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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Beattie

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Colin Beattie

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @uartlach

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6374
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

164 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY

Phone: 0131 4540204
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Colin is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 14 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

28 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Chair

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

13 September 2017 - 24 May 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

29 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2011 - 29 June 2011

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Beattie. The date of their initial statement was 24 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

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross income of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum.

I own a 50% share in a commercial property in Fife with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 from which I receive a 50% share of gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I am an unremunerated director of, and own 50% of the issued share capital of, Ben Sheann Enterprises Limited.

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Library of Scotland Foundation.

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Beattie 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.

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

“Improving outcomes for young people through school education”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Thank you, convener. The report overall seems to be pretty positive, but of course, this being the Public Audit Committee, we have to focus on the negative bits…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I am pleased to have the opportunity to explore some of the content of the Scottish Government’s programme for government…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Employment and Skills for Recovery

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Skills shortages are not a new thing. Back in the sunlit days before Covid and Brexit, a number of sectors were under pressure—IT perhaps being one of the most obvious…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Audit Scotland Strategic Priorities and Future Work Programme

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I will focus on three areas. The first is in connection with the exit from the European Union…

Chamber meeting date: 1 September 2021

Net Zero Emissions (Community Groups)

Colin Beattie: "In my Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency, there are well over 250 community groups with varying sizes and levels of activity. What financial support might be made available to those groups to assist them on their journey to net zero?"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

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 for

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

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

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

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Colin Beattie 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-00049

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide help, guidance and support to the Riverside Medical Centre in Musselburgh, to assist it in providing an acceptable standard of health service to its patients."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35648

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reconsider using mass vaccination venues as the main premises for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities and autism, and whether it will consider offering the vaccine to these groups through their GPs, in light of this offering a more familiar environment for people who…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35988

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the compliance plan approach it was developing alongside a review of the relevant person function in relation to housing developments."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35989

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with ensuring that housing developers comply with fire safety standards in the homes that they build."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36007

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its Energy Strategy Position Statement."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36008

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Ministerial Taskforce for Population."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34943

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the plans to upgrade the Sheriffhall roundabout; what investment is planned as part of this; by what date work will commence, and what the timetable is for each stage."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 17 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34690

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce guidance or legislate to exempt a person who lives with someone who is shielding from COVID-19 from having to go to work, similar to the approach taken during the first lockdown."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33363

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on replacing the European structural funds that will be lost to Scotland as a result of leaving the EU."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32397

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider putting in place a regular COVID-19 testing regime for home carers in order to prevent house-to-house transmission, in light of the stricter measures already in place for care home staff."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 9 November 2020

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