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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 a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

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.

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Session 6 Priorities

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. In the OECD’s evidence, there were a great deal of positive endorsements of the quality of education in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

A96 (Dualling)

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The traffic congestion that is experienced by residents in Nairn can be as bad as that which is experienced in Glasgow or Edinburgh, except that in Nairn there is only one road that citizens can use through the town—the A96…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 29 September 2021

Alternative Certification Model

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Yes, thank you, convener. No country in the world suffering from the global pandemic had a syllabus ready and waiting to instruct us on how to proceed when schools were disrupted and shut down. Hindsight is a marvellous thing, is it not…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 22 September 2021

Alternative Certification Model

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "I was heartened by both witnesses’ statements at the outset about the genuine co-operation between all players involved and their positive comments today…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Health and Social Care

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

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 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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