Ben Macpherson MSP

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Ben Macpherson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Northern and Leith
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

There is a complicated balance between the specific application of the provisions to this event and the general considerations around consumer protection for a range of events, which we woul...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

Many thanks to all members for their contributions to the debate.

Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

It is a great pleasure to address the chamber this afternoon at this key milestone for the UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

I simply urge Parliament to support the amendments in the group.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

This group contains Government amendments that will make minor and technical changes to the bill.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

I urge all members to support amendments 2 and 5 so that businesses, charities and the public as a whole can, in good time, have certainty about the restrictions and enforcement processes th...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

This group contains Government amendments related to the commencement of the regulation-making powers in the bill.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Ben Macpherson

I simply ask all members to support amendment 1, which will improve the consistency of the approach in section 20 and ensure that the police constable is central ...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

Amendment 1 will make a change to section 20(2) that I believe will be beneficial as a result of changes to section 20(1) on the use of reasonable force that were made at stage 2....



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


Ben Macpherson

The number of applications for the EU settlement scheme continues to rise. As we anticipated, there was a significant uplift in October this year, before the Brex...

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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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
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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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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Motion S5M-20221: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19809: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19701: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15184: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14425: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13007: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12915: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12662: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11634: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17320: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17127: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16922: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16906: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16205: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02028: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02247: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01953: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14786: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>

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