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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party

MSP for Inverness and Nairn (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Fergus Ewing

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Fergus is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Fergus is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fergus has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Fergus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fergus has had 12 previous roles

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

26 June 2018 - 17 February 2020

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy

Scottish Government

19 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity

Scottish Government

09 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Deputy Convener

23 September 2004 - 09 May 2006

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Finance Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

07 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 23 November 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 November 2000

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

Fergus'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 Fergus Ewing. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in Lossiemouth which has a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 and from which I derive income of up to £5,000 per annum.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 November 2017]

Interest in shares

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

I own ordinary shares in Link Fund Sol Ltd Trojan Income (an investment trust) with a value of £37,096 [Registered 18 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

I own ordinary shares in Finsbury Growth & Income (an investment trust) with a value of £40,131. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 25 June 2018]

I own ordinary shares in Temple Bar Investment Trust with a value of £30,728 [Registered 18 June 2018]

I own ordinary shares in Findlay Park American (an investment trust) with a value of £46,725. [Registered 05 April 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 June 2019]

Although none of these investments require to be registered in the interests in shares category, I am disclosing on a voluntary basis my current investments in: GCP Infrastructure Ord, Twenty Four Income Ord, Sqn Asset Finance Ord, Sequoia Economic Infrastructure, Hadrian’s Wall Securities Ord, GCP Asset Backed C Shares, Polar Capital UK Value Opportunities, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust, Miton UK Microcap, Artemis Alpha Trust, The European Investment Trust, Blackrock European Dynamic Fund Acc, Schroder Japan Growth Trust, Aberdeen Asian Income, Murray International Trust, Veritas Global Equity Income, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Bb Healthcare Trust Redeemable, Empiric Student Property, Primary Healthcare Prop Ord, HICL Infrastucture, The Renewables Inf Ord, J O Hambro UK Equity Income A, T Bailey Saracen Global Income & Growth, Sqn Asset Finance C Shares, RWC Asset, Management Enhanced Income B Income, T Bailey Evenlode Income C Distribution, T Bailey Fund Serv Evenlode Global Income, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust, Pantheon International, Hermes Investment Global Emerging Markets [Amended interest 30 November 2016, Amended interest 5 April 2017, Amended interest 19 June 2017, Amended interest 18 June 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Fergus Ewing 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)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "My statement concerns the administration of Greensill Capital UK Ltd and its implications for businesses in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Tourism Sector (Recovery)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "Recovery proposals for a five-year period are being developed by the Scottish tourism emergency response group, in consultation with members of the Scottish tourism recovery task force…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Tourism Sector (Summer Holidays)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "The main criteria, which all operators must satisfy, are that they are following the guidance and not acting outwith the regulations at any time. The precise legal requirements for the summer season are not yet known…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Inverclyde Hospitality and Tourism (Support)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "The Government has provided a range of support to businesses in Inverclyde as part of our overall package to mitigate the economic impact of the virus…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Tourism Sector (Support)

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism (Fergus Ewing): "Through the Scottish tourism emergency response group, the Scottish Government is working with enterprise agencies, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to develop a five-year recovery plan for the tourism sector in Scotland. Short-term measures have already been introduced, in the form of…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing 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 Fergus Ewing 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. S3O-06602

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 November 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision taken by it on the request of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the mobility clause within the contracts of some SNH staff will not be implemented, this decision will be replicated for any other relocations of public sector departments or functions where staff of such departments or…

Answered by: Kenny MacAskill on 23 April 2009

Question ref. S3W-06602

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 November 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision taken by it on the request of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the mobility clause within the contracts of some SNH staff will not be implemented, this decision will be replicated for any other relocations of public sector departments or functions where staff of such departments or…

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 3 December 2007

Question ref. S3W-00000

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive in what way it was consulted by the Scotland Office about the layout of the ballot papers for the parliamentary election on 3 May 2007; whether it received the report on this issue prepared for the Electoral Commission at the request of the Scotland Office, as referred to in The Scotsman on 8 May 2007, and, if so, from…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S3W-00001

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive in what way it was consulted by the Scotland Office about the layout of the ballot papers for the parliamentary election on 3 May 2007; whether it received the report on this issue prepared for the Electoral Commission at the request of the Scotland Office, as referred to in The Scotsman on 8 May 2007, and, if so, from…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S3W-00002

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on whether a judicial inquiry should be held into the conduct of the parliamentary and local government elections on 3 May 2007."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S2W-32675

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to secure provision for care for elderly people in South Lochaber while the application for the closure of Glencoe Hospital by NHS Highland is pending, while the Parliament is dissolved and until a new Executive in established."

Answered by: Lewis Macdonald on 2 April 2007

Question ref. S2W-32689

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of how the Hospital at Home scheme operates, how it is funded, what personnel are required and where it has been piloted."

Answered by: Lewis Macdonald on 2 April 2007

Question ref. S2W-32452

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many scallop fishing vessels were boarded by Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency officers in each of the last five years, broken down into those with (a) 10 dredges and over and (b) less than 10 dredges."

Answered by: Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32449

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how much time per annum is spent by each Scottish fishery patrol vessel in patrolling fishing grounds, also broken down into the time spent in each ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) square."

Answered by: Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32687

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish all responses and evidence it received in respect of its consultation on tail docking."

Answered by: Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

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