Kate Forbes MSP

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Kate Forbes MSP

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

Kate is a member of the following Committees:

Kate is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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


Kate Forbes

My remarks on amendment 70 flow neatly on from our previous conversation. In our response to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee’s stage 1 report, we sa...



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


Kate Forbes

We are very clear—it was a key part of the Barclay review’s conclusions—that there should be increased powers around general anti-avoidance regulations. We are absolutely committed to that. ...



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


Kate Forbes

Absolutely—that is a fair point. When I made that comment, I meant that there is an extent to which assessors understand the nature of ratepayers, so they can reduce or remit penalties. Howe...



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


Kate Forbes

At the beginning of the committee’s meeting last week, Sarah Boyack asked me to explain the difference between her amendment 101 and Andy Wightman’s amendment 84. I said to Andy Wightman tha...



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


Kate Forbes

Amendment 69 provides that Scottish ministers may make provision by regulations on the collection of civil penalties that are imposed under section 20 for failure...



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


Kate Forbes

First, I will speak to Sarah Boyack’s point about supporting ratepayers before the changes are made. Throughout the process, I have had extensive consultation, meetings and engagement with m...



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


Kate Forbes

There are two elements to your question. Amendment 57 will increase from 21 to 28 days the timeframe for provision of information after the first penalty notice w...



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


Kate Forbes

That possibility exists. Because of how the system works, assessors usually know their ratepayers inside out. They have relatively good relationships with them. I...



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


Kate Forbes

That would be for the assessors to judge.



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


Kate Forbes

There is the key issue of fairness. It is an issue of fairness in the appeals system, as well. In reforming the appeals system, my priority is to make sure that t...

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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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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Not VotedCarried
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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ForCarried
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-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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