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 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


Kate Forbes

Fiona Hyslop and I are in regular contact with banks and the wider financial industry. I would be more than delighted to raise particular areas of concern directl...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes)

George Adam is right: there are about 330,000 self-employed workers in Scotland and they are critical to the economy. The Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

It is clear that nurseries face similar issues, which are having a significant impact. We are actively looking at that to ensure that support goes as far as possi...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

In many ways, some of those questions will be answered when Aileen Campbell gives a statement on the response for charities, social enterprises and individuals. P...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

The timescale is as soon as possible. As I mentioned, the fastest way of getting out either grants or relief, which will obvious...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

Willie Rennie mentioned a laundry business. It would be classified as retail, so the company could be in receipt of the £10,000 small business grant if it is alre...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

There is other support in place. The UK chancellor announced yesterday, for example, that there is larger corporate loan support, and that the UK Government is ex...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

That is part of a much broader conversation that I have regularly with banks around the provision of cash and, in particular, the reduction of free-to-use ATMs in rural areas. In the past, I...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

I confirm that rates relief for all businesses in hospitality, leisure and retail applies irrespective of threshold. Of course, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Kate Forbes

As Fiona Hyslop said, we are very mindful of the fact that procurement can keep money in the system. Therefore, our commitment is to ensure that we continue to ho...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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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 >>
Motion S5M-20705: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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