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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

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

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Substitute Member

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: 14 September 2021

Health and Social Care

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Will the cabinet secretary give way?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Good morning to both witnesses. Thank you for coming along…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Deputy Convener

Fergus Ewing: "Let me be the first to congratulate you, convener and Kaukab Stewart, on your roles. I am sure that we all look forward to working on the committee, which is important, as you said…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "I have no relevant interests to declare, but I place it on the record that, although I no longer practise, I remain on the roll of solicitors that is held by the Law Society of Scotland."

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…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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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