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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Beatrice is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 9 previous roles

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

31 August 2021 - 01 September 2021

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 31 August 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Liberal Democrats

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

05 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

18 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

Register of interests

Beatrice'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.

Here is the register for Beatrice Wishart. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Until 1 March 2022, when I stood down, I was a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid. [Amended interest 1 March 2022, Ceased interest 1 March 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart 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: 18 May 2022

Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/131)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I would be interested to know who is responsible for paying for the extra test."

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

European Union Exit: Impact on Rural Affairs and Islands Remit

Beatrice Wishart: "Good morning, secretary of state. Any disruptions to trade have knock-on effects for local economies, workers and job security…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Carbon Neutral Islands

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Scottish Liberal Democrats will support the Labour and Conservative amendments. I congratulate island communities on taking their place in the carbon-neutral project as we all journey to net zero…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Marine Life (Unexploded Ordnance)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I thank members for taking an interest in this debate, and I thank the minister for attending on behalf of the Scottish Government and for her time when we met a few weeks ago to discuss this matter…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "My amendment 40 is conditional on Rhoda Grant’s amendment 3, which would require the national good food nation plan to be set out in regulations. I support that…

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-08766

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria are being used to establish eligibility for ongoing COVID-19 booster vaccinations, and whether consideration will be given to allow GPs or local NHS boards to recommend that individuals receive a booster, dependent on their personal medical history, where they fall outside of these criteria."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08506

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing the discount under the Air Discount Scheme in light of the cost of living crisis."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08538

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications there have been for the (a) interim voucher and (b) full voucher, of the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, from households in Shetland, and, as of May 2022, how many of these applications have resulted in successful connections."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08539

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, as of May 2022, how many properties in Shetland are outwith the scope of the main R100 programme or commercial build plans and will be reliant on its broadband voucher scheme for a superfast internet connection."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08256

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of some NHS Scotland GP practices reportedly using GP DACS (General Practice Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems), what consideration it has given to developing an in-house GP DACS."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08021

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support is available to people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08373

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has provided to NHS boards about the use of GP DACS (General Practice Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08374

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines are in place for NHS boards regarding the use of GP DACS (General Practice Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems) that are available, such as Near Me and AskMyGP."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08375

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much each NHS board has spent on GP DACS (General Practice Digital Asynchronous Consultation Systems) in each of the last three financial years, and how much does each NHS board anticipate it will spend on these systems in the (a) current and (b) next financial year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08371

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents of animal theft there have been in each of the last five years, broken down by species."

Awaiting answer

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