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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

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: 16 September 2021

Community Jobs Scotland

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I apologise for the length of the title of my motion, Presiding Officer. I am grateful to members for supporting it, and to those who have remained in the chamber to take part in the debate…

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Is the cabinet secretary concerned that the costs of setting up Social Security Scotland have now doubled and that we are now looking at £100 million being spent on staff in 2022, to deliver just £386 million of additional benefits…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Health and Social Care

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "As others have done, I start by saying thank you to all those who have provided care to our fellow Scots throughout the pandemic…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Electoral Arrangements Regulations

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning. You have both answered the questions that I was going to ask on Boundaries Scotland and your involvement in public consultation. It seems, from your evidence, that both your councils were content with that…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Social Security (Support)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The pandemic has demonstrated the negative impact of coping with bereavement, with families limited to how many people can attend funerals, and people not being able to say a proper goodbye to their loved ones in care homes and hospitals…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-02955

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent by each local authority in each year since 1999 on energy efficiency for homes."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02945

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to extend breast cancer screening for women over 80."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02933

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 by each local authority to arms-length external organisations in each year since 2007."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02963

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to develop a self-directed support scheme for young people to access mental health services."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02979

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

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason its consultation, Building standards (fire safety) - external wall systems, presents three options, with only option 3 introducing a ban on the use of combustible cladding and insulation on the external facades of certain 18m-plus residential and high-risk buildings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02965

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what role it will assign to the third sector to support its plans to increase the level of support services available to children and young people in community settings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02941

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many community centres there have been in each local authority area in each year since 1999."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02939

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many carers have received support each year from the Take a Break scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02980

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Scotland’s high-rise threshold being reduced from over 18m to over 11m in 2018, for what reason option 3 in its consultation, Building standards (fire safety) - external wall systems, considers introducing a ban on combustible cladding and insulation on the external façades of certain…

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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