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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Bill Bowman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Bill Bowman

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Bill is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Bill has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Bill has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Migration

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Bill has had 7 previous roles

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

26 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 03 March 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Taxation

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

31 October 2019 - 26 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

14 June 2017 - 21 June 2017

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Bill'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 Bill Bowman. The date of their initial statement was 11 January 2017.

Remuneration and related undertaking

On 30 June 2017 I received £6,570.47 from Tenairvia Consulting Limited which represents the net income of the company from it trading up to the date it became inactive, which was prior to my return. [Registered 30 June 2017]

On 5 April 2017 I received £8,733 from Tenairvia Consulting Limited in settlement of funds I had paid out previously on its behalf. [Registered 05 April 2017]

Until 7 November 2017 I was a director of Tenairvia Consulting Limited, of Torrisdale Street, Queens Park, Glasgow. This was a Quality Assurance Consulting Company, which was dissolved via voluntary strike off on 7 November 2017. Since the date of my return, I did not carry out any work for Tenairvia. I received some remuneration for work carried out prior to my return, which was registered at the time. The sole client of Tenairvia Consulting Limited was KPMG, an organisation of which I was a partner until 2012. [Amended interest 21 February 2017] [Amended interest 16 November 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 24 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own shares in Baillie Gifford American (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £85,799.17. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in JP Morgan US (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £45,153.17. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in Fundsmith Equity (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £42,604.45. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in Vanguard Investment Series UK Government Bond Index Institutional Plus (a UK Government Bond Index Fund) within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £45,959.97. [Registered 11 January 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

I own shares in Merian UK (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £31,372.39. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in Personal Assets Trust Plc (an equity investment trust), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio. The combined value of the shares is £36,900. [Registered 13 August 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

I own equities in Gutmann Global Dividends USD (an investment fund) with a value of £185,647.15. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 30 April 2020]

I own bonds in TwentyFour (a corporate bond fund) with a value of £73,576.54. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in BlackRock Continental (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £43,145.31. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 May 2019]

I own shares in The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (an equity investment trust) within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £34,657.90. [Registered 13 August 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I have a Transparent Partnership Agreement in Simmons Private Equity II L.P. (a private equity investment trust providing growth capital to private oilfield services businesses) with a value of £126,100.93 [Amended interest 22 October 2017, Amended interest 31 January 2018, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 24 August 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 25 October 2019, Amended interest 31 October 2019, Amended interest 30 January 2020]

I own shares in Hermes Asia Pacific (an equity fund) with a value of £56,218.08 [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 May 2019]

I own shares in BlackRock European (an equity fund) with a value of £31,562 [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

Until 25 February 2020 I owned shares in Merian US (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £47,096.73. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

I own shares in SSGA SPDR ETF E I S&P 500 Low Volatility (an exchange traded fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £67,141.60. [Registered 4 March 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in Smithson Investment Trust (an investment trust), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £30,855. [Registered 4 March 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in Vanguard S&P 500 (a US equity tracker), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £85,261.80. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own bonds in Gutmann Investor Renten Global (an investment fund) with a value of £80,264.01. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 30 April 2020]

Voluntary

I am a member of ICAS – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Bill Bowman 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.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Bill Bowman): "Good morning. I welcome everyone to the 11th meeting in 2021, and the final scheduled meeting in session 5, of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 17) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/136)

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of an instrument that is subject to the made affirmative procedure, on which no points have been raised. Is the committee content with the instrument…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Carer’s Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/140)

The Convener: "An issue has also been raised on SSI 2021/140. The Carer’s Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/117) relaxed the eligibility criteria for carers allowance to take account of the effects of coronavirus…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Non-Domestic Rates (Restriction of Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/145)

The Convener: "An issue has also been raised on SSI 2021/145, the purpose of which is to provide that specified relief in respect of non-domestic rates that would otherwise be granted will not be granted from 1 April 2021 if that relief, when added to any other prescribed relief, would exceed 325,000 special drawing rights. It was made after clarification was…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

The Convener: "Agenda item 4 is consideration of four instruments that are not subject to parliamentary procedure and on which no points have been raised."

Votes

How Bill Bowman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Bill Bowman 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 voted for

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Bill Bowman 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-36052

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the Mental Health Transformation Fund has been allocated to each NHS board since 2018, broken down by year."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36051

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) foundation, (b) modern and (c) graduate-level apprenticeships were started in each year since 2018-19, also broken down by month."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36050

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which (a) companies and (b) sectors have taken on the largest numbers of modern apprenticeships in each year since 2018-19, also broken down by month."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36054

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current estimated cost of the Haudagain improvement project is, and how this compares with the initial estimated cost."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36056

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many accidents on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven have been reported in each quarter since 1 April 2016, also broken down by how many resulted in an injury."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36053

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the Haudagain improvement project (a) was initially expected and (b) is currently expected to be open to traffic."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36055

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many specialist (a) osteoporosis nurse and (b) radiographer positions are (i) filled and (ii) vacant in each of the NHS boards."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-30127

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had contact with Creative Scotland, in the Year of Coast and Waters, regarding increasing the number of job opportunities it offers outside Edinburgh and Glasgow."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 6 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30126

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions with the BBC in Scotland about its local democracy reporter scheme, with respect to the viability of weekly newspapers."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 3 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-28043

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a requirement for online pet adverts to include the breeder’s registration or licence number, as part of its plans to update and strengthen existing licensing legislation covering pet breeding and selling."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 31 March 2020

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