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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 5 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 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 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]

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

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2023

A9 Dualling

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Today’s news will be met in the Highlands with shock, incredulity and anger. Why does Transport Scotland, unlike its counterpart south of the border, put all the risks of unforeseen costs on contractors…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Male Suicide in Scotland

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The minister says that every minister has a role to play…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Tomorrow, 27 January, is Holocaust memorial day, which marks the anniversary of the liberation, 78 years ago, of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The theme of Holocaust memorial day this year is “Ordinary People”. We know, of course, that Hitler and his henchmen—Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann and others—were the very personification of evil…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The theme of Holocaust memorial day this year is “Ordinary People”. We know, of course, that Hitler and his henchmen—Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann and others—were the very personification of evil…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Fergus Ewing has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-14936

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement by the UK Government on 20 January 2023 that its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will not include glass, and the reported concerns of SMEs regarding the inclusion of glass in Scotland’s DRS, whether it will review its plans to include glass as part of the DRS."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14935

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement by the UK Government on 20 January 2023 that its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will not include glass, whether it will reappraise the financial assumptions for its DRS regarding any additional costs relating to compliance with two different regimes operating in the UK for (a) producers,…

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14933

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"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 announcement by the UK Government on 20 January 2023 regarding the operation of its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), whether it will provide an answer to the question that was asked."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14934

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08012 by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022, and in light of the announcement by the UK Government on 20 January 2023 that its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will not include glass, whether it will provide an answer to the question that was asked."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6F-01796

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2023

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that 600 drinks producers are concerned about the impact on their businesses, and the survival of them, in relation to the Deposit Return Scheme."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01660

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 December 2022

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will set a clear ambition in its planned Energy Strategy for delivery of 4 to 6 GW of solar power by 2030."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13315

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the programme for the additional A9 road safety measures, as referred to by the Minister for Transport in the debate on Essential Road Improvements on 2 November 2022."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01626

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to support a GP-led COVID-19 and flu vaccination programme in NHS Highland, in light of reports that it would cost several million pounds less than the model proposed by the NHS board."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11747

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08833 by Lorna Slater on 14 June 2022, whether it will publish the gateway review in full, and whether it is the case that the review has not yet been published because it is reportedly highly critical of the Deposit Return Scheme and the progress made."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 15 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12140

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when a decision will be made on the A9 Dualling Killiecrankie to Glen Garry scheme, following the public local inquiry that was held to consider objections received."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 November 2022

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