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

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Parliamentary Activities

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


Kate Forbes

I just want confirmation that Murdo Fraser recognises that the only part of the UK to ensure rates relief for the aviation sector was Scotland.



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


The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


Kate Forbes

Having just listed a number of initiatives and schemes that we delivered through the pandemic in partnership with local authorities, I agree that the partnership ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


Kate Forbes

Bill Kidd asks a hugely important question. Mercy Baguma’s death was tragic.



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Last year, we spent around £1.4 billion supporting low-income households, including more than £100 million to mitigate the impact of United Kingdom Government wel...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


Kate Forbes

As I mentioned, any change to tax policy is usually announced at the budget. That said, I am keen to hear from others about how we can support our public services...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

We have a strong track record of using devolved tax powers to deliver a fairer and more progressive system, protect lower and middle-income taxpayers, support fir...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


Kate Forbes

Yes, I agree that that is important.



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


Kate Forbes

I agree that our colleges and universities will be vital to our recovery. Our universities are renowned the world over and our colleges will be essential to reski...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 03 September 2020 [Draft] : 03 September 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

Although we know that both sectors that the member identifies have been hit hard by the crisis, the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our college and u...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-22834: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22723: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22654: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22484: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22033: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21907: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21863: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21710: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21684: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21377: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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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