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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Fiona Hyslop

Scottish National Party

MSP for Linlithgow (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Lothians (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Fiona Hyslop

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5921
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Fiona is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Fiona does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Fiona does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Fiona has had 8 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Education Committee

Member

12 May 2003 - 02 June 2003

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Procedures Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

12 January 2000 - 07 January 2001

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 12 January 2000

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

Register of interests

Fiona'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 Fiona Hyslop 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: 29 September 2022

Peatland Restoration

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "I declare my role as Scottish Environment LINK’s nature champion for Scotland’s extraordinary blanket bogs. The carbon that is sequestered in Scotland’s blanket bogs equates to one third of the carbon that is held in the Amazon rainforest…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Excellence in Scottish Education

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I have been in this Parliament since 1999. There are certain members of this chamber who abuse the good will, the spirit and the respect that the standing orders require in how we conduct our debates…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

4 Day Week Global Pilot

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "My declaration of interests records my attendance at the four-day week conference in Valencia, in May, and I shared insights with ministers on that…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Oil and Gas Exploration Licences

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Does the cabinet secretary agree that the UK Government should heed Alok Sharma, former UK secretary of state and president of the 26th UN climate change conference of the parties—COP26…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Economic Transformation

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "I will address the debate. It is a pity that Mr Rennie did not take the intervention that the minister offered…

Votes

How Fiona Hyslop has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fiona Hyslop has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Fiona Hyslop 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-09667

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the written evidence, including the recommendations, of the Scottish Private Nursery Association submitted to the Education, Children and Young People Committee in connection with its meeting on 25 May 2022."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-09669

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Private Nursery Association's reported request for greater oversight and involvement by the Scottish Government in the setting of fees within the early learning and childcare sector…

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-09881

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage proactivity by NHS Lothian in helping to address any urgent needs of children whose hearing issues were not diagnosed or treated, in light of the reported failures in diagnosing and treating hearing loss within NHS Lothian’s Paediatric Audiology Services."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09880

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the outcome of its correspondence with NHS board chief executives regarding any systemic failures highlighted in British Academy of Audiology reports, particularly regarding its request that chief executives examine their services, provide it with assurance on quality of care, and…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09882

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to connect speech therapists and community support organisations with parents of children in Lothian who were not correctly diagnosed with hearing loss and who have potentially missed out on years of communication with speech therapists and community support groups, in light of the reported…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09879

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress of the work of the National Audiology Review Group on examining hearing services in NHS boards across Scotland and providing recommendations for a national plan for improvement, in light of the publication of the British Academy of Audiology report on NHS Lothian's…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09668

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what regular formal engagement has been established with the private early learning and childcare sector in developing the curriculum for children up to the age of three and other operational matters."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09841

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future."

Answered by: Neil Gray on 14 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09379

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made in its discussions with the UK Government regarding taking action to tackle the production and distribution of illicit drugs by regulating the sale of pill presses."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 6 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09585

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by Scotland’s Zero Emission Mobility Industry Advisory Group on innovation, vehicle supply chains and expertise in energy and transport systems."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 30 June 2022

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