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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 and came to a total of 2,254 Euros for travel, hotel and meals. [Registered 15 June 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]

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]

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]

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: 29 June 2022

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Ferry Service Inquiry

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Good morning, and thank you all for your powerful statements about the current situation. We want to hear from you to help to shape and scope our investigation…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Hydrogen Action Plan

5. Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its hydrogen action plan. (S6O-01280)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Railway Dispute

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "British railways are in chaos and, referring to the Westminster Tory Government’s intransigence, an RMT representative has said: “Perhaps the UK Government should take a feather out of the Scottish Government’s hat and propose 5 per cent, along with a five-year no-compulsory-redundancy agreement”. Does the First Minister recall that, some weeks…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Neurodevelopmental Support (Children in Schools)

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Having recently visited the Donaldson Trust—the leading charity in Scotland for neurodiversity, which is based in my constituency and which I encourage the cabinet secretary to visit—I am aware of the complexity of the neurodiversity issue and of the importance of early identification. I acknowledge the Scottish Government’s intentions and actions…

Votes

How Fiona Hyslop has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fiona Hyslop 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 Fiona Hyslop 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-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."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09669

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Private Nursery Association's reported request for greater oversight and involvement by the Scottish Government in the setting of fees within the early learning and childcare sector…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09668

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what regular formal engagement has been established with the private early learning and childcare sector in developing the curriculum for children up to the age of three and other operational matters."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09880

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the outcome of its correspondence with NHS board chief executives regarding any systemic failures highlighted in British Academy of Audiology reports, particularly regarding its request that chief executives examine their services, provide it with assurance on quality of care, and…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09881

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage proactivity by NHS Lothian in helping to address any urgent needs of children whose hearing issues were not diagnosed or treated, in light of the reported failures in diagnosing and treating hearing loss within NHS Lothian’s Paediatric Audiology Services."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09879

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress of the work of the National Audiology Review Group on examining hearing services in NHS boards across Scotland and providing recommendations for a national plan for improvement, in light of the publication of the British Academy of Audiology report on NHS Lothian's…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09882

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to connect speech therapists and community support organisations with parents of children in Lothian who were not correctly diagnosed with hearing loss and who have potentially missed out on years of communication with speech therapists and community support groups, in light of the reported…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09841

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future."

Answered by: Neil Gray on 14 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09379

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made in its discussions with the UK Government regarding taking action to tackle the production and distribution of illicit drugs by regulating the sale of pill presses."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 6 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09585

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by Scotland’s Zero Emission Mobility Industry Advisory Group on innovation, vehicle supply chains and expertise in energy and transport systems."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 30 June 2022

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