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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

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

On 22 March 2022, I became Director of Trackside Consultancy, a business advice consultancy of Regent Court, 70 West Regent Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 2QZ. I received remuneration of £1000 on 16th May 2022 and £1000 on 19th May 2002. I do not undertake any work within parliamentary time and work a maximum of 12 hours per month. [Registered 19 April 2022]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

On 22nd March 2022, I acquired 95 ordinary shares, with a nominal value of £1 per share, representing 95% of the issued share capital in Trackside Consultancy, a business advice consultancy of Regent Court, 70 West Regent Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 2QZ. [Registered 19 April 2022]

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: 29 June 2022

Gas Boiler Replacement

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "The number of boilers that need to be replaced in the coming years to meet the Scottish Government’s target is significant, to say the least…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I, too, could not connect. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Celebrating Success of Rugby

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Will the member take an intervention on that point?"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

Communication of Public Health Information Inquiry

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. I want to wind back a little and ask about communication again. Especially early on, the information that we received evolved and changed…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Members’ Expenses Scheme (Funding for Legal Services)

2. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it last reviewed the requirements for members to access legal services funded through the members’ expenses scheme in order to ascertain whether the current criteria are fit for purpose…

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 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-09396

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the use of animal feed additives and innovative feeds that can reduce methane emissions from livestock, in order to support sustainable farming."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09400

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any proposals for a regulatory solution for seaweed aquaculture will be developed in consultation with the wide range of non-seaweed industries that make economic use of Scotland's waters."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09395

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07204 by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2022, in light of the publication of its vision for agriculture, how it plans to support partnerships between renewable energy and agricultural pursuits."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09401

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any proposals for a regulatory solution for seaweed aquaculture will draw on external research expertise in order to ensure that Scotland's future seaweed cultivation industry develops in a sustainable manner."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09399

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to produce proposals for a regulatory solution for seaweed aquaculture, in line with the recommendations made by Professor Griggs earlier in 2022, and, if so, when."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09403

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of Scotland’s current food processing capabilities and any opportunities for further development."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09394

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on the commitment in its Programme for Government to "put in place measures to seek to double the amount of land used for organic farming by 2026"."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09405

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6O-01192 by Michael Matheson on 8 June 2022, in which he stated that “the Scottish Government will this year work closely with Solar Energy Scotland representatives to support the development of a solar vision for Scotland”, whether it will provide an update on progress…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09402

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to bring seaweed aquaculture into the planning process, in line with existing practice for finfish aquaculture, in order that competing community interests in Scotland's inshore waters can be represented."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09404

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will submit the final draft of the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) to the Parliament."

Awaiting answer

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