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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

Post-d: @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

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 12 previous roles

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

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.

Here is the register for Fergus Ewing. 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 house in Lossiemouth which has a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 and from which I derive income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in Findlay Park American (an investment trust) with a value of £49,327. [Amended interest 1 May 2022]

I owned ordinary shares in Scottish Mortgage (an investment trust) with a value of £40,740. [Amended interest 1 May 2022, Ceased interest 1 May 2022]

I owned ordinary shares in Finsbury Growth & Income (an investment trust) with a value of £40,131. [Amended interest 1 May 2022, Ceased interest 1 May 2022]

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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: 25 May 2022

Solar Energy

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "I am most grateful to all the members who signed my motion, and those who have who stayed on will participate in the debate. In fact, believe it or not, this is the first-ever full debate on solar energy in the Scottish Parliament…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Thank you, Inglis Lyon, for setting out clearly why you changed tack. You have set out compelling reasons for doing so in a candid and helpful way…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Heavy Goods Vehicle Speed Limit (PE1925)

Fergus Ewing: "I agree with the suggestions that have been made—to close the petition, but to recommend that the petitioner and others pursue the matter with their MSPs…

Chamber meeting date: 4 May 2022

Roads (A96)

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "For the information of all members and their families, and of Parliament staff and visitors to the public gallery, the beautiful coastal town of Nairn in my constituency is a splendid holiday destination, which one may well choose for a staycation this year. Does the minister agree that its attractiveness will be further enhanced once we have the…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Fergus Ewing 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-08012

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07097 by Lorna Slater on 23 March 2022 and in light of the reported announcement by the UK Government and Northern Ireland Assembly not to include glass in their proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), what consideration it has given to any potential impact of including glass in…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08011

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07097 by Lorna Slater on 23 March 2022, and in light of the reported announcement by the UK Government and Northern Ireland Assembly not to include glass in their proposed Deposit Return Schemes, what its position is on whether a consistent approach should be taken across the UK,…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08057

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in respect of the proposed Deposit Return Scheme, whether it has any plans to carry out another Gateway Review to consider the current economic uncertainty that is facing businesses."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08010

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme, what discussions it has had with Circularity Scotland on whether the company is planning to raise the producer fee in respect of glass from the level previously indicated."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08303

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a requirement for local authorities to conduct a statutory consultation in relation to adopting further discretionary powers and conditions under its short-term let licensing scheme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07115

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the recent YouGov Polling, commissioned by British Glass, that reportedly highlights the will of consumers to keep glass recycling kerbside, rather than in a Deposit Return Scheme, and, in particular, what its response is to the reported findings that 90% of adults already recycle…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07116

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the recycling system being used in Wales is successful; for what reason such a system was not considered in detail in the Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA), and whether it will consider deploying such a system as an alternative to…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07118

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any country in the world that has introduced, at the same time and on the same day, a deposit return scheme covering plastic cans and glass, and what its position is on whether the reported potential operational problems, costs and difficulties facing Scotland, in light of the introduction on 16…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07831

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07108 by Lorna Slater on 22 March 2022, whether, at the time that the answer was provided, it had been advised by Circularity Scotland that the estimated number of reverse vending machines (RVMs) to be used for its Deposit Return Scheme would be around 5,000 rather 3,021, and, if…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07830

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07108 by Lorna Slater on 22 March 2022, which states that the number of reverse vending machines (RVMs) that will be used in Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) was estimated at 3,021, whether it now estimates that number to be around 5,000, in light of this reportedly…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 29 April 2022

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