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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5293
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Murdo is a member of 2 committees

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 Covid Recovery

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Murdo has had 26 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Member

26 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Deputy Convener

13 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

COVID19 Committee

Convener

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

Conveners Group

Member

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 26 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

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

16 September 2009 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

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

27 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Education Culture and Sport Committee

Substitute 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 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

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.

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.

Gifts

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.

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 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.

I received support services of an intern, who worked in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post was partly paid by me, and the intern also received 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 was £7,150.

Overseas visits

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.

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).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

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.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £300,00 and £400,000. 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 £10,001 and £15,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Patron to the Scottish Asian Pakistan Foundation (unremunerated).

I am Honorary Vice-President of Energy Action Scotland, a registered charity.

I am a Trustee of the Guardians of Scotland Trust, a Scottish charity (SCO43198).

I am a trustee of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, a registered charity.

I am a Member of the Law Society of Scotland.

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: 16 September 2021

Ambulance Cover (Mid Scotland and Fife)

1. Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the level of ambulance cover across Mid Scotland and Fife. (S6O-00157)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

United Kingdom City of Culture 2025 (Tay Cities and Stirling)

2. Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the bids from the Tay cities region and Stirling to be UK city of culture 2025. (S6O-00116)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Mr Swinney is correct in saying that it is a matter of judgment: in two hours, the Parliament will be asked to vote on whether we approve the scheme…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/290)

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Before I come to my substantial questions, I want to ask a process question. Cabinet secretary, it looks as though you are sitting in your ministerial office, which is a few feet away from our committee room…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Does Mr Johnson agree that it is ironic that today, just a week after the Greens joined the Government, we have learned that the wind farm turbine factory in Machrihanish in Argyll is closing permanently…

Votes

How Murdo Fraser has voted in Parliament

Find out how Murdo Fraser 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 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. S6W-03017

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its COVID-19 vaccine certification app will include an option for people who have certification for antibodies or previous infection."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02348

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many patients received dental treatment under the NHS between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, and how this compares with the same period in each of the previous five years."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02351

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it next plans to review its contract for the delivery of general dental services."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02276

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in the short-term to improve the junction of the A9 and A822, in light of residents in Strathbraan reportedly facing difficulties and dangers when crossing the A9."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02275

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates work will commence on the Birnam to Jubilee Bridge section of the A9 to upgrade it to a dual carriageway."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02710

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32512 by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 November 2020, how many cases of fly-tipping have been recorded in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 to date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02349

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on dentistry in each of the last five years, and how much of this total was paid to general dental practice."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02086

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether Dunkeld and Birnam railway station is eligible for support from the Access for All fund to improve pedestrian platform access, including the immediate instalment of a temporary footbridge throughout the period of the construction work at the station,…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01903

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support will be available for communities, that are not community climate action hubs, to continue to tackle the climate emergency, and how the Net Zero Nation initiatives will support communities in (a) practical and (b) financial terms."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 22 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01148

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people had a serious adverse reaction to any of the COVID-19 vaccines, and how many required (a) hospital or (b) medical treatment from their GP as a result of any such adverse reaction."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2021

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