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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Stephen Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Stephen Kerr

Contact details

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Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5647
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Stephen is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Stephen is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Stephen has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Stephen has 2 party roles

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

FMQ Reserve

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Stephen does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Stephen'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.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Stephen Kerr 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 June 2021

Brexit (Skills Impact)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "The minister’s speech thus far has been more about Brexit grievance than about the real crisis in Scotland, which is to do with skills availability and levels…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Women’s Health

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Given that we are starting the next item of business 14 minutes later than we thought that we would be, is there any way that we can move decision time back by 14 minutes?"

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Business Motion

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Today’s business motion includes provisions for the week commencing Monday 21 June, in which time—and not a lot of time—is set aside to consider the proposed coronavirus (extension and expiry) (Scotland) bill…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Social Justice and Fairness Commission Report

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "From our previous encounters in the Westminster Parliament, I know and admire how passionate Neil Gray is about these matters…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Point of Order

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I seek your help in a matter that should concern every one of us as parliamentarians. Last Friday, the First Minister made yet another televised Covid statement and went on to take questions from journalists…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00382

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Kate Forbes, Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn, Ivan McKee, Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 91 for, 29 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.3

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 93 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.1

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 29 for, 73 against, 21 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00369.1

Women’s Health

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Result 33 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Motions made by Stephen Kerr in Parliament

Find out what motions Stephen Kerr has submitted recently.

Written questions

Written questions Stephen Kerr 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-00392

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to business support for the purpose of COVID-19 recovery and how much of that total has been allocated directly to businesses."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00441

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide updated funding figures on its website for the national public bodies directory."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00445

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much money it has invested in the Central Scotland parliamentary region in each year since 2019 to directly support businesses in creating jobs."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00656

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has initiated with the UK Department for International Trade, ahead of proposed trade deals."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00655

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to tackle misinformation relating to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00654

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will work with the UK Government to continue to expand the fleet of electric buses in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00449

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many apprenticeships schemes have (a) been started and (b) completed in the Central Scotland parliamentary region in each year since 2019."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 14 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00379

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether an economic impact assessment has been conducted in respect to the lockdown restrictions in the Falkirk Council area, and, if so, whether it will publish this assessment."

Answered by: John Swinney on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00448

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, what plans it has to review the social distancing limit in places of worship and reduce this to one metre."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00514

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has determined a different appropriate social-distancing limit in places of worship from that in the hospitality sector, and what differences there were in the risk assessments used in each case to reach this position."

Awaiting answer

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