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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Edward Mountain

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

About Edward Mountain

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6143
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Regional Office
10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230 777
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Edward is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

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

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Edward has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Edward has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Veterans

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Edward has had 7 previous roles

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

08 September 2022 - 20 September 2022

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

15 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Convener

15 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

18 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Edward'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 Edward Mountain 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: 29 September 2022

Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. There are 530-plus social houses in Wick that require to be upgraded to energy performance certificate C. I estimate that that could cost more than £20 million…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Points of Order

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Ferries

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Will the minister give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Parliamentary Procedures and Practices

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Convener

The Convener (Edward Mountain): "Thank you very much. We had a bit of musical chairs there, but I hope that I can stay in this chair for a bit. First of all, I thank you. I have been reading the committee’s work in the inquiry that we will continue today…

Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Edward Mountain 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-10644

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to S6W-07993 by Michael Matheson on 26 April 2022, whether it will provide an update on whether Crown Estate Scotland will be permitted to keep and use for the Crown Estate 9% of the gross revenue from the option fees raised via the ScotWind leasing process."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-07993

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Crown Estate Scotland will be permitted to keep and use for the Crown Estate 9% of the gross revenue from the option fees raised via the ScotWind leasing process."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 26 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-04782

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when work will resume on developing proposals for an additional medical school in Scotland."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04450

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what legal advice it has taken regarding new lease requirements for MSPs’ constituency and regional offices."

Answered by: Jackson Carlaw on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04142

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on funding arrangements for the National Care Home Contract settlement for the financial year 2022-23."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03082

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects people who have received one of their COVID-19 vaccine doses in Northern Ireland to be able to access their vaccination status through the (a) online PDF process and (b) COVID-19 Vaccination Status Helpline."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03682

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02328 by Keith Brown 31 August 2021, whether the contract to design and construct HMP Highland was awarded in September and, if so, to which company."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 27 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02364

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many specialist teaching staff vacancies there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02366

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of the children currently awaiting a neuro-developmental assessment are (a) six years old or younger, (b) seven to 12 years old, (c) 13 to 16 years old and (d) older than 16 years of age."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02367

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of children currently awaiting a neuro-developmental assessment have a lead professional supporting them and their families, and of these, how many are in a (a) medical and (b) educational capacity."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

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