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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

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5647
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439562
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Stephen has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Conveners Group

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 had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

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.

Here is the register for Stephen Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Invicta Public Affairs Limited, a company which engages with government on behalf of clients (of 9 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1QQ). I was involved with the marine energy sector and the wood panel industries. I received between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for the Association of Professional Sales, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for Results Based Leadership Ltd, a management consultancy (of Wallace House, Maxwell Place, Stirling FK8 1JU). I received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum for occasional work. I expect to receive between £10,001 and £20,000 for work I completed before I was elected. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the British Cleaning Council, an association of UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed independent assessor for the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences at Middlesex University, an organisation concerned with course assessments (of The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT). I received between £1,001 and £2,000 pr annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until February 28 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Sign Language Interactions Limited, a company which delivers BSL interpreter services within the public, private and voluntary sector (of Claremont Office, 112 Cornwall Street, South Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1AA). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own common stock shares in Kimberley-Clark Corp, a brand supplier of consumer disposable products with a value of £42,000.

Voluntary

I am a Director of Conservative Friends of the Union Ltd. (Company number 13411041. I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a Director of Whistleblowers (Company number 09347927). I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am an unpaid adviser to the Institute of Sales Professionals, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ).

I am a Trustee of Freedom Declared Foundation (Company number 10524561; charity number 1174966). I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stirling and Alloa. [Registered 2 November 2021]

I am an unpaid adviser to the British Cleaning Council, an association of the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL).

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: 27 January 2022

Rail Travel

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "5. To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to encourage rail travel in Scotland. (S6F-00733)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "The mention of Yad Vashem brings back memories of a visit that my wife and I made to Jerusalem and all the emotions that go with that…

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2022

Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Will the cabinet secretary give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2022

Budget 2022-23 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "It is a pleasure to speak in this debate on the Scottish Government budget for 2022-23. In particular, it is a pleasure to speak for the first time in the chamber in my capacity as convener of the Education, Children and Young People Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2022

Covid-19

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Last week, Margaret Wilson, the chairwoman of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, told the Education, Children and Young People Committee that children are under “stricter mitigations than any other group in society…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02949

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 69 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02949.2

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02949.1

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

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-05453

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce the reported anxiety felt by school pupils on the need to catch-up on missed schooling."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05784

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to enforce the incorporation of whole life carbon into the costing of all public sector investment and spending decisions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05389

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to replace competitive funding programmes with straightforward funding for net zero projects that local authorities wish to take forward in order to meet their net zero targets."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05719

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to make all apprenticeships include mandatory climate literacy skills."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05388

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken to understand what public body policy levers are fundamental to reducing carbon emissions in a local authority area."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05721

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to simplify and increase access to opportunities and tax incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to (a) reskill and (b) upskill their workforce with green funding uplifts and diversity bursaries."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05390

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken to understand the resources and capacity building that is needed by local authorities to deliver net zero, and what steps it is taking to meet that need, in light of reports of shortages of local authority resources."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05717

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what long-term funding programmes have been put in place to increase the number, diversity and flexibility of low-carbon work-based learning opportunities for (a) school leavers, (b) graduates and (c) the existing workforce."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05718

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has developed new climate-relevant standards and modules for apprenticeships, with incentives to choose green pathways and greater flexibility in access to learning opportunities."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05785

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what new funding it is planning to bring forward to drive early adoption of best practice procurement standards."

Awaiting answer

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