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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

Miles is not a member of any 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 does not have any party roles

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 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

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. [Registered 10 May 2017]

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. [Registered 1 October 2018]

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. [Registered 10 May 2017]

Overseas visits

From 5 to 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. [Registered 30 October 2019]

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: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I have raised this issue with the First Minister a number of times, but I will raise it again…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I congratulate Maureen Watt on her final speech and on her service to the north-east over many years. She comes from an outstanding political family, which includes her father, Hamish…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The incidents have shocked the local community here, in Edinburgh. No one should have to go to their work and face such shameless and senseless attacks…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are becoming increasingly concerned about the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Edinburgh and about the inconsistencies relating to people in different age groups being called to be vaccinated. I have raised those concerns with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. I…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I grew up in the village of Bankfoot, in Perthshire, and I remember the first time I ever met a politician, which happened when I was in primary school. He was our local MP, John Swinney…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 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. 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-35965

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that some parents are having difficulties and experiencing delays with accessing appropriate treatment pathways for children who have been diagnosed with long-COVID."

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

Question ref. S5W-35476

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the COVID-19 outcomes for blood cancer patients who (a) are and (b) are not receiving active treatment, and how this is reflected in vaccine priority groups and shielding policy."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35652

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason data continues to show that the COVID-19 vaccination rate in NHS Lothian is lower than in many other NHS boards, and what action is being taken to increase the vaccination rate in NHS Lothian."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35515

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether referral to treatment waiting times for NHS Lothian are publicly available; if not, when they will be available, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

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