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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ariane Burgess

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

About Ariane Burgess

Contact details

Contact online

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Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6330
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Phone: 07385 930565
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ariane is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scots Language

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ariane has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Ariane has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ariane had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ariane'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 Ariane Burgess 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.

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

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "I will speak to Liam Kerr’s amendment 131. I understand that the thinking behind the amendment is to avoid criminalising people who are genuinely walking their dogs and have lost control of them…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 December 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Ariane Burgess): "Good morning and welcome to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee’s 31st meeting in 2022. I ask all members and witnesses to put all their devices on silent and to turn off all notifications during the meeting…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 December 2022

Local Elected Office (Barriers to Participation)

The Convener: "We turn to agenda item 3, which is evidence as part of our ongoing work on understanding barriers to participation in local politics…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 December 2022

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Annual Report 2021-22

The Convener: "Item 2 is to take evidence on the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman’s “Annual Report 2021-22”…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Social Housing (Damp and Mould)

Ariane Burgess (Highlands and Islands) (Green): "The tragic death of Awaab Ishak raises the very serious impacts that can occur for people who live in damp and mouldy housing…

Votes

How Ariane Burgess has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ariane Burgess 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 Ariane Burgess has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01675

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timeframe for the implementation of the recommendations of the 2016 Sludge Review into the spreading of sewage sludge on land."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12683

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is taking forward recommendation 75 of the Deer Working Group, regarding a short committee inquiry into the use of section 7 control agreements under the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 in the Caenlochan area."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12345

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether exceeding the headline advice for stocks with precautionary advice meets the precautionary, scientific, ecosystem and sustainability objectives of the Fisheries Act 2020."

Answered by Neil Gray on 5 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12382

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding would potentially be released, which could be used to meet the goals of its Vision for Agriculture, in the event that current direct payments made through the Basic Payment Scheme and Greening payments to each Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) claimant were capped at (a)…

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 2 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12370

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there will be a public consultation on any proposals to cap, front-load and/or taper base-level agricultural payments."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 2 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12371

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to implement any capping, front-loading and/or tapering of base-level agricultural payments."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 2 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12048

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-11056 by Mairi Gougeon on 30 September 2022, what number of each type of vessel is fitted with the specified capability."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 21 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12369

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its commitment in the Programme for Government to explore capping and/or tapering base-level agricultural payments, how this work will be taken forward."

Answer expected on 5 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-11802

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether a carbon assessment has been undertaken of the policies in the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), and if this is the case, whether the assessment will be publicly available."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11803

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the carbon emissions generated from new house building, and whether estimates for new housing in the draft fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) have been assessed against the Scottish carbon budget."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 10 November 2022

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