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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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David Stewart

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

About David Stewart

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @davidstewartmsp

Facebook: David's facebook

Committees

David is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

David is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

David has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

David does not have any party roles

Previous roles

David has had 28 previous roles

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

02 September 2019 - 28 April 2020

Party Spokesperson on Eradication of Poverty and Social Inequality

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 11 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 11 January 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2016 - 08 January 2018

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

25 June 2015 - 26 January 2016

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Member

25 May 2011 - 09 January 2015

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Convener

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Conveners Group

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 2009 - 22 March 2011

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

27 January 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

13 April 2010 - 27 July 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

18 March 2010 - 13 April 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Member

08 December 2009 - 09 April 2010

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Convener

26 November 2009 - 08 December 2009

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Member

03 December 2008 - 22 January 2009

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

13 November 2008 - 03 December 2008

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

David'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 David Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021. The value of the material support provided to me is £6,600. The costs of this support are met by CARE ((Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF). [Registered 30 September 2020]

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post is unpaid, but the intern receives a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,150.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated Director of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Trust.

I am a member of UNISON.

I am a board member of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. [Registered 9 January 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What David Stewart 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: 24 March 2021

Greensill Capital UK (Administration)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "In his statement, the cabinet secretary made some positive points, which I whole-heartedly endorse, about the Lochaber smelter. Does he share my view that the smelter is in good financial health, with a strong order book and new investment on stream…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "My questions are on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The minister will be well aware of the important job that that organisation has done since it was set up by the EU in 2004…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Retiring MSPs

David Stewart: "It will be hard for me to say just a few words, convener, but I am happy to say something in my last contribution. Like many members, I have served on a number of committees during a couple of parliamentary sessions…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I am considerably older than the First Minister, and I am delighted to say that I have had my vaccination…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

National Assistance (Assessment of Resources and Sums for Personal Requirements) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/115)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "It is not really a query, convener—I just want to say that I have looked into the instruments, given that I have an interest in pensions…

Votes

How David Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Stewart 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 abstained

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions David Stewart 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-36181

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35234 by Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021, how many (a) part-time (b) full-time staff are working on the development of vaccine (i) certificates and (ii) passports."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35617

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken of the experience of Victoria in Australia in tackling COVID-19 to a point where no new cases were being reported and restrictions could be lifted."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35234

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of its staff are working (a) partly and (b) fully on the development of COVID-19 vaccine passports."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35021

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will publish the consultation on the spatial planning framework for sea lice."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35020

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to implement the recommendations of the Salmon Interactions Working Group."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 15 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34741

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33422 by Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020, what plans it has to include heart valve disease in the successor 2021 Heart Disease Improvement Plan."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34740

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care and treatment of people with heart valve disease, and what plans it has to ensure that they can continue to receive timely access."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34644

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend its COVID-19 business support funding to dry cleaners, which it has categorised as essential businesses that can remain open, making them ineligible for grants or other support except the furlough scheme, in light of the financial impact they have experienced as a result of their main customers…

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34519

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for John Sturrock QC to review NHS Highland’s Healing Process, in light of reported complaints from victims of bullying and harassment regarding conflicts of interest and the compensation payments system."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34076

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the £10 million in grants for football clubs in leagues outwith the Scottish Premiership will be made available; how this will be split between leagues, and what the process will be for eligible clubs to apply."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 January 2021

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