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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jamie Hepburn

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Jamie Hepburn

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01236 453969
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Jamie is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jamie is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jamie does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jamie has had 17 previous roles

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

25 October 2012 - 25 November 2014

Finance Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 25 November 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

18 September 2012 - 20 October 2012

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

23 February 2012 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Substitute Member

25 January 2012 - 23 February 2012

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 23 February 2012

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Deputy Convener

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

02 September 2009 - 22 March 2011

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Member

04 November 2010 - 22 March 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

04 November 2010 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

03 June 2010 - 22 March 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

26 June 2008 - 04 November 2010

European and External Relations Committee

Member

18 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Deputy Convener

26 June 2008 - 19 November 2009

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

13 November 2008 - 18 November 2008

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jamie'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 Jamie Hepburn. The date of their initial statement was 17 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 16 March 2010 I and my parliamentary assistant attended a buffet lunch hosted by the Director General of the Taipei Representative Office in the UK (Edinburgh Office) (an organisation representing the interests of Taiwan and the views of the Taiwanese government in Scotland of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PE) together with approximately 50 representatives of Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly who had been invited by the Director General at my suggestion. The event took place at Ming’s Restaurant in Cumbernauld. The cost of the event, which was met by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, was between £501 and £1,000.

From 28 October 2014 I have participated in a programme with Inclusion Scotland who arranged for a temporary member of staff to be placed into my office. The placement is intended to run until February 2015. Inclusion Scotland (a consortium of organisations of disabled people, disabled individuals and social partners of 4th Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ) will meet the costs of providing this support. I estimate the value of the support to be between £3,001 and £5,000.

On 31 July 2009 I hosted an information session jointly with EAGA plc (a provider of residential energy efficiency solutions, of EAGA House, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1DB) at Cumbernauld Town Hall, at which a number of organisations were present. The purpose of the session was to provide advice to members of the public, primarily on energy efficiency. The total cost of the event, which was met by EAGA plc, was between £1,001 and £2,000.

Overseas visits

From 9 to 11 September 2011 I visited Barcelona at the invitation of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (a political party active in campaigning for independence for Catalonia) to participate in a number of events to mark the Catalan National Day. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (of C/Calabria, 166, 08015, Barcelona) met the costs of flights to and from Barcelona (€292.59) and accommodations costs (€129.62).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Amnesty International.

On 13 September 2008 I attended the Clyde v Partick Thistle game at Broadwood Stadium as a guest of North Lanarkshire Council who met the costs of the tickets, hospitality and transport to the ground. The value of this gift is estimated to be below £300.

On 7 September 2009 I received a gift of a copy of “An incredible journey…the First story” and an umbrella from First Bus Glasgow. The value of this gift is estimated to be below £300.

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

On 27 May 2011 I received gifts of a plaque and a book from representatives of the Commune de Croy in Switzerland. I have donated the gifts to the Croy Historical Society which is based in my constituency. I estimate the total value of these gifts to be less than £300.

On 23 July 2010 I was presented with a copy of “Airdrie Savings Bank – A History” by the Chief Executive of Airdrie Savings Bank on a visit to the Bank’s headquarters. I estimate the value of the book to be in the region of £20.

On 29 July 2009 I received a gift of a decorative vase from Steven, R.Y. Chu, Director General of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, Edinburgh Office. The value of this gift is estimated to be below £300.

I am a member of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

I am a member of Jags Trust.

On 18 November 2014 I attended the Scotland v England football match at Celtic Park, Glasgow as a guest of Lloyds Banking Group. I estimate that the total cost was less than £300.

On 22 February 2016 I received donations of refreshments from Food and Drink Hub Scotland, based at Napier Road, Wardpark North, Cumbernauld, G68 0EF which were provided to attendees at an Employment Fayre that I was jointly hosting with my colleague Stuart McDonald MP at Cumbernauld New Town Hall in my constituency. Members of staff from the Food and Drink Hub Scotland were also in attendance to help distribute these refreshments. I estimate the total value of these gifts to be less that £300.

I received a gift of a personalised bottle of whisky in a presentation box with two whisky glasses by the company Matisse, through the Taipei Representative Office in Edinburgh, to mark the establishment of the Cross-Party Group on Taiwan, of which I was a member. The value of this gift is estimated to be below £300.

On 28 October 2008 I met with the Ukrainian Consul in Edinburgh and received a gift of two bottles of vodka and a book. The value of this gift is estimated to be below £300.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jamie Hepburn 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: 23 June 2021

Student Support (Covid-19)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "I understand the significant impact that the pandemic has had on students. As a result of it, many students are facing financial difficulties with accommodation and its associated costs or challenges in getting jobs…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Post-Covid-19 Skills and Training

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "Skills are a key priority for the Government. Last week, we met one of our first 100 days commitments by announcing a further £20 million for upskilling and retraining through a national transition training fund…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Brexit (Skills Impact)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "The national transition training fund was designed with the expectation of a significant upturn in unemployment, but that did not transpire. I presume that we all agree that that is a good thing…

Chamber meeting date: 3 June 2021

Education

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. I congratulate you on your elevation to high status and wish you well in your new role. Interruption. It is always good to keep in with the Presiding Officer."

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2021

Colleges (Funding and Expenditure)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "I welcome Pam Gosal to the Parliament and I congratulate her on her new role…

Votes

How Jamie Hepburn has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Hepburn has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jamie Hepburn 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. S4W-22406

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what reassurance it can give public sector workers that their pensions would be safeguarded in an independent Scotland."

Answered by: John Swinney on 20 August 2014

Question ref. S4W-21679

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-21331 by Margaret Burgess on 6 June 2014, what information it has on how many of the demolished properties were built after 1945, broken down by local authority area…

Answered by: Margaret Burgess on 23 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21733

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will set out further details on how independence would enable it to reindustrialise the Scottish economy."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21331

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) council houses and (b) properties owned by registered social landlords have been demolished in each year since the current unitary authorities were established, broken down by local authority area…

Answered by: Margaret Burgess on 6 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21596

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government when the second report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare will be published."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 4 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21353

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish further projections of the public finances of an independent Scotland."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 May 2014

Question ref. S4W-20250

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the economic impact on Scotland of increasing the additional rate of income tax from 45p to 50p."

Answered by: John Swinney on 27 March 2014

Question ref. S4W-19670

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 February 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to encourage trade unions, employees and employers to work together to support sustainable economic growth."

Answered by: John Swinney on 11 February 2014

Question ref. S4W-18675

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2013

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many children in Scotland have been adversely impacted by the so-called bedroom tax."

Answered by: Margaret Burgess on 13 December 2013

Question ref. S4W-18842

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2013

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to assist the Church of Scotland and other faith bodies to develop and promote a better use of credit unions."

Answered by: John Swinney on 12 December 2013

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