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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

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

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: 21 September 2021

Net Zero Nation

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am delighted to be closing the debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives. As I said last week, the climate emergency is one that we just cannot ignore…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 16 September 2021

Vaccination Certification

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. Dr McMillan, it might be a bit like slamming the stable door after the horse has bolted, but the concern in Parliament is that there has been a lack of scrutiny of the policy because of the way in which it has been rushed through…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 16 September 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/299)

Brian Whittle: "Good morning, cabinet secretary and Professor Leitch. I will ask a question that I also asked during the previous evidence session…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Green Economy (Support for Businesses)

1. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support businesses in relation to developing a sustainable green economy. (S6O-00141)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in what is a hugely important debate—and one that will continue long after this afternoon. I hope that we will make an awful lot more progress in this session of Parliament…

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01293

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Patrick Harvie, Màiri McAllan, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01293.3

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 19 for, 97 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01293.1

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 50 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

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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