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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kate Forbes

Scottish National Party

MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Kate Forbes

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Committees

Kate is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Kate is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kate has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Kate does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kate has had 7 previous roles

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

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

07 November 2017 - 19 April 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kate'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 Kate Forbes. The date of their initial statement was 17 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 24 February 2018 I attended the Scotland v England match at Murrayfield as a guest of Liberty Steel (a steel manufacturer of Dalzell Works, Park Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PU) . The value of this was approximately £600. [Registered 27 March 2018]

Overseas visits

On 21 to 24 October 2019 I travelled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA to give several lectures at the University of the North Carolina. The costs of the visit were approximately £1,200 and were met by Scottish Heritage USA (an organisation that recognises and enhances the original bonds of ancestral and national character among the peoples of Scotland and North America of 315 North Page Road, Building 2, Suite 10, Pinehurst, NC 28370). [Registered 16 November 2019]

From 9 to 18 February 2018 I was part of a Tearfund humanitarian delegation travelling to Nepal to learn how projects in relation to child trafficking, earthquake relief and flood prevention are transforming lives. The costs of the visit amounted to £1,700 and were met by Tearfund Scotland (a Christian charity of 29 Canal St, Glasgow G4 0AD). [Registered 3 March 2018]

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 Kate Forbes 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.

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) Act 2020 Amendment Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Good morning. I am delighted to join the Finance and Constitution Committee for the third budget event in as many days—time well spent…

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 3

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "I am pleased to advise that all seven amendments that I am moving today relate to a successful, cross-party approach that reflects agreement with both the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Liberal Democrats…

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "It is essential that we come together as a Parliament today to agree next year’s budget and deliver the certainty and stability that Scotland and its people, businesses and communities deserve…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 8 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 2

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Before turning to the stage 2 amendments, I thank the committee for its report on the budget, to which I responded last week, and for its constructive approach to agreeing the timetable for this year’s budget process, given the delayed United Kingdom budget. The truncated timetable continues, with stage 3 of the budget bill scheduled for…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Local Authorities (Funding Formula)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "The distribution formula is kept under constant review and is agreed with COSLA every year. Although the formula takes into account a range of needs-based factors, it is primarily population based…

Votes

How Kate Forbes has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kate Forbes 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 Kate Forbes 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-17196

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure minimum disruption to travellers using the A9 during works to lay fibre optic cabling alongside the road."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 25 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17000

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact Brexit will have on protecting the designation, exports and global reputation of Scotch whisky."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 18 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02235

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is provided to pregnant mothers who receive a pre-natal diagnosis of foetal disability."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 14 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17006

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the First Minister's visit to Brussels on 28 May 2018."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16831

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the implementation of the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group's recommendation of a three-phase approach to the regulation of cosmetic interventions."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16832

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to regulate the cosmetic hair transplant industry."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16980

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in its discussions with the UK Government on the devolution of air passenger duty."

Answered by: Derek Mackay on 1 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02043

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on protecting young people's right to religious observance, education and freedom of religious belief in schools."

Answered by: John Swinney on 2 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-15701

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how much the average payment per patient will be (a) nationally and (b) in NHS (i) Highland, (ii) Western Isles, (iii) Orkney and (iv) Shetland under the new GP contract, including for global sum location and incomes/expenses protection."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 10 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15780

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it can provide regarding the Minister for International Development and Europe’s visit to Zambia in February 2018."

Answered by: Alasdair Allan on 4 April 2018

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