Fergus Ewing MSP

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Fergus Ewing MSP

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  • Member for: Inverness and Nairn
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

I have no comments, other than to say that it appears that all the hours that I spent preparing for the meeting were in vain. That is life.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

I have some knowledge of the matter and asked officials the same question. The reason is that an exemption for Dutch elm disease currently exists. I set out in my...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

Thank you for inviting me to the committee’s consideration of the two forestry instruments.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

No, thank you, convener.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

I freely confess that I have not dwelt on that scenario overly. However, we have our legal advisers here, so perhaps Lindsay Anderson might be able to help out.

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy (Fergus Ewing)

Thank you for making time to consider the two sets of regulations. I ask that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee recommend that both instruments be approved.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

I do not want to be picky, but we have to be careful about the definition of “all”. It is certainly our desire to legislate in this



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

Mr Stevenson makes an extremely valid point. We can achieve that by having a new work permit system or, at the very least, restoring the previous visa extension s...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

We need clarity. As the discussion paper notes at page 39, “No decisions have been made on any...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Fergus Ewing

Maureen Watt is factually correct. The statistic on page 38 of the paper is that the assistance from the EMFF to Scotland is

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16312.2: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Edward Mountain)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 79, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16312.1: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16312: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 79, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16267.1: Year of Young People 2018: A Celebration, a Chance and a Change (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/03/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16292: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 13/03/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16257.3: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Jamie Halcro Johnston)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 31, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16257.1: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16257.2: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16257: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2019 [draft] (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 21 Abstain: 27
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Motion S5M-15963: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15962: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15923: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15922: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15628: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15279: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15096: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14752: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13876: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12010: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-06602: Fergus Ewing, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-06602: Fergus Ewing, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00000: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00001: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00002: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32686: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32674: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32673: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32675: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32677: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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