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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

Twitter: @FergusEwingSNP

Facebook: Fergus's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01463 713004
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

112 Church Street
Inverness
Highland
IV1 1EP

Phone: 01463 713004
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Fergus is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Convener

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

Convener

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 12 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

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 owned ordinary shares in Finsbury Growth & Income (an investment trust) with a value of £40,131. [Amended interest 1 May 2022, Ceased interest 1 May 2022]

I own ordinary shares in Findlay Park American (an investment trust) with a value of £49,327. [Amended interest 1 May 2022]

I owned ordinary shares in Scottish Mortgage (an investment trust) with a value of £40,740. [Amended interest 1 May 2022, Ceased interest 1 May 2022]

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.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 29 June 2022

Unborn Victims of Violence (PE1887)

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Like Paul Sweeney, I found your account harrowing, and I am very sorry that the system appears to have let you down, not just in one way but in several ways. I just make that observation…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 15 June 2022

Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "As the minister knows, I am keen to get out of the bubble from time to time."

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 15 June 2022

Women’s Health Services (Caithness and Sutherland) (PE1924)

Fergus Ewing: "I support David Torrance’s suggestion to refer the petitions to the health committee…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 15 June 2022

Redress Scheme (Fornethy House Residential School) (PE1933)

Fergus Ewing: "I very much endorse the course of action that has been recommended by David Torrance about writing to the Deputy First Minister…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing 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 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. S6W-08833

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08057 by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022, by what date the gateway review will (a) conclude and (b) be published."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08303

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a requirement for local authorities to conduct a statutory consultation in relation to adopting further discretionary powers and conditions under its short-term let licensing scheme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08012

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07097 by Lorna Slater on 23 March 2022 and in light of the reported announcement by the UK Government and Northern Ireland Assembly not to include glass in their proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), what consideration it has given to any potential impact of including glass in…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08011

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07097 by Lorna Slater on 23 March 2022, and in light of the reported announcement by the UK Government and Northern Ireland Assembly not to include glass in their proposed Deposit Return Schemes, what its position is on whether a consistent approach should be taken across the UK,…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08010

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme, what discussions it has had with Circularity Scotland on whether the company is planning to raise the producer fee in respect of glass from the level previously indicated."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08057

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in respect of the proposed Deposit Return Scheme, whether it has any plans to carry out another Gateway Review to consider the current economic uncertainty that is facing businesses."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07115

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the recent YouGov Polling, commissioned by British Glass, that reportedly highlights the will of consumers to keep glass recycling kerbside, rather than in a Deposit Return Scheme, and, in particular, what its response is to the reported findings that 90% of adults already recycle…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07116

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the recycling system being used in Wales is successful; for what reason such a system was not considered in detail in the Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA), and whether it will consider deploying such a system as an alternative to…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07117

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported decision in the Republic of Ireland to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic and cans only and not glass, and what its position is on the impact that adopting a similar approach to that being taken in Ireland or in Wales, regarding the implementation of recycling policy…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07118

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any country in the world that has introduced, at the same time and on the same day, a deposit return scheme covering plastic cans and glass, and what its position is on whether the reported potential operational problems, costs and difficulties facing Scotland, in light of the introduction on 16…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 29 April 2022

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