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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Brian Whittle

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Brian Whittle

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @BrianWhittle

Facebook: Brian's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5623
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Brian is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Brian is a member of 16 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Outdoor Education

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Transport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Brian does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Brian has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Biodiversity

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Brian has had 5 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 November 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Brian'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 Brian Whittle 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: 25 January 2023

Blue Economy

2. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to how its blue economy vision for Scotland can support developing industries within the blue economy in the drive to net zero. (S6O-01805)"

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "This bill is about the UK Government taking a pragmatic approach to policy making that allows legislation to better keep up with the speed of scientific advancement, which a great deal of existing legislation fails to do…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Childcare

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I thank my colleague Meghan Gallacher for bringing this debate to the chamber and thank all the PVI sector nurseries for their continued updates and briefings on the roll-out of the 1,140 hours of childcare…

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2023

Prestwick Airport (Funding)

1. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported comments by the Auditor General for Scotland suggesting that Prestwick airport will continue to require millions of pounds in continued public funding while it remains in public ownership. (S6T-01128)"

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2023

Education (Extremist Online Misogyny)

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Social media mean that such abuse can follow pupils home. Does the cabinet secretary agree that mental health support is crucial in tackling the effects of such abuse…

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07666

Suspension of Standing Orders

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 21 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07614.2

Delivering the Homes Scotland Needs

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07613.2

Homeless Emergency

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 101 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Brian Whittle has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14296

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13230 by Lorna Slater on 20 December 2022, whether it will provide further detail of the scale of the financial impact on those local authorities not expected to receive a net financial benefit from the introduction of Deposit Return Scheme, and whether it proposes to provide…

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14295

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13230 by Lorna Slater on 20 December 2022, according to the modelling done by Zero Waste Scotland, how long on average after the initial investments would local authorities expect to experience a net financial benefit."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14297

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the availability of suitably qualified (a) engineers and (b) technicians able to provide maintenance and repair services for reverse vending machines, as part of the delivery of the Deposit Return Scheme."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14291

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the suitability of available skills training pathways to enable reverse vending machine maintenance and repair services to employ suitably qualified (a) engineers and (b) technicians, including (i) formal education and (ii) apprenticeships routes."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14292

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the suitability of the Scottish supply chain to support the manufacture of (a) reverse vending machines and (b) component parts, as part of the delivery of the Deposit Return Scheme."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14293

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13162 by Lorna Slater on 20 December 2022, whether it will provide a list of the industry stakeholders, including trade associations and businesses, that the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity has met with to discuss the implementation of the Deposit…

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14294

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13230 by Lorna Slater on 20 December 2022, over what period the data used for the modelling by Zero Waste Scotland was collected from local authorities."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6T-01128

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported comments by the Auditor General for Scotland suggesting that Prestwick Airport will continue to require millions of pounds in continued public funding while it remains in public ownership."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01805

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to how its Blue Economy Vision for Scotland can support developing industries within the blue economy in the drive to net zero."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01797

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the role of local government services in improving public health and wellbeing."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

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