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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Miles Briggs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Miles Briggs

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5945
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Miles is a member of 23 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Bangladesh

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Volunteering

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women, Families and Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Miles has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 5 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

14 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Miles'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 Miles Briggs. The date of their initial statement was 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 September 2018 I and a guest attended the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse as guests of William Hill (a betting and gambling company of Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TP). The value of the gift was £325 per person, the total was £650 for myself and my guest.

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590.

Overseas visits

From 5 t o 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing- Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Miles Briggs 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: 5 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill:Stage 2

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Amendment 4, in my name, would remove the social rented sector from the bill and exempt it from regulations. The social housing sector is already highly regulated and has taken important steps in keeping rent increases as low as possible…

Chamber meeting date: 4 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I move that we do not support the suspension of the standing orders. The Scottish Government has insisted on enforcing an emergency legislation timetable in relation to the bill…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 4 October 2022

Rent Freeze and Evictions Moratorium

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning, and thank you for joining us. We have heard everyone talk about unintended consequences of the bill…

Chamber meeting date: 4 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The money that the tenant grant fund issues is a loan. Do ministers intend to provide that as a grant that would not be paid back?"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 29 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny

Miles Briggs: "Good morning. I want to ask two questions, one of which concerns partner organisations in local government. In not just this budget year but previous ones, as a result of decisions by Scottish ministers, councils have seen cuts to their budgets…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Miles Briggs 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-11061

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many properties have been registered for rental in each year since 1999, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11065

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many (a) refugees and (b) asylum seekers who arrived in Scotland before 24 February 2022 are still in temporary accommodation."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11025

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review access to regular scans for patients who have been treated for primary breast cancer."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11000

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the new flood risk management works funded by SEPA for the period 2022-2027, including the local authority areas in which the works are taking place."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11060

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has carried out any analysis on the number of lung cancer cases that could be diagnosed sooner with a national screening programme."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11059

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has held with NHS boards to expand lung cancer screening."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10994

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase the single person's council tax discount from 25% to 35%."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11058

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for a national lung cancer screening programme."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11057

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people were screened for lung cancer in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11023

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been raised by the Additional Dwelling Supplement in each year, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 3 October 2022

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