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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 21 cross-party groups

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

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: 26 January 2022

Homelessness (Local Authority Funding)

8. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how much funding for local authorities it has allocated in its draft budget to help tackle homelessness. (S6O-00675)"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 January 2022

National Planning Framework 4

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I want to ask about public involvement, and whether the panel feels that the policies that are set out in NPF4 provide for meaningful public engagement in the development of a plan as well as in developing the management processes…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Free Personal Care

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Since the extension of free personal care to people under 65, no data has been recorded on the number of people who have now received such care…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 20 January 2022

Scottish Child Payment Regulations 2020 and the Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022 [Draft]

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning. I thank the minister and his officials for joining us. What are the Government’s plans on overpayments, which could build up as a result of continuing to pay the benefits? What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-assessment?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Fire Alarm Standards

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of her statement. However, there is nothing new in it, which will be of concern to many householders across Scotland…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05410

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated costs are of its proposed legislative process for regulating short-term lets, and how this compares with the previously proposed process that it did not pursue."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05270

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it has provided to local authorities to cover the costs associated with the COVID-19 passport scheme."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05418

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on two reported independent economic impact assessments, which stated that, in Scotland, economic activity connected to short-term let and self-catering properties generated over £670 million in annual GVA prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what data it has to support its position."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05417

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with local authorities regarding their power to designate all or part of their area a short-term let control area."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05290

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) individuals and (b) families are living in accommodation that is subject to an Unsuitable Accommodation Order, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05411

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many bed and breakfasts it estimates will close as a result of the implementation of new regulations for them and short-term lets."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05419

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has received on the legal compatibility of its plans to introduce licensing for short-term lets with plans, under discussion by the European Commission, to introduce a registration system for short-term lets across the EU."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05420

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with VisitScotland regarding the tourist organisation's role in the production and implementation of short-term let regulations."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05405

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to investing in a digital-first system to support local authorities to meet their duty to register, inspect and monitor short-term let properties in their area."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05422

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to Scotland’s ability to host international events if there is a significant reduction in the number of short-term lets as a result of further regulations."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

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