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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Emma Harper

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Emma Harper

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6965
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Lower and Ground Floor
Holywood Trust Building
Old Assembly Close, Irish Street
Dumfries
DG1 2PH

Phone: 01387 255334
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

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 Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scots Language

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Work

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Emma does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Emma does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Emma has had 11 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 07 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Emma'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 Emma Harper 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: 1 February 2023

Heart Month 2023

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I am a member of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, and it occurred to me that we did the RevivR training during committee one morning…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Electoral Reform

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "One of the things that we need to be cognisant of in the chamber is the need to use respectful language that is carefully constructed to convey respect for our colleagues. Do you agree that we need to use respectful language in the chamber?"

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 31 January 2023

Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland Bill: Stage 1

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Good morning. I am interested in the remit of the patient safety commissioner for Scotland, and in comparing it with the English commissioner’s remit. We have lots of commissioners in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

National Care Service (Co-design Process)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Could the minister give an indication of how much of the social care workforce is unionised and what benefits he thinks the national care service will bring in terms of pay, conditions and sectoral bargaining?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Emma Harper has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01886

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has held with Network Rail regarding passenger services on the West Coast Main Line, including services calling at Lockerbie."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01792

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 will improve rail infrastructure, journey times and rail connectivity across the South Scotland region."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13387

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the National Carers Strategy."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 21 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13038

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding has been allocated for the construction of Changing Places toilets in the South Scotland region since the creation of its £10 million Changing Places toilet fund."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13366

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in developing health and social care workforce demand projections, in line with the National Workforce Strategy published in March 2022."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13353

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on the commitments that it made jointly with COSLA in its Statement of Intent, published in March 2021, and when it will set out further joint commitments with COSLA to continue to bring about improvements to the social care sector."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 19 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12183

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the supply and distribution of naloxone."

Answered by Angela Constance on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01507

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the UK Government regarding any impact in Scotland of a potential veterinary agreement between the UK and the European Union to enable regulatory alignment of sanitary and phytosanitary products moving between the UK and the EU."

Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01455

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the provision of community policing, including community safety patrols, in the South Scotland region."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11316

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to introduce a statutory obligation on Scottish public sector bodies to procure, where possible, from Scottish manufacturers and suppliers."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 17 October 2022

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