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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 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

I believe that the only suggestion that we have from the Tories is to cut £500 million from the budget. However, they have not indicated where they would cut that...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

That is in sharp contrast to the comments made this morning by Graham Simpson, who conceded that more money is going to local authorities.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

It can be seen as a growth in budget because the analysis from the Scottish Parliament information centre is clear that the total allocation from the Scottish Gov...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


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

Despite continued United Kingdom Government cuts to Scotland’s resource budget, we have continued to treat local government very fairly. The COSLA analysis fails to take into account the tot...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

I recognise the importance of bus services, particularly in rural areas. As I said in my first answer, last year we worked with the bus industry to identify a use for the loan funding, but a...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


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

Financial support for the bus industry will not be reduced. The draft budget maintains the same level of investment through the bus service operator grant of £54.2 million. Last year, the bu...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

As the responsible minister, I have ensured that, for this year and for the next two years, there is a transitional cap on non-domestic rates so that offices in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire do...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

I thank Mark McDonald for repeating the question. Local authority funding is allocated using that needs-based formula, but the m...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

I am sorry, but I am afraid that I missed the question.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Kate Forbes

I can confirm unequivocally that local councils keep every penny of revenue raised through non-domestic rates.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15261.1: Recognising the Life Sciences Sector in Scotland (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/01/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15243.2: Ultra-low Emission Vehicles (Liam McArthur)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2019
Result - For: 50, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15184.2: Contribution of EU Citizens to Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 19/12/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Kate Forbes
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-10483: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10467: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10304: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10272: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2018 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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