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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Murdo Fraser

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2001 - present day

About Murdo Fraser

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Murdo is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Murdo does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Murdo has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Murdo has had 25 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

COVID19 Committee

Convener

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

Conveners Group

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 26 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

23 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

23 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Convener

23 June 2011 - 26 January 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

16 November 2011 - 23 November 2011

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

16 September 2009 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2007 - 10 September 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

20 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Audit Committee

Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

14 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2003 - 25 August 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Education Culture and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

27 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

18 December 2002 - 26 March 2003

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Consolidation Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

05 December 2002 - 18 December 2002

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Consolidation Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Murdo'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 Murdo Fraser. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I received a fee of £300 from Culture & Sport Glasgow (of PO Box 26816, Glasgow G2 9AF) for speaking at the Aye Write! Book Festival on 12th March 2016.

I received a payment of book royalties of £320 from Birlinn Ltd. (of West Newington House, 10 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS) on 12 August 2016. On 31 August 2017 I received a further payment of book royalties of £127 from Birlinn Ltd. [Registered 26 August 2016, Amended interest 04 September 2017]

Gifts

I received support services from an intern from CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) who worked as a volunteer in my office from September 2010 to July 2011. CARE (of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF) is a mainstream Christian charity that provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. The value of this gift is between £3,001 and £5,000.

After opening an exhibition of paintings by the artist John Lowrie Morrison on 24 March 2007, I received a gift of a painting from the artist, the approximate value of which is between £501 and £1000.

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post is partly paid by me, and the intern also receives a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,150.

I received support services from an intern from CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) who worked as a volunteer in my office from September 2010 to July 2011. CARE (of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF) is a mainstream Christian charity that provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. The value of this gift is between £3,001 and £5,000.

On Friday 26 May 2017 I attended the “Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama” event in Edinburgh as a guest of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd (an equity investment and specialist advice company, of 205 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QD). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £2,400 which was met by Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd. [Registered 02 June 2017]

As a member of the Scottish Parliament’s football team, I played in inter-Parliamentary tournaments in support of the Community Shield in Cardiff on 12 August 2006 and in London on 4 August 2007. Both events were sponsored by McDonalds. In 2006 I received accommodation and hospitality totalling between £501 and £1,000. In 2007, I received accommodation and hospitality totalling approximately £570. As part of the event I was also given a gift of six match tickets for the Community Shield with a total value of £450. I gave these tickets to constituents.

Overseas visits

From 10 to 14 November 2019 I attended an international conference on Federalism in Munich, Germany, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1400 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 4 December 2019]

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 22 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I acquired this property in 2003 and from 2003 until 1 February 2010 used this property as a residential home. As of 1 February 2010 I receive a gross rental income from this property of between £5,001 and £10,000.

I own a half-share of a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 and from which I receive gross rental income of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

On 31 October 2017 I became a Trustee of the Guardians of Scotland Trust, a Scottish charity (SCO43198). [Registered 31 October 2017]

I am a Member of the Law Society of Scotland.

As of 16 December 2016, I am Honorary Vice-President of Energy Action Scotland, a registered charity. [Registered 11 January 2017]

As of 16 December 2016, I am Honorary Vice-President of Energy Action Scotland, a registered charity. [Registered 11 January 2017]

As of June 2011, I am a Patron to the Scottish Asian Pakistan Foundation (unremunerated). I am a trustee of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, a registered charity.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Murdo Fraser 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 March 2021

Greensill Capital UK (Administration)

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I welcome the statement, which we have been calling for, and I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of it…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Churches (Support During Lockdown)

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I congratulate Jeremy Balfour on securing the debate on such important projects. I also take the opportunity to wish Aileen Campbell all the best for the future…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I thank the minister for advance sight of his statement. I welcome the Scottish Government’s focus on attracting private capital investment to help grow our economy post Covid…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "One of the most disappointing aspects of the debate about the bill is that the fact that there is much in it with which everyone can agree often gets lost…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) Act 2020 Amendment Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I have a couple of questions about the reprioritisations in the budget, to which you just referred…

Votes

How Murdo Fraser has voted in Parliament

Find out how Murdo Fraser 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 not voted

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 Murdo Fraser 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-35688

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Perth Airport is not included in the Non Domestic Rates (Coronavirus Reliefs) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, and what consideration it has given to excluding other similar-sized airports."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35013

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it expects to raise from each sector from the Higher Property Rate in 2021-22."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35012

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many premises in each sector will be liable for the Higher Property Rate in 2021-22."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34988

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the prohibition of culling of mountain hares could have on the operation of licensed falconry on land with a significant hare population, and what consultation it had with operators before it introduced the prohibition."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 12 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34706

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what settlement payments have been paid in relation to (a) Police Scotland and (b) the Crown Office subsequent to the admission that certain individuals involved in the administration and liquidation of Rangers FC have been the victims of malicious prosecution."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34712

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will establish an independent inquiry into the actions of Police Scotland and the Crown Office in connection with the malicious prosecutions of individuals involved in the administration of Rangers FC."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34710

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government from which of its budget lines any sums were paid to individuals involved in the administration and liquidation of Rangers FC, following the admission that they were victims of malicious prosecution."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34713

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any individuals have resigned or been removed from their positions following the admission that certain individuals were victims of malicious prosecution in relation to the administration and liquidation of Rangers FC."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34711

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date the Lord Advocate will update the Parliament in relation to the malicious prosecutions of individuals involved in the administration of Rangers FC."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34506

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to start trials of the drug, Ivermectin, in light of its reported effectiveness at all stages of COVID-19 and research on the drug being supported by the World Health Organization through its Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 January 2021

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