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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Liam Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Liam Kerr

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @kerr_liam

Facebook: Liam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6973
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liam is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liam does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liam has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 7 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

24 November 2016 - 20 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 18 January 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 24 November 2016

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Liam'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 Liam Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 21 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £500 and £2,000 per annum.

I am a director and employee of Trinity Kerr Limited, (a provider of legal services, c/o Infinity Partnership, Aberdeen). From May 2016 until July 2016 I received a gross salary of between £1,001 and £2,000. From July 2016 I have received no salary from this company.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh. I estimate the value of the property to be between £150,001 and £200,000. The gross rental income from the property is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I hold ordinary shares in Trinity Kerr Limited, a provider of legal services, representing 100% of the issued share capital.

Voluntary

I am registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

I am a supporter of the following charities: ActionAid; The SOKO Fund, Lendwithcare.

I own a small number of shares in Aberdeen Community Energy, a community group which has installed a community hydro-electric turbine in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen. I do not consider these shares to be above the threshold for registration.

I am a member of the RNLI.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Liam Kerr 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: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "This morning, I received yet another email from an overseas-based oil and gas worker. He feels trapped and says, “I don’t think mentally I can go through another 10-day hotel quarantine”…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Legacy Papers

Liam Kerr: "Congratulations on your new position, convener. My colleagues have set out some really interesting and full thoughts. The deputy convener talked about implementation. I have given that quite a lot of thought…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Deputy Convener

Liam Kerr: "I nominate Fiona Hyslop. Fiona Hyslop was chosen as deputy convener"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I do not believe that I have any particular interests to declare. However, members and viewers might be interested to know that I have a small shareholding in a community hydroelectric project in Aberdeen."

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Liam Kerr 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. S6W-01906

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will put in place to support off-gas grid homes to decarbonise."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01908

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of off-gas grid homes it estimates could have heat pumps installed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01904

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will put in place to support owner-occupiers of off-gas grid homes to achieve EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) Band C by 2025."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01910

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates it will cost for a typical hard-to-treat off-gas grid home rated between EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) Bands E and G to achieve EPC Band C by 2025."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01905

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its response to the consultation on the Heat in Buildings Strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01907

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it plans to ban the use of fossil fuels in replacement heating systems in (a) off-gas grid homes and (b) homes connected to the gas grid."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01884

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial grants and schemes are available to companies in (a) the north east and (b) Scotland to encourage smaller enterprises in rural areas that work in the rural sector to develop hydrogen production schemes valued between £100,000 and £300,000."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01909

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many off-gas grid homes it estimates are not suitable for the installation of heat pumps, and what its position is on what alternative low-carbon heating systems they are able to install."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01719

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00962 by Michael Matheson on 20 July 2021, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding what analysis it has carried out concerning at which stage of their journey oil and gas workers who fly to and return directly from an overseas installation are at…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00966

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it gives to the COVID-19 testing and safety regimes oil and gas workers returning to Scotland have faced while working overseas when deciding their quarantine arrangements."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 July 2021

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