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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

Committees

Fiona is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Fiona is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fiona has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

Scottish Government

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.

18 May 2016 - 17 February 2020

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Scottish Government

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 08 June 2016.

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. [Registered 14 June 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a Patron of ‘River Kids’ charity in West Lothian which raises funds for the benefit of children in need in West Lothian.

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: 18 March 2021

Brexit (Economic Impacts)

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop): "The Scottish Government is deeply concerned by emerging evidence that Brexit is having a severe impact on the ability of Scottish businesses to trade effectively and competitively with the European Union, with lasting consequences for our economy…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Covid-19 Recovery Plan (Highlands and Islands)

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop): "We detailed our plans for economic recovery in our response to the advisory group on economic recovery and we have developed them in a number of publications since then…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Clyde Mission Division

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop): "I thank the member for raising awareness of the Clyde mission call for ideas. The call was launched on Monday 1 March and will remain open until 29 March…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Jobs Protection (Highlands and Islands)

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop): "Since the start of the pandemic, we have provided more than £330 million to support businesses and protect jobs across the Highlands and Islands. That is alongside the £58…

Chamber meeting date: 24 February 2021

Young Person’s Guarantee (Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn)

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture (Fiona Hyslop): "Through our £60 million investment in the young person’s guarantee this year, and the commitment to a further £70 million investment next year, we are building on existing education, employability skills and training infrastructure to provide new opportunities and enhanced support to young people. The guarantee is based on the principle that local…

Votes

How Fiona Hyslop has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fiona Hyslop has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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. S2W-32214

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the economic impact of the decision by HM Revenue and Customs to transfer all the functions and 200 jobs from its National Compliance Risk offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh to England."

Answered by: Nicol Stephen on 23 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-31614

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 February 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether NHS Lanarkshire would have been legal entitled to exclude non-GP companies limited by shares from the recent tendering process for GP medical services in Harthill."

Answered by: Andy Kerr on 8 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31458

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive when it will reply to my letter dated 2 November 2006 regarding the safe containment of hazardous waste during demolition."

Answered by: Des McNulty on 5 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31323

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what financial contribution it will receive from the Scottish Executive towards security costs for the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum (GLF) Europe."

Answered by: George Reid on 1 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31322

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what measures have been undertaken to assess and address the security implications for the Parliament building complex of the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum (GLF) Europe being held on 30 and 31 January 2007."

Answered by: George Reid on 1 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-30689

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 December 2006

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether local authorities have the authority to “top up” fire and rescue boards’ funding for functions that are delegated to such boards."

Answered by: Johann Lamont on 23 January 2007

Question ref. S2W-30688

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 December 2006

"To ask the Scottish Executive what restrictions there are on local authorities making resources available to fire and rescue boards."

Answered by: Johann Lamont on 23 January 2007

Question ref. S2O-11714

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what recent progress has been made to secure the funding for the upgrade of the A801 Avon Gorge road."

Answered by: Tavish Scott on 18 January 2007

Question ref. S2W-30171

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2006

"To ask the Scottish Executive what its position is on the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to allocate an extra £50,000 to schools in Edinburgh to address the funding shortfall resulting from increased energy costs in schools and whether it will confirm that the projected shortfall is £1.2 million."

Answered by: Tom McCabe on 7 December 2006

Question ref. S2W-29769

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2006

"To ask the Scottish Executive what average time is taken by (a) women and (b) men to repay outstanding student loans."

Answered by: Nicol Stephen on 7 December 2006

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