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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5732
Text relay calls welcome.

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 does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Fergus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fergus has had 10 previous roles

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

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 24 May 2021.

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 £150,001 and £200,000 and from which I derive income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in Finsbury Growth & Income (an investment trust) with a value of £40,131.

I own ordinary shares in Findlay Park American (an investment trust) with a value of £43,035.

I own ordinary shares in Scottish Mortgage (an investment trust) with a value of £40,740.

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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: 2 June 2021

Economic Recovery

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "It is 14 years since I last spoke from the back benches, so members will forgive me if I am a bit rusty. I thank Willie Rennie for the first two sentences of his speech…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "took the oath."

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…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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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