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

Ben is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

The pandemic that we face is disrupting lives like never before. A key priority and focus of the Scottish Government in partnership with local government will be to ensure our communities ar...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

The purpose of today’s short debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the guaranteed allocations of revenue funding to individu...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

There has not been further consideration of that legislation at this point. However, I did commit to it during the process and we should consider it for future ev...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

We do not. We had significant discussions on that, and I will ask my officials to speak about it in a moment. We were very determined to have exceptions to the pr...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

There has been engagement, some of which took place this week. Some traders operate only within the Hampden Park campus, and no trading is permitted within George...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

That is an important question, and it is one that we discussed during the bill process, when we spoke about making sure that we talked to those who would be affec...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

We received feedback, for example, about how much advertising and trading would be affected by the restrictions and about the potential costs to businesses. Howev...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

I will begin by saying something about the impact of coronavirus on the 2020 European championship. Advice in relation to major sporting and cultural events and o...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

That is correct.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

Yes.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 12
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 16
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
Amdt 40 : SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 41, Against: 41 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
AgainstDefeated
01 April 2020 - Back-up vote 2: S5M-21371: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 28
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 29
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 30
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 34
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-21090: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20926: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20852: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20744: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
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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