Fergus Ewing MSP

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Fergus Ewing MSP

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  • Member for: Inverness and Nairn
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Fergus is a member of the following Committees:

Fergus is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

Mr Allan is, of course, correct—that is the aspiration. It is there for the practical purpose of enabling women to achieve their potential across all areas of life and business in Scottish s...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

I am sure that Mr Mountain’s business is now in good hands. [Laughter.

Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

The task force took the view that the existing culture among some people—for example, the view that men should be the heirs to a business—is the real cultural iss...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

The task force’s view was that, in some instances, women-only courses would be the most efficacious, which is why the report contains that recommendation. I respe...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

The task force had lively discussions about that topic. It was recognised that family discussions about succession are often avoided simply because they might involve conflict. These can be ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

This autumn, the Scottish Government will start to pilot the equality charter for Scottish agriculture. The pilot will run until the end of 2021, which will enable the charter to be fully te...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

I have already touched on that in my answer to Mr Smyth’s question. There is an urgent need to take such steps. The report recognises that the succession process itself is sometimes a challe...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

Rachael Hamilton is right that adequate childcare is a key facet, as is support for those who look after others such as elderly parents who may require care, or p...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

I believe that it is. Maureen Watt was present at the reception at Ingliston house last night, at which Joyce Campbell said that she had experienced such behaviou...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Fergus Ewing

I agree with Mr Smyth that cultural change is necessary. There are recommendations that are designed specifically to assist women to achieve their enormous potent...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19939: Universal Credit (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19940.2: Investing in Scotland (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19940.1: Investing in Scotland (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19940: Investing in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 41 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19922: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19631: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17517: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17304: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17046: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16542: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15963: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15962: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15923: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15922: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-06602: Fergus Ewing, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-06602: Fergus Ewing, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00000: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00001: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00002: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32686: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32674: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32673: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32675: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32677: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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