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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

Website: murdofraser.uk

Twitter: @murdo_fraser

Facebook: Murdo's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5293
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

The Control Tower
Perth Airport
Scone
PH2 6PL

Phone: 01738 553990
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Murdo is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Murdo has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

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

13 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

26 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Deputy Convener

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

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 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

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.

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.

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

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

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: 12 May 2022

Community Hospitals

2. Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what role it considers community hospitals will have in the delivery of national health service services in the future. (S6O-01079)"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Annual Report 2021-22

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Although we make this comment in the annual report that we have just approved, I would like to record our grateful thanks to our committee advisers, who were of tremendous assistance to us throughout the past year…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for the concessions that he has announced on the Henry VIII powers, which the committee identified as a key area of concern…

Chamber meeting date: 27 April 2022

Covid-19 (Recovery) (Support for Young People in Glasgow)

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Young people in Glasgow and across Scotland will be sitting exams in the coming weeks, and, unfortunately, a number of them may miss the exams due to Covid…

Votes

How Murdo Fraser has voted in Parliament

Find out how Murdo Fraser has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP not voted

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-07602

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has done of any satellite services that can be procured for the purpose of providing broadband to properties that will not be served by the R100 programme and will be able to be purchased with a £5,000 main voucher under the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07600

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the £5,000 main voucher portion of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme can currently be used to access the Starlink satellite service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07598

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many properties in (a) Perth and Kinross and (b) Fife are deemed to be eligible for the £5,000 main voucher portion of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme that is available to people who will not receive broadband services under the R100 programme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07599

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the Starlink satellite service as a means of providing superfast broadband to hard-to-reach properties across Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07597

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend the deadline for applications for the interim voucher portion of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme for people who are experiencing delays under the R100 programme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07601

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions with Starlink satellite service regarding the pricing structure to ensure that the £5,000 main voucher portion of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme can be used to access this service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07232

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will bring into force part 8 (Recovery of Unpaid Parking Charges) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 25 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07160

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many miles of dual carriageway were opened on the A9 trunk road between Perth and Inverness in (a) May 1979 to May 1997, (b) May 1997 to May 1999, (c) May 1999 to May 2007 and (d) since May 2007."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-04401

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many individual users of the COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme, who have used either the App or the paper form, there have been, broken down by age group."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04202

Asked by: Fraser, Murdo, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have (a) successfully downloaded Covid Vaccination Status QR codes via the NHS Scotland Covid Status App, (b) been issued paper Covid Vaccination Certificates, (c) downloaded PDF Covid Vaccination Certificates and (d) obtained proof of COVID-19 vaccination status through NHS Scotland in total."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 November 2021

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