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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

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 10 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

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 vaccination in the upcoming months and I will update my register as necessary to declare any income derived when this occurs.

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: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Like Rona Mackay and Christine Grahame, I agree that this is an important issue…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "What action is the Scottish Government taking in response to high numbers of people not attending their appointments at Covid-19 vaccination clinics…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Cervical Screening

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "There are many reasons why women might be reluctant to attend their screening test. Those range from difficulties in attending or being examined due to physical disability to cultural and language barriers, lack of awareness and uneasiness…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Hospitality Sector (Covid-19 Restrictions)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the First Minister’s announcement yesterday regarding changes to the guidance on weddings, which are key to the hospitality sector…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

MND Scotland (40th Anniversary)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate, and I congratulate Bob Doris on bringing it to the chamber, and on his excellent contribution…

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 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. 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."

Awaiting answer

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-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…

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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

Question ref. S6W-00572

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework and the NHS boards that are currently escalated."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 June 2021

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

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