Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

As Mr Rumbles knows—because we have interacted in meetings of the committee itself on this point—I would dearly love to be more open about the future of the progr...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

It used to be the Liberal Democrats who were the dead parrots in politics, but from Labour’s poll ratings, it is more likely to be the Labour Party now.

Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

Oh dear. As we made clear in the information that we provided to, for example, The...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands (Paul Wheelhouse)

In response to a general question on 21 November that was lodged by Mike Rumbles, I announced that we have selected BT Plc as a preferred bidder for the north lot of the R100 programme.

Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

On the principle of Mr Rumbles’s question, the R100 programme is setting out to deliver superfast access to 100 per cent of communities in Scotland. I assure him ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands (Paul Wheelhouse)

I can confirm that, following detailed evaluation, moderation and governance procedures, BT plc has been selected as the preferred bidder for the north lot of the...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

I absolutely agree with Linda Fabiani. I will give more detail on what I started to outline in my response to Graham Simpson. The city region deals are about empo...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

I hope that Graham Simpson will accept my apology for not promising on behalf of Michael Matheson to meet South Lanarkshire Council, but I will raise the issue with Michael Matheson when he ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands (Paul Wheelhouse)

The Scottish Government is committed to its target of net zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045—five years ahead of the United Kingdom. Our support for c...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 November 2019 [Draft] : 21 November 2019


Paul Wheelhouse

On his latter point, I reassure Mr McArthur that we are engaging with Orkney Islands Council and—for the benefit of other members in the chamber—Shetland Islands ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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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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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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AgainstDefeated
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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ForCarried
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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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19715.3: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18217: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16387: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14720.3: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14520.4: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14103: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08341: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08086: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07660: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05630: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-09164: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01238: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01063: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07134: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07133: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07135: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07085: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07043: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>

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