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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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is not a member of any 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 8 previous roles

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

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity

Scottish Government

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 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the proprietor, jointly with my husband, of the Ferintosh Guest House (of 30 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LX). 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.

Prior to becoming an MSP in May 2016 I was a Band 6 Clinical (Nurse) Educator at NHS Dumfries and Galloway (of Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EP). At the end of May 2016 I received a final salary of £1,900. In order to contribute to the requirements to retain my nursing license, I completed four nursing shifts as a Band 5 Staff Nurse as part of the Nurse Bank in July 2016. I received remuneration of between £501 and £1,000 for these shifts. [Amended interest 24 May 2017]

Since 14 December 2020 I have been part of the vaccination team in NHS Dumfries and Galloway (main NHS Board address is Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EP. I have participated, as a Registered Nurse, in COVID19 vaccination clinics. I expect to work between 2-6 days per month, as required, and I expect to receive remuneration of less than £500 per month. I received an initial payment £509 on 27 January 2021. This initial payment was slightly higher than what I expect to receive for this work and was determined by training required to acquire competence and many shifts during parliament recess. [Registered 3 February 2021]

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 am President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 9 December 2019]

I received a gift of wellington boots and a duffle bag from Renewable Energy Services. The value of these gifts are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 22 August 2016]

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: 24 March 2021

Cancer Pathway Review (Dumfries and Galloway)

5. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the short review into cancer pathway arrangements and reimbursement of travel expenses for patients in Dumfries and Galloway, which it committed to carrying out on 24 November 2020…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I will be happy to move amendment 1 and speak to all the amendments in the group, which are minor and technical…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I am weel chuffed to open the stage 3 debate on my Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I say good morning to the minister and her officials, and I welcome back my colleague Alex Cole-Hamilton…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

ScotRail (Public Ownership)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome yesterday’s announcement that ScotRail will be brought into public ownership in order to provide stability and certainty for passengers…

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper 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 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. S5W-36159

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress being made on the research, development and roll-out of the cervical cancer HPV screening home test, as part of the cancer screening programme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36209

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) households and (ii) business premises have had access to superfast broadband in each year since 2014, broken down by local authority."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36203

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of salmon exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36201

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of food and drink exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36202

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of whisky exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36205

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage share of new woodland planted in the UK since 2016-17 has been in planted in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with new woodland planted in (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36204

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much has been spent on average (a) per year and (b) per person, in each year since 2016-17 on (i) agriculture, (ii) fisheries and (iii) forestry in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with (A) England and (B) Wales."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36208

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much has been spent on average per person on environmental protection in Scotland since 2016-17, and what information it has on how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36016

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS will continue on the emergency footing that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport announced on 10 September 2020."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35577

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the approach that it will take to the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine once the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation groups 1 to 9 have been completed."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 February 2021

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