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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 not a member of any 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

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: 24 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I start by thanking the Parliament’s legislation team for the power of work that it has put in over the course of this week. As Mark Griffin stated, this is not how the Scottish Parliament should function…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Cervical Screening

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "It is, indeed, a deeply concerning statement. I will ask about two points. When were the Scottish ministers first made aware of this serious adverse event…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Child Poverty

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of her statement…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The Covid-19 pandemic presented a set of challenges that no one in the chamber had ever faced: a global health crisis of a type that had not been seen for more than 100 years. We all accepted that we needed to act swiftly and collectively…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I have no interests to declare."

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 22

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 59 for, 117 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

MSP voted against

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-00569

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03082 by Humza Yousaf on 6 October 2016, whether it will provide an update on its response."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00567

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33519 by Michael Matheson on 9 December 2020, whether it will provide an update regarding the development of Hillend junction."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00064

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-27605 by John Swinney on 10 March 2020, whether it will provide the same information for 2019-20."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00085

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of cases of the so-called Indian variant of COVID-19 increasing, when it plans to offer vaccinations to under-16s, and whether it plans to prioritise young people who (a) have (i) cystic fibrosis and (ii) other serious lung conditions and (b) are otherwise clinically vulnerable."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-35888

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding for a replacement Eye Hospital will NHS Lothian receive following the Budget deal secured with the Scottish Liberal Democrats."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35967

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to calls for specialist long-COVID clinics to be established in each NHS board area."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35968

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that all (a) parts of the NHS and (b) medical specialisms are aware of the (i) symptoms of long COVID in and (ii) appropriate treatment pathways for (A) children and young people and (B) all people."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35966

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support it is providing the NHS to assist (a) children and young people and (b) all people who have been diagnosed with long-COVID."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35477

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support blood cancer patients in priority group 6 for the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, who are not being actively treated and have been advised by their consultants to shield."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35889

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS building projects have had funding withdrawn, similar to the replacement of the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, in each year since 1999, also broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

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