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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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

I refer Brian Whittle to the points that I made previously about the net contribution that migration makes to Scotland. The view of the Scottish Government is tha...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

My colleague Joe FitzPatrick outlined the vast amount of work that the Scottish Government has done and is taking forward in relation to facilitating training opp...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

That is always a challenging question. It is an important question in that our population strategy, which I mentioned and which Claire Baker also highlighted, wil...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

I very much welcome the debate on this really significant issue, which impacts directly on the future of not just social care pr...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

Considering what Mr Cameron has just said, does he agree with me and the Scottish Government that the inclusion of social care w...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Thank you. That is an extremely important question.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Yes, of course we can.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

There was Home Office representation, but I am unclear about whether there was ministerial representation. The attendance was just at official level, which was un...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

I am happy to do that. The festivals summi...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Search for other Motions lodged by Ben Macpherson
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-22290: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22114: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21951: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21585: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21373: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21327: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21240: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21170: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21135: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21118: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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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