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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alasdair Allan

Scottish National Party

MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Western Isles (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Alasdair Allan

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01851 700357
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

20 Kenneth Street
Stornoway
HS1 2DR

Phone: 01851 700357
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alasdair is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alasdair does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alasdair does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alasdair has had 10 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

06 October 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 06 October 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 01 September 2020

Justice Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Member

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

02 September 2008 - 20 May 2010

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 02 September 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alasdair's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alasdair Allan has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 8 December 2022

Neurodivergent People (Provision of Information in Easy-read Formats)

4. Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the education secretary has had with ministerial colleagues in relation to the automatic provision by public service bodies of easy-read formats to accommodate the needs of people who are neurodiverse…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 7 December 2022

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP): "I will come in briefly. Mr Mountain raised a point about the importance of eradicating mink in many parts of Scotland, and he cited the Hebrides…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 1 December 2022

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP): "My question is mainly for those of you who work in devolved areas, but others should feel free to join in. A couple of you have touched on how the bill would impact on the wider nature of devolution and how, in turn, that would impact on you…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 30 November 2022

Avian Flu in Scotland

Alasdair Allan: "I do not want to minimise the extent of the outbreak, given its impact, not least on wild birds, but can you say a wee bit more about that…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 30 November 2022

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP): "You touched on the issue of loopholes, and I am aware of where you think the dangers might lie. How did you weigh up the concern that was expressed on animal welfare grounds about the dangers of such loopholes…

Votes

How Alasdair Allan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alasdair Allan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07133.2

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133.1

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 86 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07111.3

The State of the Scottish Education System

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 66 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07120.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 30 for, 91 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alasdair Allan has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-13053

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to facilitating postal deliveries of prescriptions for people in rural areas who are housebound and have no access to a community pharmacy."

Answer expected on 9 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01705

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress of the Barra and Vatersay Community Campus project."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01663

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the education secretary has had with ministerial colleagues in relation to the automatic provision by public service bodies of easy read formats to accommodate the needs of people who are neurodiverse."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12518

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the timetable for the awarding of the next Clyde and Hebrides ferry services contract."

Answer expected on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12316

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it can make to EE regarding the reported significant phone signal and broadband disruption for the area of Uig in the Isle of Lewis, which is now reportedly entering its second month of severe issues, and what consideration has been given to such recurring problems during the planning for the…

Answered by Ivan McKee on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11752

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is the case that Island Communities Impact Assessments (ICIAs) are required to be carried out in relation to areas that are near to proposed Highly Protected Marine Areas, and, if it is the case, whether any such ICIAs have been conducted to date."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11896

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reported concerns over low blood stocks, whether the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will consider resuming donations from the Western Isles which were suspended in 2017."

Answered by Maree Todd on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01527

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is regarding the implications for its housing strategy to the latest Registers of Scotland UK House Price Index figures, which were published on 19 October 2022."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01477

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how its Covid Recovery Strategy is supporting rural and island tourism businesses."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11321

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it can make to the UK Government regarding any reduction in access to skilled crew fishing vessels in the Western Isles from 1 November 2022 as a result of the UK Government's reported plan to strictly implement existing transit visa regulations with regards to non-EU fishers, such as those from…

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 17 October 2022

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