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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

Committees

Liam is a member of 1 committee

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 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 9 previous roles

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

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

03 September 2019 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

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. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

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 a supporter of the following charities: The Royal Yachting Association; 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. [Registered 31 October 2016]

I am an ordinary member of the Caledonian Railway Association. [Registered 12 March 2019]

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 March 2021

I am a member of the RNLI [Registered 16 September 2017]

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland. [Registered 31 October 2016]

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: 24 March 2021

Store Closures (Aberdeen)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Less than two hours ago, Aberdeen was rocked by the announcement that, after more than 30 years in the city, John Lewis in Aberdeen will not reopen. That comes just two weeks after Debenhams shut the doors of its Aberdeen store…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Rubislaw Quarry

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "On Monday, the Scottish Government reporter overturned Aberdeen City Council’s unanimous cross-party decision not to build on Rubislaw quarry, despite huge local protests and nearly 1,500 local signatures on my petition…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Knife Crime (North Ayrshire)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "In the year when the cabinet secretary was appointed to his role, 111 crimes relating to offensive or bladed weapons were recorded in Aberdeen…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary talked about the statistics and homelessness. Earlier, I looked at the Scottish Government’s forthcoming publications…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am grateful for the articulation of the point, which I am following with interest. I am slightly struggling with one thing. The cabinet secretary amended in the requirement for consent at stage 2; he is now amending out that requirement…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr 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 for

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 not voted

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. S5W-36028

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35328 by Humza Yousaf on 1 March 2021, what the qualifying criteria was for the asymptomatic tests that Scottish Prison Service staff were able to access from their NHS boards, and how many asymptomatic tests that were offered under the criteria were used by Scottish Prison…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36090

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether all victims of crime are entitled to make a victim statement to court on how the crime has affected them."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36060

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what its position is on the ending of automatic early release of prisoners."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36059

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35373 by Humza Yousaf on 2 March 2021, what information it has regarding how much (a) Victim Support Scotland and (b) Rape Crisis Scotland spent on work in the locations referred to."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36061

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position on the draft proposed Whole Life Custody (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36026

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider allowing people to exercise outdoors within a travel radius from their homes that is not restricted by local authority boundaries, given the geography and wide variation of population distribution in many local authority areas."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36062

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Community Orders (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 will result in a reduction in outstanding unpaid work hours for community payback orders and, if so, by how much."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36057

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to change the 12-month threshold that applies to the presumption against short sentences."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36058

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to each organisation that has been awarded funding under the Victim Surcharge Fund."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35913

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding streams are available to support community and individual Green Energy projects, including hydrogen production as a sustainable clean energy source."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

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