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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: @LiamKerrMSP

Facebook: Liam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6973
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Committees

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 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.

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

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 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 registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am a member of the RNLI.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

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: 23 June 2022

Scottish Justice System (Parole)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Last week, The Courier’s headline, “Dundee killer Robbie McIntosh to get parole hearing this summer”, related to a murderer who, in 2017, while on home leave from serving a life sentence, carried out a brutal attempt to murder a random, lone, female dog walker in Templeton woods in Dundee. In October 2017, he was sentenced to a lifelong restriction…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Budget (Infrastructure)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Last week, Liz Cameron, the chief executive officer of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said that the Scottish Government should honour the commitment that the A96 would be dualled from start to finish…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 21 June 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, panel. I direct my first question to Emma Harvey. In your answer to my colleague Natalie Don, you talked about owner-occupiers in particular…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Role of Incineration in Waste Hierarchy

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Dr Church’s review also called for a reduction “in the proportion of recyclable materials in the residual waste” system. The Government’s 2013 recycling target was to recycle of 50 per cent of household waste…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 14 June 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. I will direct several questions to specific people…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 82

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 17 for, 64 against, 26 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 85

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 44 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 86

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 45 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 21 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-09344

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has allocated any money to bidding to host the Eurovision song contest in 2023 and, if this is the case, how much has been allocated, and from which budget."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09345

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of Haizea Wind exiting the plans for the UK’s largest offshore wind tower factory at the Port of Nigg, whether Haizea Wind has received any (a) of the £110 million finance package and (b) public funds from the Scottish Government in relation to this project; what the (i) key milestones…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09263

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the estimated £33 billion required to decarbonise heating in Scotland’s homes, as set out in the Heat in Buildings Strategy, is still currently an accurate assessment of the cost, and, if not, what the revised estimate is."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09262

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of homes available for social rent it estimates currently have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band C or above."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08894

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the economic impact of removing 700 ScotRail services."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08895

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the environmental impact of removing 700 ScotRail services."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08649

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints from (a) passengers and (b) staff were received by ScotRail services between 1 and 30 April 2022, broken down by the reason for the complaint."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08745

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the steering group to implement the recommendations on safety performance in response to the Carmont rail accident will be convened, and when it anticipates it will report."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 21 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08739

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when Transport Scotland will publish the post-completion noise monitoring reports for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 21 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08870

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it will offer to ports not successful in the Green Freeports Programme to help them become supply chain and manufacturing bases for offshore renewables."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 21 June 2022

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