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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Joan McAlpine

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Joan McAlpine

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Joan is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Joan has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Joan does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Joan has had 12 previous roles

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

07 September 2016 - 13 December 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

03 April 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

03 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 03 April 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 03 April 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Joan'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 Joan McAlpine. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

From February 2012 until 14 August 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Scottish Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I earned £400 per column, a total of £20,000 per annum, for this work. [Amended interest 14 September 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

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 trustee and chairperson of the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, a charity devoted to safeguarding and promoting Ellisland Farm near Dumfries. This position is not remunerated. [Registered 10 February 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 March 2021]

I occasionally write freelance journalism but have received no remuneration for this since 2017, when my regular column with the Daily Record ceased. [Amended interest 16 April 2020]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Joan McAlpine 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: 16 March 2021

People with Learning Disabilities (Support during Pandemic)

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "I congratulate Jackie Baillie on securing the debate. I have enjoyed working with her on the cross-party group on learning disability and I commend her work in leading the group…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 11 March 2021

Cultural Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

The Convener (Joan McAlpine): "Good morning, and welcome, everyone, to the ninth meeting in 2021 of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee. We have received apologies for the meeting today from Beatrice Wishart and Christine Grahame…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Broadband Roll-out (Dumfries and Galloway)

1. Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on broadband roll-out in Dumfries and Galloway. (S5O-05106)"

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "A YouGov poll for UN Women UK that was published this week found that nearly every young woman in the United Kingdom had suffered sexual harassment. Claire Barnett, executive director of UN Women UK, pointed out that it is a human rights issue…

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Covid-19

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "I recently met the Scottish Wedding Industry Alliance. The wedding industry is particularly important in Dumfries and Galloway…

Votes

How Joan McAlpine has voted in Parliament

Find out how Joan McAlpine 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 voted for

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 Joan McAlpine 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. S5W-35750

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on redress for victims of sodium valproate, as recommended in the Baroness Cumberlege Report."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35748

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set up and fund a specialist centre for Foetal Valproate Spectrum disorder."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35749

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the proposed timescale is for implementing recommendations in the Baroness Cumberlege Report that relate to sodium valproate."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34976

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its shielding list includes everyone with a health condition recorded on the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) clinically extremely vulnerable list."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34975

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its shielding list includes unpaid carers who are recorded on the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) clinically extremely vulnerable list."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35527

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when people who were rejected by the Close Contact Fund or Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund due to technical errors will be reconsidered for assistance."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35526

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people who were rejected by the Close Contact Services Fund or the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund due to technical errors will be given more time to re-apply, or be able to appeal the rejection."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35335

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether groups in receipt of Climate Challenge Funding (CCF) that expect to report an underspend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can use this money in alternate ways within the CCF remit."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35336

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Climate Challenge Fund will be extended to 2021-22 and, if so, what pans it has for it that year."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35338

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Climate Challenge Fund will allow the continuation and/or extension of some existing projects beyond two years."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021

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