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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

Colin is a member of 8 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

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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate as chair of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit. The SCPA’s main role is to scrutinise Audit Scotland’s budget proposals and accounts…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 25 January 2023

Disability Employment Gap

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I would like to explore a little bit more an area that has been discussed in connection with the adaptations that employers might have to make to accommodate disabled staff…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Section 22 Report: “The 2021/22 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I do not think that there is time at the moment. Are you okay with that?"

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Cross-Party Group

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I thank the committee for the opportunity to say a few words in support of the proposed cross-party group on space. It is really all rather exciting. I know that members will have read the purpose of the group…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Budget 2023-24

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I will continue on the SNIB, to get a better understanding about the funding side. SNIB has, largely, been capitalised using financial transactions, which come with certain restrictions on use and have to be repaid over the long term…

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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. S6W-14583

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on plans to hold a consultation on community wealth building legislation."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01736

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has with the UK Government regarding reports of delays of payment of Energy Bills Support Scheme vouchers."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01707

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the next steps are in implementing buffer zones outside abortion clinics in Scotland, in light of the UK Supreme Court judgement on this issue handed down on 7 December 2022."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01604

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress of the work of the National Audiology Review Group on examining hearing services in NHS boards across Scotland and providing recommendations for a national plan for improvement."

Answered by Maree Todd on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01474

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the implications will be for its budget of recent changes in the UK Government's fiscal policy."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01432

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how the needs of mobile home residents will be incorporated in the final version of the strategy, A New Deal for Tenants."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10796

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds regarding the value of each local authority's reserves in real terms in 2022-23, and how this compares with the equivalent value in 2006-07."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6O-01359

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is regarding the impact in Scotland to reports that the UK Government is considering a post-Brexit removal of workers’ rights."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-09615

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the implementation of the Young Person’s Guarantee and Kickstart Scheme in 2020, how many funded apprenticeship places have been (a) offered to and (b) taken up by deaf school leavers, including school leavers with mild or moderate hearing impairments."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 26 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09617

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the implementation of the Young Person’s Guarantee and Kickstart Scheme in 2020, how many opportunities have been provided for deaf young people, including those with mild or moderate hearing impairments, through (a) the Kickstart Scheme and (b) funded local partnerships through the Young…

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 19 July 2022

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