’s wild birds in the last eight months, what plans it has to ensure that the relevant preparations and arrangements are in place to ensure an effective response to the current and any future…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09206

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that (a) improved surveillance, testing and carcass collection is set up and (b) disturbance minimisation and biosecurity measures are put in place in preparation for the current and future outbreaks of HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) in wild birds."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09203

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to develop an HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) in wild birds response plan in Scotland, as recommended by the UN-convened Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09204

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to address the impacts of avian influenza in wild seabird populations in (a) general and (b) relation to the bonxie, or great skua, in light of 60% of the species' global population being understood to breed in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09156

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what powers it has to ban gill net fishing from all or some Scottish waters, and what consideration it is giving to banning the practice of gill net fishing."

Awaiting answer

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