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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Peter Chapman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Peter Chapman

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Peter is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Peter is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Peter does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Peter has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Peter has had 6 previous roles

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

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 16 May 2018

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 16 May 2018

Party Spokesperson on Telecommunications

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Peter'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 Peter Chapman. The date of their initial statement was 30 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 9 August 2016 I was a director of Aberdeen and Northern Marts (of Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ), a livestock auction mart. I received the equivalent of £3,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016]

I am a partner of Peter Chapman and Co. (of South Redbog, Strichen, Fraserburgh, AB43 6RP), a farming partnership. I receive remuneration in the form of utilities for my home, which are paid by the partnership to a value of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. I also receive interest payments on my stake in the partnership of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. I expect to spend 2 days per month in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016]

I am a director of Chapmans Chickens Ltd. (of South Redbog, Strichen, Fraserburgh, AB43 6RP), a poultry rearing company. Until 3 July 2016 I received £25,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in this role. I no longer receive remuneration or spend any time in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016, Amended interest 17 April 2018]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

Interest in shares

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 17 March 2020]

I own 50,000 £1 ordinary shares in Aberdeen and Northern Marts Group, an auction business involved in the auctioning of livestock and agricultural machinery, with a value of £50,000. [Registered interest 17 April 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

Voluntary

I am a member of NFU Scotland.

I own 10 £1 shares in Chapman's Chickens, a poultry rearing company of Aberdeenshire. [Registered 05 September 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Peter Chapman 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

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

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "Let me remind the chamber for the last time that my entry in the register of interests states that I am a member of a farming partnership…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Digital Connectivity

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "My questions are on the Scottish broadband voucher scheme, which, as you readily admit, much of the north area will have to rely on in the medium term…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Transport (Update)

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "My questions are about the Queensferry crossing and the issue of the closure of the bridge due to ice on its cables. BEAR Scotland tested an emergency diversion on to the old bridge in December last year and again in January of this year…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Rural Support (Controls) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Peter Chapman: "Minister, the power exists in the context of providing additional assurance that imported products meet the EU standards…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Agriculture and Fisheries (Update)

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "Likewise, I declare an interest in a farming partnership in Aberdeenshire."

Votes

How Peter Chapman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Peter Chapman 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 not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Peter Chapman 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-33611

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-12821 by Fergus Ewing on 30 November 2017, whether it will provide the information for 2019-20 regarding the number of offences recorded by Police Scotland under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33324

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how many tonnes of plastic waste has been sent overseas since the ban on the burning of such waste on farms was introduced."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33333

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the ban on the burning of plastic waste on farms, what action it is taking to ensure that the waste that is uplifted does not end up in landfill."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-29568

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what provisions have been made in relation to tackling diseases on farms in its agricultural policy framework to succeed the Common Agricultural Policy."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 15 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29566

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its post-transition period agricultural policy framework will detail plans and provisions for farmers to tackle endemic diseases on farms through a preventative health approach."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 15 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29567

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the benefits of tackling endemic diseases on farms, and whether this contributes to meeting environmental targets, quality of food produced and food security."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 12 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-28403

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £16…

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 14 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28406

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason applications for funding from the £16…

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 14 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28405

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the money it has announced to support the fishing industry during the COVID-19 outbreak is from the £16…

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 14 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28404

Asked by: Chapman, Peter, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the £10 million announced on 14 April 2020 for the Scottish Seafood Resilience Fund includes, or is in addition to, the £5 million that it previously stated it was spending on helping the fishing industry during the COVID-19 crisis."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 14 May 2020

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