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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.

Contact at local office

Lower and Ground Floor
Holywood Trust Building
Old Assembly Close, Irish Street
Dumfries
DG1 2PH

Phone: 01387 255334
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is a member of 19 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Work

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on the Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

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.

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

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

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

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.

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.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Health Inequalities

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Good morning, minister, and good morning, Mr Kellet. I am interested in the issue of cross-portfolio working, because, as you have said, the austerity being inflicted on Scotland is costing £770 million a year at the moment…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 (Supplementary Provision) Regulations 2022

Emma Harper: "I remember an anaesthetist telling me that people used to smoke right under the windows of the ear, nose and throat ward so, when she woke from her anaesthesia fog after a tonsillectomy, she smelled cigarette smoke. I therefore welcome the instrument…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

International Transfer of Prisoners

8. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed the international transfer of prisoners to Scotland with the United Kingdom Government. (S6O-01259)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Responsible Access (Countryside)

4. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister, in light of summer officially commencing next week on 21 June, what action the Scottish Government is taking to promote responsible access to Scotland’s countryside. (S6F-01223)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The app would not refresh for me, so I want to check whether I have voted no."

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 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-10458

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action NHS Scotland is taking to help tackle the climate emergency."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09802

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the joint £10 million of funding from the Scottish and UK governments, as committed to in the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, will be released for the borders rail extension feasibility study."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09776

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the final recruitment figures under Action 15 of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, which ended in March 2022, will be published."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09610

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its further consultation paper on restricting promotions of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 1 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09498

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will review the level of minimum unit pricing of alcohol."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 28 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08085

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) children and (b) adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis have the clinical psychologist and social worker resourcing available in their multidisciplinary team, as set out in the service specifications for adult and paediatric care."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08417

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions with Dumfries and Galloway Council regarding the safety of the derelict Treasure Cave building located at 80 English Street, Dumfries, in light of reports that it has caused part of English Street to be closed to through traffic; whether Dumfries and Galloway Council has requested…

Answered by: Patrick Harvie on 18 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07610

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current level of government health spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07609

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current level of the starting salary for a nurse in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-08086

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the supplementary question during First Minister's Questions on 20 January 2022, during which the First Minister commented that the Scottish Government will take appropriate steps to raise awareness of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2021, what action has been…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 28 April 2022

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