Ash Denham MSP

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Ash Denham MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Eastern
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Ash Denham

We are seeing some of that in prisons at the moment. The SPS is undertaking a range of new actions to identify those drugs before they get into prisons, but I app...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

I, too, thank Alexander Stewart and congratulate him on securing this important debate. I thought that he gave a very detailed and informative speech. I also thank other members from across ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2020 : 14 January 2020


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

In closing the debate, I thank first my parliamentary colleague Richard Lyle for successfully securing the motion and for the detailed and informative speech that he gave. As members will no...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


Ash Denham

The member makes an important point. I mentioned the e-learning course that the Government is promoting. I can explore the issue further with officials and come b...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

I begin as others have done this evening by congratulating James Dornan on securing this debate on an important subject. His speech drew out the link between financial abuse and violence and...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 December 2019 [Draft] : 11 December 2019


Ash Denham

The decision whether to continue paying wages when an employee is called for jury service is entirely at the discretion of the employer. However, if an employer c...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 December 2019 [Draft] : 11 December 2019


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

There are no current plans to review the compensation scheme for people who serve on juries. I appreciate that the rate of allowances will not always address some jurors’ financial loss. Jur...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Ash Denham

Our emergency services staff do amazing work every day, often in challenging circumstances, to keep the people of Scotland safe and well. They fully deserve our t...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

The Scottish Government condemns the making of any hoax call to our emergency services, although it is important to note that such calls reflect a very small perc...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 November 2019 : 13 November 2019


Ash Denham

Yes. I thank Bill Bowman for raising that issue. That theme certainly came through in the consultation. I am aware that there are a number of groups, including ve...

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-18220: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17210: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16769: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16394: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16239: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15920: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15749: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15615.2: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15526: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15300: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17246: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02182: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02133: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02103: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16510: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16506: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02077: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01059: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02040: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02282: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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