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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Beattie

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Colin Beattie

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @uartlach

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6374
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

164 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY

Phone: 0131 4540204
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Colin is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Colin is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 14 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Member

28 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Chair

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Member

13 September 2017 - 24 May 2018

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Member

07 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Member

29 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Substitute Member

16 June 2011 - 29 June 2011

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Beattie. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a 50% share in a commercial property in Fife with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 from which I receive a 50% share of gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross income of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I am an unremunerated director of, and own 50% of the issued share capital of, Ben Sheann Enterprises Limited.

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Library of Scotland Foundation.

I am Vice-Chair of the National Mining Museum of Scotland. [Amended interest 23 September 2021]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Beattie 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.

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I am the MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Transition to Net Zero (Financial Support)

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "SMEs come in all shapes and sizes, and I am sure that they have very diverse needs in respect of types of finance, for example…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 September 2021

“Community justice: Sustainable alternatives to custody”

Colin Beattie: "Auditor General, in paragraph 13 you say that, to take forward any new or revised approach to community justice, the Scottish Government needs to consider and understand “Whether all stakeholders involved in the planning and delivery of community justice have a shared understanding of lines of accountability and areas of responsibility.” That…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 September 2021

“Improving outcomes for young people through school education”

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Good morning. I refer you to the Auditor General’s finding in paragraphs 136, 137 and 138 of the report that there was not a link between spending per pupil and educational attainment. The Auditor General has listed a number of different elements…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 29 September 2021

Professional Qualifications Bill

Colin Beattie: "How does the Scottish Government envisage that the provisions of the bill would interplay with the relevant provisions in the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020?"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Colin Beattie 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-03692

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that it is using every opportunity to use government funding to promote fair work and pay people the real living wage."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03154

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to the 450 employees of the company, People’s Energy, in light of it having ceased trading, and what support is being provided to any of the company's vulnerable customers who may be at risk of fuel poverty."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 1 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-00049

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide help, guidance and support to the Riverside Medical Centre in Musselburgh, to assist it in providing an acceptable standard of health service to its patients."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35648

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reconsider using mass vaccination venues as the main premises for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities and autism, and whether it will consider offering the vaccine to these groups through their GPs, in light of this offering a more familiar environment for people who…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35988

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the compliance plan approach it was developing alongside a review of the relevant person function in relation to housing developments."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35989

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with ensuring that housing developers comply with fire safety standards in the homes that they build."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36007

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its Energy Strategy Position Statement."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36008

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Ministerial Taskforce for Population."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34690

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce guidance or legislate to exempt a person who lives with someone who is shielding from COVID-19 from having to go to work, similar to the approach taken during the first lockdown."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33363

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on replacing the European structural funds that will be lost to Scotland as a result of leaving the EU."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 19 November 2020

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