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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jeane Freeman

Scottish National Party

MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jeane Freeman

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Jeane is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jeane is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jeane has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jeane does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jeane had 1 previous role

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

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Minister for Social Security

Scottish Government

Register of interests

Jeane'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 Jeane Freeman. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until the end of April 2016, when the company completed its final contract, I worked full time for Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy (in the local authority of Glasgow City Council) as the owner of the company. I will receive a final payment of £1,680 at the end of May 2016. This payment is for the final contract that the company undertook and the company ceased trading in May 2016. [Amended interest 21 November 2016]

Until 13 May 2016 I was a columnist with The National newspaper (of 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB), writing approximately 40 columns per year, and receiving remuneration of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. I have now ceased writing this column and will no longer receive this remuneration.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

From 22 November 2016 I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £70,000. [Registered 30 March 2017]

I own, jointly with my civil partner, a flat in Argyll and Bute with a market value of up to £50,000 and a gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum, this rental income is received solely by my civil partner. [Amended interest 30 March 2017]

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in Freeman Associates Ltd, a public affairs consultancy, representing 100% of the issued share capital, with a value of £1.

Voluntary

On 29 October 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Women's Conference in Perth and was gifted framed picture from the STUC Women's Committee with an estimated value of £30. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 21 October 2016 I attended a meeting at the Catrine CEVIC, I received a copy of the book "A Lot 0f Genuine Folks and A Wheen o Rougues" by Richard Stenlake. The value of this book was £16. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 14 May 2018 I was gifted from Ayr United Football Academy a Football for Life Membership with a nominal value of £20. I was also gifted a pack of Ayr United Football Legends card with a nominal value of £10. [Registered 24 May 2018]

On 22 April 2017 I was gifted two tickets to the Eddie Reader Concert at Kilmarnock Palace Theatre. The value of these tickets was £50. [Registered 02 May 2017]

On 3 February 2017 when opening the Dalrymple Early Childhood Centre I was presented with a hand painted canvas which the children had created from finger-paints. The estimated nominal value of this canvas is £20. [Registered 30 March 2017]

Until 20 May 2016 I was an elected member of the National Committee of Women for Independence.

On 10 June 2016 I visited Hendrick’s distillers and received a gift of two miniature bottles of Hendrick’s Gin and a book, with a value of up to £40.

On 3 November 2018 my civil partner and I were invited as guests of Crucial Drinks, to a pre-display dinner at the Dumfries House fireworks event with an estimated value of £74. [Registered 27 November 2018]

On 22 September 2016 I received the gift of a bottle of "Spirit of Scotland" craft beer from Visit Scotland. The value of this gift was £2.70. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 3 February 2017 at my official constituency office opening I was presented with the following gifts from the Provost of East Ayrshire - Highland cow brooch with a value of £16; Two EAC Burns Crystal glasses with an estimated value of £25 and a 700ml bottle of The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky with a value of £15. [Registered 30 March 2017]

On 19 November 2016 I attended the Annual STUC Disabled Workers Conference in Cumbernauld. I was gifted a box of chocolates from the STUC Disabled Workers Committee with an estimated value of £5. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 13 May 2019 I was gifted a NATS Cross pen, with a nominal value of £55.00. [Registered 21 May 2019]

I am a member of CIPR.

Until 20 May 2016 I was an associate consultant for SOLACE.

On 30 August 2019 I was presented with a framed East Ayrshire Council graphic print, as well as a pack of gift cards with an estimated nominal value £25. [Registered 5 September 2019]

On 25 January 2019 I was gifted a Nestle "goody bag" which contained items from across their confectionery and healthy options brands, with a nominal value of £40. [Registered 29 January 2019]

On 1 October 2016 I attended two Cumnock Tryst events as a guest. The value of the tickets was £56. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 15 March 2017 I received a copy of "Poverty in Scotland 2014" published by the Child Poverty Action Group. The value of this is £12.00. [Registered 30 March 2017]

On 10 May 2019 my partner and I were invited as guests of Crucial Drinks, to attend the Boswell Book Festival opening event by Kirsty Wark at Dumfries House, with a nominal value of £18.00. [Regsitered 21 May 2019]

On 4 June 2018 I was gifted a Discovery Selection Classic range miniature gift pack from Crucial Drinks when I visited The Lost Distillery. The value of this gift was £34.99. [Registered 14 June 2018]

I am a member of Women for Independence. [Registered 21 November 2016]

On 26 May 2017 I was gifted, from OU Scotland, one ticket to the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Performance of "Wind Resistance". The value of this ticket was £23. [Registered 07 June 2017]

On 18 August 2016 I attended an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival as a guest of OU Scotland - no expenses or remuneration were received in connection with this event. [Registered 29 November 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jeane Freeman 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 March 2021

Covid-19 (Hospital Transmission)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (Jeane Freeman): "The research study makes an important contribution to our consideration of all those matters. However, it is limited in that it uses a wider nosocomial definition than has been agreed internationally…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Cancer Pathway Review (Dumfries and Galloway)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (Jeane Freeman): "As I have previously explained, the pressures of the pandemic mean that NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the board’s partners have paused reviewing cancer pathways, which is a complex piece of work. They will return to the issue in the spring…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Hospital Waiting Times

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (Jeane Freeman): "We are working with all health boards with specific targeted actions to reduce hospital waiting times. That includes the investment of additional resources. Some £60 million will directly support elective care…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Mental Health Services (Renfrewshire South)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (Jeane Freeman): "It is a very specific question, and I will make sure that Mr Arthur gets the detail of the answer that Ms Haughey would undoubtedly have been able to give. I can say a couple of things that I think are really important…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill: Stage 3

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport (Jeane Freeman): "I am pleased to open the stage 3 debate on the University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill. The bill has reached stage 3 without amendment and with what I hope is the support of members throughout the chamber…

Votes

How Jeane Freeman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jeane Freeman 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 voted for

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 Jeane Freeman 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.

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