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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Joe FitzPatrick

Scottish National Party

MSP for Dundee City West (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Dundee West (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Joe FitzPatrick

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @joefitzsnp

Facebook: Joe's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01382 843244
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

37 Dock Street
Dundee
DD1 3DR

Phone: 01382 843244
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Joe is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Joe is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Joe has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Joe does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Joe has had 19 previous roles

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

23 June 2021 - 18 April 2023

conveners group

Member

23 June 2021 - 11 April 2023

Convener

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Member

22 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

22 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

26 June 2018 - 18 December 2020

Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing

Scottish Government

11 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

18 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

06 September 2012 - 18 May 2016

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

11 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

15 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

Convener

23 February 2012 - 06 September 2012

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

conveners group

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Member

27 March 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Member

14 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Substitute Member

27 January 2010 - 20 January 2011

Member

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Member

Register of interests

Joe'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 Joe FitzPatrick. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Joe FitzPatrick 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: 28 February 2024

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Referral Back to Lead Committee at Stage 1

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "That is a surprise."

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Local Authorities

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "The Scottish Government recognises the value that local government contributes in delivering vital services across the country…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "That is not what she said."

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Budget 2024-25 (Local Authorities)

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "Despite a worst-case autumn statement that did not prioritise public services, the budget delivers record funding for local government…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Budget 2024-25 (Local Authorities)

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "The Scottish Government is providing record funding of more than £14 billion to local authorities, including funding for the council tax freeze…

Votes

How Joe FitzPatrick has voted in Parliament

Find out how Joe FitzPatrick has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12093

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Result 63 for, 51 against, 1 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12331

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Jenni Minto
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Result 65 for, 50 against, 1 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12317.1

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill (Referral Back to Lead Committee at Stage 1)

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12130

Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2024

Submitted by: Tom Arthur, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 12, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Joe FitzPatrick, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Result 65 for, 0 against, 52 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12304

Recommendations of the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment

Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 26, 2024

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Natalie Don
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Result 96 for, 20 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Joe FitzPatrick has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01999

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Government regarding support available through future budgets to support agriculture in Scotland, including the replacement of EU agricultural funding."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14811

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes have been distributed in (a) Dundee and (b) the NHS Tayside area, in each year since the initiative was launched."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01993

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, to the Windsor Framework."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01853

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its action to recruit more foster carers."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01783

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any investment arising from the Tay Cities Deal."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13743

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside’s Mental Health Services on ensuring that partners across Tayside are making improvements to the delivery of mental health services, and that progress has been made on responding to the findings and recommendations in the…

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12027

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is offering to the Fire Brigade's Union's DECON campaign to help firefighters protect themselves and others from harmful contaminants, in light of a reported study from the University of Central Lancashire stating that firefighters are four times more likely to get cancer than the average working…

Answered by Elena Whitham on 16 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01457

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11255

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government which (a) children's and (b) adults' organisations in Dundee have received funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 14 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01426

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported prevalence of alcohol-related cancers in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

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