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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

Committees

Beatrice is not a member of any 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 does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 5 previous roles

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

10 September 2019 - 05 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 05 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

05 February 2020 - 05 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

18 September 2019 - 05 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 05 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 18 September 2019.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Until 9 September 2019 I was a Local Authority Councillor for Shetland Islands Council (of Town Hall, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HB). I worked 20 hours per week and received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

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.

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Coronavirus and Education

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I align myself with the cabinet secretary’s comments in his opening remarks in thanking pupils, parents and teaching and support staff for all that they have done in the past year. I recognise that teachers are working parents, too…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Decision Time

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "On a point of order Presiding Officer. I do not know what happened; there was a hiccup here and I would have voted yes if the system had allowed."

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Cabinet secretary, in your opening remarks you mentioned island communities. People on mainland Scotland now have indicative dates for the easing of restrictions…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Curriculum for Excellence (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Review)

2. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government whether its discussions have concluded with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development regarding publication timetables relating to its review of curriculum for excellence. (S5T-02717)"

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Air Traffic Control Centralisation (Island Communities Impact Assessment)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "The Highlands and Islands Airports Limited island communities impact assessment on air traffic control centralisation lists a series of serious negative impacts for Shetland. They range from job losses to side effects for the local economy…

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart 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 abstained

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 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. S5W-36020

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33536 by John Swinney on 10 December 2020, whether it will publish an analysis of the returns before the end of the current parliamentary session."

Answered by: John Swinney on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36200

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with NHS Shetland over the installation of a MRI scanner at Gilbert Bain Hospital."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36018

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35078 by John Swinney on 18 February 2021, how many meetings it has had with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); on what dates, and whether it will publish the minutes of the weekly meetings."

Answered by: John Swinney on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35804

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S5W-34023 an S5W-34990 by Michael Matheson on 17 December 2020 and 17 February 2021 respectively, whether it will provide an update on whether the Air Discount Scheme will be extended beyond 31 March 2021."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36038

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on discussions it has had with local representatives regarding fixed links in Shetland."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36077

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32314 by John Swinney on 20 October 2020, on how many occasions Ministers or their representatives have met with the SQA since that meeting; on which dates, and whether it will publish the minutes of any meetings."

Answered by: John Swinney on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36017

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish any (a) updated reports it has received from institutions regarding the allocation of the Higher Education Discretionary Fund and (b) information it has received in relation to (i) demand and (ii) justifications for applications."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36130

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-24895 by Maree Todd on 23 September 2019, how many of the eligible population it estimates to be two-years-old; whether it will provide an update on the take-up among this cohort; how this compares to the targets set in August 2020, and how it is being measured."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36131

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-27612 by Maree Todd on 23 September 2019, what percentage of the 435 equity and excellence leads are in post; how many of the posts are vacant, and on what date all posts were filled, including where the post-holder has since moved on."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36129

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the ratio of pupils to school support staff has been in each year since 2007-08, broken down by local authority."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

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