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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

03 June 2010 - 22 March 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

04 November 2010 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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 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.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

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

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 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.

I am a member of Jags Trust.

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.

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.

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.

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

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: 24 January 2023

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My screen has not refreshed, so I am unclear as to whether my vote has been recorded."

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2022

Colleges (Governance)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "The Scottish Government works with the Scottish Funding Council, Colleges Scotland and college boards to ensure good governance…

Chamber meeting date: 20 December 2022

Budget 2023-24 (Education)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "I have my own perspective on how pleasing it is to see so many people here, Presiding Officer. This Government has delivered the highest school spending and more teachers per pupil than in any other United Kingdom nation…

Chamber meeting date: 15 December 2022

Promise Scotland

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "The Promise Scotland produced “Plan 21-24”, which sets the outcomes that must be achieved by organisations across Scotland by 2024…

Chamber meeting date: 8 December 2022

University and College Union and Educational Institute of Scotland (Mandate for Strike Action)

The Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training (Jamie Hepburn): "I recognise that reaching such a threshold provides the legal right to strike under the provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016."

Votes

How Jamie Hepburn has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Hepburn has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07805.1

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 35 for, 84 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07805.2

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07805

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 94 for, 23 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Jamie Hepburn has asked

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

Question ref. S4O-03744

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

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4F-02370

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

"To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the impact of UK Government welfare reforms on families in which at least one family member is in employment."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 November 2014

Question ref. S4T-00803

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 October 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Conservative Party's plans to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 October 2014

Question ref. S4O-03593

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 October 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with HM Revenue and Customs regarding employment in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4O-03563

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reports that the Barnett formula will be reduced by the UK Government over time."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4O-03531

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 September 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will reduce poverty among disabled people."

Awaiting answer

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. S4O-03481

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 August 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the recent comments by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions regarding further changes to welfare benefits and the impact that these changes would have on poverty in Scotland…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4O-03454

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 August 2014

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the latest round of funding from the Bus Investment Fund."

Awaiting answer

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

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