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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 local office

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

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

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 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]

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: 18 May 2022

Town Centres and Retail

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "It all comes down to money, at the end of the day—how much we can invest in communities and where that money comes from…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of South Lanarkshire College”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Auditor General, I want to fully get my head round the different investigations that are going on. I understand that the SFC started a governance review in July 2021, which it delivered in August 2021—in other words, it did so extremely quickly…

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

National Strategy for Economic Transformation

5. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on implementing the delivery of its national strategy for economic transformation. (S6O-01066)"

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Income Tax

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "It is welcome that the Scottish Government’s priority continues to be delivering a fairer and more progressive tax system. At a time when living costs are rising, people on lower incomes should not be paying more tax…

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 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-07504

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent levels at which business rates begin to be paid for the rateable value of individual properties in Scotland, and how that compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06124

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review and reconsider the Control of Entry arrangements for community pharmacy services, in light of reported calls that this may provide a fairer, equal and transparent process for applicants whereby local interests and needs are prioritised over competitor interests."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05349

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the waiting time for surgery for Priority 4 gynaecology patients, in light of some patients being informed that the waiting time for some procedures is currently over 100 weeks."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05393

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what level of funding can be provided by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to stabilise and develop the site of Mavisbank House in Loanhead; what engagement HES is undertaking with relevant stakeholders to take forward development of this site; what short-term developments HES anticipates for this project, and…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04446

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consideration has been given to the length of time taken to process motions and questions submitted by MSPs."

Answered by: Maggie Chapman on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03692

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that it is using every opportunity to use government funding to promote fair work and pay people the real living wage."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03154

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to the 450 employees of the company, People’s Energy, in light of it having ceased trading, and what support is being provided to any of the company's vulnerable customers who may be at risk of fuel poverty."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 1 October 2021

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

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