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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 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

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

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 October 2021

Mental Health Needs and Substance Use

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Will the minister take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 26 October 2021

Decision Time

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app disconnected, but I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Domestic Abuse Charges (2020-21)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "A report that has been published by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service reports that there were 33,425 charges of domestic abuse in 2020-21…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The minister says, “Read the letter.” Basically, it is one paragraph with an excuse in the middle of it. The letter does not answer the questions that were asked in committee. It says: “One of the key issues that we are seeking to address is the ..…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Like the minister, I thank everyone in and outside the Parliament who has been involved in the passage of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill, especially the organisations that have provided assistance and briefings…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 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-03644

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many holiday vouchers have been given to carers through the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme since its launch, and what steps it has taken to promote uptake."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 21 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03637

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many cyberattacks have taken place on public bodies in each year since 1999."

Answered by: John Swinney on 21 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02961

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for cleft pallet surgery for babies in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03642

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many young people have been taken off waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services without receiving treatment from CAMHS in each NHS board in each year since 1999."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03416

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when a new Public Dental Service contract will be delivered."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 19 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02956

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid out in legal fees by each NHS board in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03657

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many homeless people in each NHS board area have received a GP appointment in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02932

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of current ambulance response times in the NHS Lothian area."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02957

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid out in compensation by each NHS board in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02962

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many reports have been made each month by (a) NHS and (b) social care staff to the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Line."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 October 2021

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