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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 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Kate Forbes

The most interesting thing in all of this is that, in government in the UK, the member’s party agreed to keep the levy on the statute book in 2017. In other words...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


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

As the workplace parking levy would be a power for local authorities, not the Scottish Government, it would be for those authorities to conduct an impact analysis of any scheme that they mig...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Kate Forbes

We are committed to supporting small businesses—we have the most generous rates relief in the entire United Kingdom, which includes taking 100,000 small businesses out of paying rates altoge...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Kate Forbes

The member will be fully aware that the Scottish Government is committed to increased funding for the NHS and to driving a programme of reform, to ensure that everybody in Scotland gets acce...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Kate Forbes

Of course, Mr Rumbles entirely absented himself from all decisions on public finances during the budget process. For the second year running, NHS Grampian will receive the highest uplift of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


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

The 2019-20 budget maintains our social contract, provides support for the economy and protects public services for the people of the north-east and all of Scotland. The north-east will also...



Finance and Constitution Committee 13 March 2019 : 13 March 2019


Kate Forbes

It is about making sure that we use our current powers but, in relation to Patrick Harvie’s point, if the UK Government was to introduce a new tax—a good example ...



Finance and Constitution Committee 13 March 2019 : 13 March 2019


Kate Forbes

As I just said, the Scottish Government is carrying out a rolling programme of work on how we can improve our current taxes and increase the devolution of taxes. ...



Finance and Constitution Committee 13 March 2019 : 13 March 2019


Kate Forbes

Absolutely. Again, it is about those unintended consequences as a result of having only partial devolution of taxes, when we have full devolution of environmental policies. If we were hamstr...



Finance and Constitution Committee 13 March 2019 : 13 March 2019


Kate Forbes

There are a lot of questions in there, but I will try to take them one by one. First, I am aware of the points that Patrick Harvie raises. The ban has been set ou...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16554.4: Revoking Article 50 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.4: Climate Emergency (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.3: Climate Emergency (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 22, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-12580: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12360: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11934: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 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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