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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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

I respectfully point out that, by making the announcement yesterday without any consultation with the Scottish Government, the UK Government has already stalled t...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

That question perhaps suggests that Michelle Ballantyne missed the detail in my statement, in which I made it very clear that, of the £30 billion of economic stim...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

Absolutely. We welcome support for young people, but the UK Government made its announcement without any consultation with the Scottish Government, and the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fai...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

That is precisely what we want to prevent a repeat of. The detailed policies on what will be done to support people with the funding that is being made available today will be outlined next ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

Instead of asking for more funding, perhaps the Tories could give me the means by which to raise that funding in the first place.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

We are very much committed to signing a deal for Ayrshire as soon as possible, and Michael Matheson made that point clear to UK Government colleagues last week on a call with Iain Stewart, a...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

The challenge around paying rates is the very reason why we have introduced such wide-ranging rates relief. We have said from the beginning that, if a business does not meet the criteria for...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

Absolutely. They are not gifts; the Scottish taxpayer pays for them and will contribute to the bill at the end. The UK Governmen...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

I will give two brief answers to that. The first is that we are already working with local government to consider financial flex...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Kate Forbes

The incredible arguments that were made yesterday about this being both a UK-wide initiative and also generating consequentials cannot be true; both of those fact...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S5M-21113: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21013: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20970: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20716.4: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/02/2020 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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