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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Fiona Hyslop

Scottish National Party

MSP for Linlithgow (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Lothians (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Fiona Hyslop

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5921
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Fiona is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fiona does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Fiona does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fiona has had 8 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Education Committee

Member

12 May 2003 - 02 June 2003

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Procedures Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

12 January 2000 - 07 January 2001

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 12 January 2000

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

Register of interests

Fiona'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 Fiona Hyslop. The date of their initial statement was 04 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On Friday 26 May 2017, in my position as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, I attended the “Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama” event in Edinburgh as a guest of Diageo plc. (a multinational alcoholic beverages company of 5 Lochside Way, Edinburgh EH12 9DT). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £1,000 which was met by Diageo.

Overseas visits

From 4 July to 8 July 2022 I visited Munich and Berlin, Germany, as part of a cross-Party delegation from the Scottish Parliament, meeting Parliamentarians, public officials and business representatives, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1460 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 2 August 2022]

I attended and contributed to the ‘Four Day week International Summit ‘ held in Valencia between the 26th and 29th May 2022. The cost was met by the Employment Department of the Government of Valencia (Valencia Regional Government Palace, C/ Dels Cavallers, 2, 46001 València, Spain) and came to a total of 2,254 Euros for travel, hotel and meals. [Registered 15 June 2022, Amended interest 17 October 2022]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Until January 2022 I was a Patron of ‘River Kids’ charity in West Lothian which raises funds for the benefit of children in need in West Lothian. [Amended interest 24 March 2022, Ceased interest 24 March 2022]

On 20 November 2021 I was a guest of BT, with hospitality, at BT Murrayfield for the Scotland v Japan rugby international. The value of the gift was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 1 December 2021]

Between November 2021 and April 2022 I was a Steward of the Climate Assembly. [Registered 1 December 2021, Amended interest 24 March 2022, Ceased interest 24 March 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Fiona Hyslop 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: 22 November 2022

COP27

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "It is undeniable that the leadership role of the Scottish Government at COP26 on pushing the momentum of the loss and damage fund was pivotal…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 November 2022

Fair Work Convention

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Professor Findlay, you set out clearly why fair work is good for business in relation to recruitment and retention, and, on the issue of productivity, you said that collaboration can lead to innovation…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 15 November 2022

Ferry Services Inquiry

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Good morning, and thank you for joining us. My first question is for Gordon Martin of the RMT. The Scottish Government has said that it does not want services to be unbundled…

Chamber meeting date: 9 November 2022

Meat Exports (United Kingdom Regulations)

1. Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on Scotland’s agricultural sector of the United Kingdom Government’s upcoming new regulations regarding meat exports. (S6O-01508)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 November 2022

Forestry (Contribution to Net Zero)

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "I will start with the international dimension of the debate, then move to its national and local dimensions, while recognising the essential link between biodiversity and climate change in this agenda…

Votes

How Fiona Hyslop has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fiona Hyslop has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06924

The National Drugs Mission: Taking Concrete Action to Tackle Stigma

Submitted by: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 24, 2022

Result 90 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06924.1

The National Drugs Mission: Taking Concrete Action to Tackle Stigma

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Supported by: Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 24, 2022

Result 28 for, 67 against, 23 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06899

Protecting Primary Care

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 21, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Result 66 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06898.1

Cost of Living: Mortgage Rescue Scheme

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Result 30 for, 91 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06898

Cost of Living: Mortgage Rescue Scheme

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 21, 2022

Supported by: Daniel Johnson, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Result 72 for, 49 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Fiona Hyslop has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-12475

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether deliberate non-payment of child maintenance is being recognised within the justice system as financial abuse based on the definition of the statutory offence of domestic abuse set out in the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018; if so, to what extent this is being prosecuted, and, if not, what action it can take…

Answer expected on 7 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-11748

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to support women affected by the deliberate non-payment of child maintenance payments by non-resident parents, particularly in light of the rising cost of living."

Answered by Shona Robison on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11841

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken within the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to ensure that families are always notified of details of trials in which they are personally affected, before any such details are made public."

Answered by Dorothy Bain on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01508

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact on Scotland’s agricultural sector of the UK Government's upcoming new regulations regarding meat exports."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01496

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the outcomes of its attendance at the European Hydrogen Week in Brussels."

Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01463

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will amend education support guidance to distinguish between voluntary home education as a matter of choice and involuntary home education as a matter of necessity."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11096

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of free digital devices for school children in West Lothian."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 18 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11565

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its participation at New York Climate Week, including the Under2 Coalition General Assembly."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 13 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11363

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Franchise Agreement with Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-09667

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the written evidence, including the recommendations, of the Scottish Private Nursery Association submitted to the Education, Children and Young People Committee in connection with its meeting on 25 May 2022."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 20 September 2022

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