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 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...



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


Ben Macpherson

I share Linda Fabiani’s sentiments in condemning the Prime Minister’s remarks, and I support her important words about the net contribution of EU migrants not only to our economy and our pub...



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


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

I met the Chair of the Migration Advisory Committee in November 2018. Scottish Government officials most recently met the MAC on 25 September. The Scottish Govern...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

This final group contains Government amendments that make minor and technical changes to the bill. Amendments 24 and 30 correct minor typographical errors. Amendm...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

I thank Mr Rumbles and Mr Greer for their comments and engagement. <...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

This group of amendments responds to the points that were raised during the stage 1 process about making explicit in the bill what the process is



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

I think that that would be a question for Police Scotland. My understanding is that there is already dialogue between Glasgow City Council and Police Scotland on ...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

I cannot speak with authority on that right now. I would have to check that after the meeting.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

I do not have to hand the number of incidents that there were, but I am aware of abseilers being used to remove something that infringed the advertising provision...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Ben Macpherson

Do you mean examples of where assistance was required?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-11464: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 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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