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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

Committees

Emma is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is a member of 19 cross-party groups

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 10 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Member

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Convener

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Member

30 March 2017 - 07 November 2017

Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

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.

Here is the register for Emma Harper. The date of their initial statement was 13 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the proprietor, jointly with my husband, of the Ferintosh Guest House (of 30 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG11LX). I receive remuneration of between £2,001 and £3,000 per annum. I do not undertake any paid work for the guest house; it is managed by my husband with support from one part-time employee.

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

I am a member of Scottish CND. [Registered 20 September 2021]

I was a past President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

I currently remain a Registered Nurse and I am a member of NHS Dumfries & Galloway’s vaccination team. I will continue to be available as and if required to support further Covid/flu vaccinations in the upcoming months and I will update my register as necessary to declare any income derived when this occurs.

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: 24 May 2022

Monkeypox Virus

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "It is important to highlight that anyone who has a confirmed case of monkeypox or who has been in close contact with a confirmed case should avoid children and people who are pregnant or immunosuppressed…

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Would Sandesh Gulhane agree that the Scottish Government’s implementation of its “Respiratory Care Action Plan 2021-2026”, which includes technology in delivery, is a good step forward, given that that isnae happening south of the border right now?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

National Health Service Workforce (Health and Wellbeing)

4. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to support the health and wellbeing of the national health service workforce. (S6F-01100)"

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Long Covid

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate on long Covid. We have heard from more and more Covid-19 survivors that the impact of the virus lasts beyond the first few weeks of immediate symptoms. For many people, it lasts more than a year…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

West Coast Main Line (Services)

5. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with TransPennine Express, Network Rail and ScotRail regarding the reported frequent cancellation of rail services on the west coast main line, particularly impacting travellers using rail services at Lockerbie station. (S6O-01098)"

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

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 voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Emma Harper 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-08085

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) children and (b) adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis have the clinical psychologist and social worker resourcing available in their multidisciplinary team, as set out in the service specifications for adult and paediatric care."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08417

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions with Dumfries and Galloway Council regarding the safety of the derelict Treasure Cave building located at 80 English Street, Dumfries, in light of reports that it has caused part of English Street to be closed to through traffic; whether Dumfries and Galloway Council has requested…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08306

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS will continue on the emergency footing that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care previously extended to the 30 April 2022."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07610

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current level of government health spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07609

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current level of the starting salary for a nurse in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-08278

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what consideration it has given to whether people need to continue to be on Scotland’s Highest Risk List, formerly the Shielding List, as set out in the updated Strategic Framework of February 2022."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-08086

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the supplementary question during First Minister's Questions on 20 January 2022, during which the First Minister commented that the Scottish Government will take appropriate steps to raise awareness of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2021, what action has been…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07744

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding any barriers to the recruitment and relocation of healthcare staff, including GPs, to rural locations in Scotland from countries within the EU."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07653

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS will continue on the emergency footing that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care previously extended to 31 March 2022."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06981

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with JDH Exploration Ltd regarding licensing for mineral exploration across south west Scotland, and whether it is aware of any mineral exploration by JDH Exploration Ltd in that area."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 10 March 2022

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