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  • Member for: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy (Kate Forbes)

I thank Lewis Macdonald for securing this important debate and I thank the report’s authors, Oxfam Scotland, the University of the West of Scotland, SDG Network Scotland and the multiple con...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020


Kate Forbes

I thank Dean Lockhart for his question. Anything that enables better access to free-to-use ATMs is to be supported, but it is important that we make clear that th...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020


Kate Forbes

Without a shadow of a doubt, it is a choice not to intervene: the UK Government has chosen not to intervene despite the fact that it is our poorest areas in this ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020


Kate Forbes

It is the most vulnerable who are suffering from the rapid reduction in free-to-use ATMs. I have repeatedly urged the UK Governm...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 January 2020 [Draft] : 07 January 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy (Kate Forbes)

As the member will know, the regulation of banking services remains a reserved issue. However, I remain concerned both about the rapid reduction in ATMs and the i...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Kate Forbes

I am surprised that Jamie Greene asked a question about independent schools as a supplementary to a question about businesses, given that independent schools have...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Kate Forbes

We will continue to work with stakeholders to ensure that the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill supports growth, improves administration of the system and increa...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Kate Forbes

Richard Lyle is right. As matters stand, Opposition MSPs—the Tories, who profess to support business; Labour, who claim to support progressive tax policies; and t...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


The Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy (Kate Forbes)

The Scottish Government is committed to supporting small business and to creating the conditions in which businesses are empowered to grow and succeed....



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Kate Forbes

I shall start with Sarah Boyack’s amendments. We carefully considered what the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee’s stage 1 report had to say on the sectio...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19822: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19756: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19336: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16170: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15925: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15750: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15507: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15215: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14807: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14509: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17196: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02235: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17006: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17000: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16980: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02197: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16832: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16831: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02043: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15780: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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