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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Lorna Slater

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2021 - present day

About Lorna Slater

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6997
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Lorna is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Lorna is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Lorna does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Lorna has 3 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Economic Recovery

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Green Industrial Strategy

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Lorna has had 2 previous roles

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

31 August 2021 - 25 April 2024

Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity

Scottish Government

17 June 2021 - 08 September 2021

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Lorna'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 Lorna Slater. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 18 June I was an Engineering Project Manager with Orbital Marine Power Ltd, a firm concerned with the design, build and deployment of tidal turbines (of Exchange Place 2, 5 Semple St, Edinburgh EH3 8BL). I received remuneration of between £60,001 and £65,000 per annum and spent approximately 3 days per month on the role until my departure, on 18 June 2021. I received a final payment of £1451.75 on 28 June 2021. (Amended interest 30 June 2021]

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

My husband is a freelance filmmaker who may apply for Government grants from time to time in the course of his work.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 31 August 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Lorna Slater 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: 19 June 2024

Growing the Economy

Lorna Slater (Lothian) (Green): "I have listened with interest to the debate, and I hear how heavily members across the chamber are leaning on what Andy Haldane, of the Financial Times, referred to as “the growth fairy” to resolve all our economic problems…

Chamber meeting date: 18 June 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Lorna Slater (Lothian) (Green): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Oil and Gas (New Licences)

3. Lorna Slater (Lothian) (Green): "Presiding Officer, “As clean energy expands and fossil fuel demand declines ... there is no need for investment in new coal, oil and natural gas.” That quote is not from the Scottish Green Party manifesto; it is from the International Energy Agency…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Catering Produce and Products (Source)

2. Lorna Slater (Lothian) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any of its contracted catering companies source produce or products from occupied land in Gaza or the West Bank. (S6O-03583)"

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Low-emission Zones

Lorna Slater (Lothian) (Green): "The Scottish Greens welcome the enforcement of Scotland’s low-emission zones. Revenue that is raised by the policy will have a transformational effect in Glasgow, where it will be used to support local, sustainable transport projects…

Votes

How Lorna Slater has voted in Parliament

Find out how Lorna Slater has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Lorna Slater has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6F-03223

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03583

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether any of its contracted catering companies source produce or products from occupied land in Gaza or the West Bank."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6F-03143

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03069

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-02352

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that (a) Forth Ports and (b) other port operators have appropriate measures in place, such as demarcation areas or no activity areas, to protect the public using the water for recreation, while ensuring the requirements of the access code are maintained."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02353

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what legal duty (a) Forth Ports and (b) other port operators in the Firth of Forth have to ensure the safety of any members of the public who are lawfully using the water for recreational purposes under Outdoor Access legislation."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02424

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on talks with the Scottish Green Party on a potential co-operation agreement."

Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 20 August 2021

Question ref. S6F-00142

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 June 2021

Question ref. S6O-00050

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that money invested in economic recovery by way of grants, loans and other funding will support fair work practices and climate obligations for any companies that receive support."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 June 2021

Question ref. S6F-00041

Asked by: Slater, Lorna, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 3 June 2021

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