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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Linda Fabiani

Scottish National Party

MSP for East Kilbride (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Linda Fabiani

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Linda is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Linda has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Linda does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Linda has had 29 previous roles

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

06 February 2019 - 20 February 2019

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2011 - 19 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

29 October 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

23 October 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 18 September 2012

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

21 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

09 June 2011 - 21 June 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 July 2009 - 22 March 2011

Scotlands Futures Forum

Director

12 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Member

26 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

30 May 2003 - 02 April 2007

Parliamentary Bureau

Substitute Member

27 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Conveners Group

Member

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

27 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

18 March 2005 - 02 April 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Member

06 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Art Advisory Group

Member

15 September 2005 - 27 September 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

Communities Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 18 March 2005

Standards Committee

Member

13 June 2000 - 06 October 2004

Holyrood Progress Group

Member

03 September 2003 - 29 September 2004

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Public Petitions Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 06 September 2001

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Linda'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 Linda Fabiani. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

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

I am an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland.

I am a patron of the East Kilbride and District Crime Prevention Panel.

I am a patron of the Peru Support Group.

On 23 October 2017 I received 3 bottles of Barclays Extra Special Old Blended Scotch Whisky from Campbell Meyer in East Kilbride. The value of this gift was around £45, £15 per bottle. I intend to donate these to local charity events. [Registered 23 October 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 January 2018]

I am a patron of the Strathaven Fair Trade Group

Recent Activity

What was said

What Linda Fabiani 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

Education and Skills

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Linda Fabiani): "Good afternoon, everyone. I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the campus. I ask members to take care to observe those measures, including when entering and exiting the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

West College Scotland Campus (Investment)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "I have supplementaries from Stuart McMillan and Jamie Greene. I call Stuart McMillan."

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Digital Exclusion (Glasgow Schools)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "We have a supplementary question from Clare Adamson."

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Education (Attainment Gap)

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "Thank you very much, cabinet secretary, but I am afraid that you have Iain Gray now. Laughter."

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Hospital Waiting Times

The Deputy Presiding Officer: "Och, well, I am going to indulge myself now."

Votes

How Linda Fabiani has voted in Parliament

Find out how Linda Fabiani 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 Linda Fabiani 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-35363

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Young Scot Health Panel report, Preventing Harm - Alcohol Marketing and Young People, when it will launch its consultation on alcohol marketing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31666

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support childminders who have been unable to access financial support through current support schemes."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 9 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30932

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a progress update on the rail decarbonisation action plan."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 28 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30662

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of (a) Police Scotland officers and (b) Scottish Police Authority staff are from ethnic minority groups, broken down by rank and grade respectively."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30663

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of (a) Police Scotland officers and (b) Scottish Police Authority staff are female, broken down by rank and grade respectively."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-27122

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of school leavers in each of the last five years who then set up their own business, and whether this is recorded as a positive destination."

Answered by: John Swinney on 4 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-26968

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that "as part of wider work examining funding options to support preparedness for entering new trading arrangements with the [EU] and support for businesses, [it] will engage specifically with the [Northern Ireland]…

Answered by: Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26966

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the report by the Institute for Government, Getting Brexit Done, which argues that the UK Government must involve the Scottish Government in its Brexit negotiations to “properly reflect” Scotland's interests."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26967

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that it will ensure that representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive will be "invited to be part of the UK delegation in any meetings of the UK-EU Specialised or Joint Committees discussing Northern Ireland…

Answered by: Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5O-03949

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next Joint Ministerial Committee meeting will take place."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 19 December 2019

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