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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Ash Denham

I thank all members who have contributed to this debate on an important issue. It is clear that we all agree that the abuse of a retail worker is totally unaccept...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Ash Denham

The maximum penalty in the bill would be up to one year in prison and/or a fine of up to £10,000. We imagine that most offences will be captured under the bill an...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

I begin by recognising the important role that retail workers play in our local communities and the wider Scottish economy. Duri...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

These regulations are a key part of the effort to control and suppress coronavirus, to protect health and to save lives in Scotland. They give local authorities the powers to make directions...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

That is a fair point. If the committee has an interest in that and wants to make a recommendation on that point, I would be happy to write to the Scottish Civil J...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

My officials will correct me if I am wrong, but I think that I am right in saying that both those issues concern court rules and would come under the remit of the...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

The Scottish Government has pursued access to justice and modernising civil litigation to quite a great extent, for instance through the Civil Litigation (Expense...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

We have not done so. I have no plans to review legal aid or the tests that apply to defamation at this point.



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

I will give that some thought. One of the key strengths of our approach is that we are bringing all of the key issues of defamation into one piece of legislation ...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ash Denham

The motivation for reducing the time period, as I discussed when I spoke to Mr McArthur, is that the fear of defamation proceedings that content creators feel for...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-22554: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22505: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22416: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21964: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21834: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21028: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21023: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21026: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21025: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21024: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 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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