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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Emma Harper

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Emma Harper

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6965
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Emma does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Emma does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Emma has had 10 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 07 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Emma'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 Emma Harper. The date of their initial statement was 13 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the proprietor, jointly with my husband, of the Ferintosh Guest House (of 30 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG11LX). I receive remuneration of between £2,001 and £3,000 per annum. I do not undertake any paid work for the guest house; it is managed by my husband with support from one part-time employee.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I currently remain a Registered Nurse and I am a member of NHS Dumfries & Galloway’s vaccination team. I will continue to be available as and if required to support further Covid/flu vaccinations in the upcoming months and I will update my register as necessary to declare any income derived when this occurs.

I am a member of Scottish CND. [Registered 20 September 2021]

I was a past President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Emma Harper 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 September 2021

Snares

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "A recent Royal Society for the Protection of Birds report put the UK at the bottom of the G7 league table for how much biodiversity it has left, although it noted that Scotland had the highest level of biodiversity intactness of all UK nations…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

Covid-19 Recovery (Measurement of Progress)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Citizens Advice Scotland research shows that, across Scotland, 1.4 million people have run out of money before pay day in the past year, and CAS warns that the end of furlough and the cut to universal credit risk further financial insecurity…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

Railway Journey Times (South Scotland)

4. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve journey times on the Dumfries to Glasgow and Stranraer to Ayr railway services, to help reduce emissions from the use of other modes of transport. (S6O-00178)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

National Eye Health Week 2021

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in the national eye health debate, and I congratulate my friend and colleague Stuart McMillan on securing it…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2021

Gas Pricing (Wholesale)

1. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the impact of the increase in wholesale gas prices on food and energy availability in Scotland, particularly ahead of winter. (S6T-00160)"

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01328.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Rhoda Grant, Richard Leonard, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Anas Sarwar, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01302.2

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01300

ScotRail

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01328

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01302.3

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Emma Harper 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-03265

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the commitment in its Programme for Government to deliver £6 million for the regeneration of the Stranraer East Pier and Waterfront."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03046

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress on the Cairnryan Border Control Post project."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01675

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which of the recommendations from the October 2020 Scottish Land Commission Report into derelict and vacant land it will implement, and what the timescales for implementation are."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01125

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reported plans to develop a shooting range in Eskadalemuir, and related concerns raised over safety and noise, whether it will review the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, in order to bring the licencing of shooting ranges under the control of the Scottish Government."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 20 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01635

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of dental surgeries in Annan, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries, Newton Stewart and other locations in the South Scotland region temporarily suspending the acceptance of NHS dental patients due to a backlog of treatments as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, what action is being taken to (a) support such…

Answered by: Maree Todd on 6 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01826

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the COVID-19 vaccination programme since March 2021, including a potential future COVID-19 booster vaccination programme."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01383

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Department for Transport regarding the action it is taking to address the backlog of people waiting to sit their (a) theory and (b) practical driving tests in Dumfries and Galloway."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01146

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a bursary for student paramedics in time for the start of the 2021-22 term."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00849

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS will continue on the emergency footing that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport previously extended to 30 June 2021."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00271

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is to implement the Scottish National Party election commitment to establish a national institute for remote and rural medicine."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 June 2021

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