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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Brian Whittle

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Brian Whittle

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @BrianWhittle

Facebook: Brian's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5623
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Brian is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Brian is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Brian does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Brian has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Biodiversity

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Brian has had 5 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 November 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Brian'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 Brian Whittle. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Brian Whittle 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: 7 October 2021

Heat in Buildings Strategy

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "It is clear that hydrogen-powered boilers could play a substantial role in the replacement of natural gas boilers…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Decision Time

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order. My app would not connect. I would have voted for the motion."

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Vaccination Programme and Pandemic Preparedness

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I have three questions. The convener suggested that the number 1 threat to the health of the nation would be if the data-gathering and digital cybersecurity issue became serious…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Environment Bill

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "It is more than 100 years since Rutherford split the atom, and I would venture that his achievement was far less challenging than the SNP managing to split the finest of hairs and create quite possibly the most inane constitutional debate that it could come up with. In a week when it has been announced that the bill to bring every home in one city…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Health and Social Care (Winter Planning)

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I note the cabinet secretary’s comments on international recruitment, which I welcome…

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Brian Whittle 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-01495

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to eradicate the giant hogweed at the Tarbolton Moss landfill site, in light of concerns that these plants can produce seeds that remain viable for 10 years, which could spread along the course of the River Ayr."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 13 August 2021

Question ref. S5W-35488

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many episodes of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurred between 1 April 2020 and 1 December 2020, also broken down by how many were associated with the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35614

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it supports the aims of World Obesity Day 2021, and whether it plans to tackle weight stigma as part of its obesity strategy, A healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35611

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of including obesity as one of the indicators of health inequalities as part of its annual monitoring of measures to reduce inequalities across the country."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35612

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of weight management services."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35613

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on people diagnosed with obesity, what consideration it has given to publishing an updated obesity strategy."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35490

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support primary care in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for those at risk in the community."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34784

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made an assessment of the prevalence of adult obesity since it published its strategy, A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34783

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in the delivery of its strategy, A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, and what plans are in place to ensure that its commitments are met."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34787

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to address obesity as an inter-generational issue among families."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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