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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

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: 13 January 2022

Cancer (Data)

5. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what data the Scottish Government has collected on the number of people diagnosed with cancer, and the stage at which they were diagnosed, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how this compares with pre-pandemic data. (S6F-00665)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Car Travel

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I will jump on the back of Kenny Gibson’s question and the minister’s reply to it. Would the minister consider developing a train station at Cairnryan and improving the rail link north to the central belt? That could reduce car travel considerably…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

National Mission on Drugs

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to hear about all the steps that have been taken and the potential success…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

Ministerial Statement

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. I have a couple of questions about data, the first of which is about the collection of data on non-Covid-related issues…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Covid-19 Recovery (Strategic Reviews)

4. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it gives, as part of its cross-Government Covid-19 strategic reviews, to long-term strategies to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. (S6O-00595)"

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-04010

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many retailers to date have applied for exemption as a return point as part of its Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04008

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what resources it will make available to producers as part of its Deposit Return Scheme to make changes to third party online web shops and introduce the takeback service."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04009

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of online retailers that will be included within the scope of its Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04011

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cost is of designing and implementing the new SEPA registration system for its Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 8 November 2021

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

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