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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

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 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.

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: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Tomorrow, 27 January, is Holocaust memorial day, which marks the anniversary of the liberation, 78 years ago, of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The theme of Holocaust memorial day this year is “Ordinary People”. We know, of course, that Hitler and his henchmen—Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann and others—were the very personification of evil…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "The theme of Holocaust memorial day this year is “Ordinary People”. We know, of course, that Hitler and his henchmen—Himmler, Heydrich, Eichmann and others—were the very personification of evil…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

A9 Dualling

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Even now, the Transport Scotland website says that the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness will completed by 2025. If that happens, I will go out and purchase a hat in order to be able to eat it…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy

Fergus Ewing (Inverness and Nairn) (SNP): "Does the minister know that the capercaillie has been under threat for about as long as I have been an MSP? That really is quite a long time…

Votes

How Fergus Ewing has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fergus Ewing 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-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

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

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. S6F-01660

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 December 2022

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will set a clear ambition in its planned Energy Strategy for delivery of 4 to 6 GW of solar power by 2030."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13315

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the programme for the additional A9 road safety measures, as referred to by the Minister for Transport in the debate on Essential Road Improvements on 2 November 2022."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01626

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to support a GP-led COVID-19 and flu vaccination programme in NHS Highland, in light of reports that it would cost several million pounds less than the model proposed by the NHS board."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11747

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08833 by Lorna Slater on 14 June 2022, whether it will publish the gateway review in full, and whether it is the case that the review has not yet been published because it is reportedly highly critical of the Deposit Return Scheme and the progress made."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 15 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12140

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when a decision will be made on the A9 Dualling Killiecrankie to Glen Garry scheme, following the public local inquiry that was held to consider objections received."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6F-01315

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

"To ask the First Minister, in light of the loss of life as a result of road traffic incidents on the A9 over the summer, on sections of the road that have not been dualled, what plans the Scottish Government has to publish a timetable setting out when the dualling of the A9, and A96, will be delivered."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-08833

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08057 by Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022, by what date the gateway review will (a) conclude and (b) be published."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 14 June 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-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

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