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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 not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Brian is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Brian does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Brian does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Brian has had 5 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 05 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 05 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 .

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: 24 March 2021

Clinical Trials (Recruitment)

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "As we all know, the pandemic has impacted on much of our daily life. I have not heard mention of recruitment for clinical trials restarting. Such trials are crucial to the development of new medicines and treatments, and can give hope to many people…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I want to look at the power to amend the list of communicable diseases and special health-related issues. The existing list is to be replicated in the regulations…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "The minister is aware of my passion to ensure that the third sector is properly funded. How will she ensure that the funding gets to the front line and third sector organisations, which will be crucial to the implementation of her plan?"

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Testing Strategy

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "An outbreak at Kilmarnock prison involved almost 200 cases of Covid. Those included 40 staff, 18 of whom were asymptomatic…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in the debate on what is a very important bill. We have tackled some extremely difficult topics in the lifetime of the Parliament…

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle 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 not voted

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 not voted

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 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-34785

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support the maintenance of long-term weight loss among people who are obese."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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