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:

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

You asked me to write to the committee about reportage on use of the powers, and to report periodically to Parliament. I have since been shown a copy of the lette...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

Convener, may I make a small point of clarification regarding a previous answer that I gave?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

I do not think that there is uncertainty about the powers that will be conferred on the Scottish Government should the bill be passed. I think that that is pretty...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

Yes, of course. I think that that is something that we can agree to.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

It is difficult to answer the question, as those are perhaps more policy questions. We have the ability to exercise all the powers in the bill, but the reality of...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

The bill will not have any impact on the environment per se. I tried to make it clear in my opening statement that we are—rightly—bound by existing environmental ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

I have just checked and, as far as I know, we are under no legal obligation to do much of the reporting that we currently do. The committee should be aware of wha...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

I do not know whether any of my officials wants to answer that in relation to the provisions of the bill. In general, we try to update the committee on matters of...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

On timetabling for the bill, we have to take things sequentially. I am reminded that our aim is that it should come into force in the summer. At that point, we wi...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Fergus Ewing

We have broadly covered that already, but I am happy to answer the question, as you have asked it. The bill is not intended to set out future policy. As I have sa...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-20456: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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