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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party

MSP for Inverness and Nairn (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Fergus Ewing

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @FergusEwingSNP

Facebook: Fergus's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01463 713004
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

112 Church Street
Inverness
Highland
IV1 1EP

Phone: 01463 713004
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Fergus is a member of 5 cross-party groups

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Convener

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

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fergus does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Fergus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fergus has had 13 previous roles

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

31 March 2022 - 27 April 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

09 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Deputy Convener

23 September 2004 - 09 May 2006

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Finance Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

07 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 23 November 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 November 2000

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

Fergus'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 Fergus Ewing 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: 18 April 2024

Post Office Horizon Convictions

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "In November 2023, Kenneth Donnelly, on behalf of the Crown Office, undertook, in paragraph 73 of his written statement to the Wyn Williams inquiry, that a “streamlined and expedient process” would be brought forward to secure the quashing of the convictions. Why has the Lord Advocate not brought that forward? Given that we all want to achieve the…

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Made a request to intervene."

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Scotch Whisky Industry

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "When I was first elected, 25 years ago, I discovered that the value to the UK Treasury of the whisky in the Tomatin distillery alone was more than sufficient to dual the A9 at the time…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Redress Scheme (Fornethy House Residential School) (PE1933)

Fergus Ewing: "I agree with all that. I also recognise the sentiments that were expressed by Mr Smyth and Mr Cole-Hamilton, and I entirely agree with everything that they said…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Fergus Ewing has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-26487

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the proposals for minimum energy efficiency standards and deadlines to be imposed from 2028 under the forthcoming Heat in Buildings Bill, what its response is to reports that the proposals could have the effect of forcing existing landlords to withdraw properties from the private rental market, and…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26485

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the proposals included in the forthcoming Heat in Buildings Bill, whether it has received any representations regarding whether (a) they could adversely impact upon the mortgage market, (b) mortgage valuation assessments could have to be changed for Scotland as a result of the proposals requiring…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26486

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commission independent advice regarding whether the proposed Heat in Buildings Bill could adversely impact upon the mortgage market."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26188

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill, which aims to exonerate people who were wrongfully convicted as a result of the reported issues with the Post Office accounting system, Horizon, not applying to Scotland, what action it will take to ensure that the exoneration of anyone wrongly convicted in…

Answered by Angela Constance on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26748

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much the "hate monster" public information campaign has cost."

Answer expected on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26677

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of the (a) names and (b) occupations or roles of the members of the Zero Emission Social Housing Taskforce."

Answer expected on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26645

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the oral evidence by representatives of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) to the Economy and Fair Work Committee on 21 June 2023, what information it has on when the loan of £9 million from SNIB to Circularity Scotland was drawn down, including what sums were paid to Circularity Scotland…

Answer expected on 1 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26646

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the oral evidence by the Chair of the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) to the Economy and Fair Work Committee on 21 June 2023, in which he referred to SNIB's "notes" on its engagement with the UK Government on the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020, whether it will publish any information that…

Answer expected on 1 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26643

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to sue the UK Government in respect of any losses that the (a) Scottish Government and (b) Scottish National Investment Bank incurs as a result of the Deposit Return Scheme not proceeding."

Answer expected on 1 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26641

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent estimate of the sum available to be distributed to creditors of Circularity Scotland from the liquidators, from the assets held at the time of the liquidation, which were reported to be £2.1 million, and what information it has received on the total level of fees and…

Answer expected on 1 May 2024

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