Jeremy Balfour MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] Business until 18:10 : 30 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour (Lothian) (Con)

Along with other members, I thank Monica Lennon and the Labour group for bringing the debate to the chamber. There is a consensual feel to the debate, and I would echo many of the remarks fr...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 29 September 2020 [Draft] : 29 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

I thank Mr Doris—that is probably the most positive comment that he has made in the past four and a half years. [Laughter



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 29 September 2020 [Draft] : 29 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour (Lothian) (Con)

This has been a consensual debate—so much so that even the convener of the committee has not felt the need to intervene.



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

[Inaudible.]—and it ...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

The Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019 defines a wider group of disabled children and adults on any rate of disability benefit as...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Can you clarify that it is not the Government’s intention to extend payment to any children beyond those who are on the highest rate care component and mobility c...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Not exactly. That information for the extension is available from the DWP at the moment. Did you ask the DWP for that?



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

With regard to entitlement, as the cabinet secretary said, only children who are on the highest rate of disability living allowance will get the benefit, but the ...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

I will be very brief. There will be times when people are not working and times when they are working, so deductions will be made to the payment. How will those b...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Jeremy Balfour

I understand that you want to deal with cases individually, but there needs to be clarity so that if decisions are appealed, the tribunal can understand the termi...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
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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AgainstCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-22770.2: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22653: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22472: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22333: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22312: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22090: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21874: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21862: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21806: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21769: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-04567: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31436: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04523: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04475: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30982: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30981: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30248: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30200: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30184: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30183: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>

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