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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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Colin is not a member of any cross-party groups

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 10 previous roles

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

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 17 May 2016.

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 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 £15,001 and £20,000 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 £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 28 August 2019]

[Ceased Interest removed from entry: 9 July 2019]

Interest in shares

I am an unremunerated director of, and own 50% of the issued share capital of, Ben Sheann Enterprises Limited. [Amended interest 05 October 2017]

Voluntary

On 3 February 2021 I was appointed as a Trustee/Director of the National Library of Scotland Foundation. This role is unremunerated. [Registered 15 February 2021]

I am Honorary Vice President of the Edinburgh Kevock Choir. I receive no remuneration for this role.

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 26 September 2019]

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.

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I thank Neil Bibby for introducing the bill and for his open engagement throughout the whole process. The bill was not easy for the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee to consider, by any means…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

“The 2019/20 audit of Scottish Water”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I want to look at Scottish Water’s business acquisition strategy. According to the report, Business Stream purchased the non-household customer book of Yorkshire Water business services and Three Sixty from Kelda Group Ltd in 2019-20…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Covid-19 (Tracking the Implications for Scotland’s Public Finances)

Colin Beattie: "I have one or two questions about contingency planning. I hope that we will be coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic in the near future. Managing our way out of it is just as important as coping with it at the moment…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Visa Requirements (Work and Student Internships)

6. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I congratulate Mike Russell on his huge contribution to the Parliament over the years, and to the debate on Scotland’s constitutional future. He will be missed…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Businesses, Workers and the Economy)

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "The Scottish Government is working on a framework for measurement and assessment of the young persons guarantee. Outcomes are everything in that regard. Can you provide an update on that work, including when you expect the framework to be in place?"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie 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 against

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-31412

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to the residents of Fala and Fala Dam who have been affected by flooding following recent extreme weather."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 2 September 2020

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