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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @uartlach

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6373
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

164 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY

Phone: 0131 4540204
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Colin is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Chair

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 15 previous roles

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

24 June 2021 - 01 September 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny 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

From 4th to 8th July 2022 I visited Munich and Berlin, Germany, as part of a cross-Party delegation from the Scottish Parliament, meeting Parliamentarians, public officials and business representatives, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1460 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 2 August 2022]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

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.

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.

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 Vice-Chair of the National Mining Museum of Scotland. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Amended interest 23 September 2021, Amended interest 9 March 2022]

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

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.

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Minister, we are all aware of the tremendous challenges that every organisation faces because of the financial situation and tight budgets…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 16 April 2024

Interests

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Thank you, convener. I simply direct members to my declarations in the register of members’ interests, where I have indicated that I am a registered landlord for one property."

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 16 April 2024

Building Safety and Maintenance and Housing to 2040

Colin Beattie: "Good morning, minister. I would like to explore one or two issues around RAAC. Your letter on 9 April was very helpful in the update that it gave on the continuing work with Aberdeen City Council…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 28 March 2024

“Decarbonising heat in homes”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I want to pick up on something that the convener has talked about in relation to the numbers of heat pumps that have been installed. Do you monitor when the heat pumps have been deinstalled…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 28 March 2024

Section 22 Report: “The 2022/23 audit of the Scottish Prison Service”

Colin Beattie: "I would like to explore the original contract. GEOAmey was the sole bidder; is that unusual in these circumstances? Were there other providers in the market that chose not to bid?"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12855.3

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 49 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Colin Beattie has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-03347

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps are being taken to tackle bullying in schools."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03244

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03092

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting communities to sustainably manage and reduce deer numbers."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24759

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to publish an action-oriented International Strategy setting out the outcomes that it will seek to achieve through international engagement up to May 2026."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02941

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it and its partners are taking to tackle retail crime and its potential impact on communities, in light of the reported increase in retail crime caused by the cost of living crisis."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02920

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the steps that it is taking to tackle loss and damage in marginalised communities."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02882

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what conclusions it has drawn following COP28, including what has been learned as a result of the conference."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02763

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact that its council tax freeze policy will have on households in the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-22119

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its response to the findings of the Independent Review of Audiology Services in Scotland, which was published on 25 August 2023, and whether it will establish a national implementation group, to implement the recommendations of the review, that has embedded within it lived patient experience and…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 30 October 2023

Question ref. S6O-02676

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2023

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