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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

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.

Here is the register for Fiona Hyslop. The date of their initial statement was 04 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On Friday 26 May 2017, in my position as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, I attended the “Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama” event in Edinburgh as a guest of Diageo plc. (a multinational alcoholic beverages company of 5 Lochside Way, Edinburgh EH12 9DT). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £1,000 which was met by Diageo.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Until January 2022 I was a Patron of ‘River Kids’ charity in West Lothian which raises funds for the benefit of children in need in West Lothian. [Amended interest 24 March 2022, Ceased interest 24 March 2022]

Between November 2021 and April 2022 I was a Steward of the Climate Assembly. [Registered 1 December 2021, Amended interest 24 March 2022, Ceased interest 24 March 2022]

On 20 November 2021 I was a guest of BT, with hospitality, at BT Murrayfield for the Scotland v Japan rugby international. The value of the gift was below the threshold for registration. [Registered 1 December 2021]

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: 19 May 2022

New Housing (Town Centre First Approach)

Fiona Hyslop: "“At the Heart of Economic Transformation: Report of the City Centre Recovery Task Force, 2021-22” has some useful and welcome suggestions on restoring domestic living that have a good read-across to support for housing in our town centres…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Train Drivers (Industrial Action)

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "I know that the First Minister appreciates the severity of the disruption that is affecting everyone involved, including those in my constituency of Linlithgow, where passengers were just coming back in strength to travel by train…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Union Canal: 200th Anniversary

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "I am delighted to bring my members’ business debate to Parliament this afternoon to mark the 200th anniversary of the Union canal, which flows through my constituency, and to celebrate its economic, environmental and social value to the communities that it connects. I have crossed the bridge at the Linlithgow canal basin almost every day for 25…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Remote and Rural Communities (Lothian)

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Is the cabinet secretary aware that many of my constituents in the Linlithgow constituency in West Lothian who live in rural and remote communities rely on liquefied petroleum gas and oil heaters in off-grid homes…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Warm Home Discount Scheme

Fiona Hyslop (Linlithgow) (SNP): "Although all measures, including energy efficiency measures, to support households in the context of rising energy prices are welcome, the crisis is happening now…

Votes

How Fiona Hyslop has voted in Parliament

Find out how Fiona Hyslop 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 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-08073

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support Ukrainian nationals already studying or who wish to study at college or university in Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 14 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07745

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the bids from Glasgow and Edinburgh to be part of the European Union's 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities mission and NetZeroCities project, and how any lessons learned will be shared among all of Scotland's cities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07792

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the further implementation of No One Left Behind and how transforming employment support may help to tackle poverty."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05047

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, what support is available for wraparound child care services that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but remain essential to its new wraparound plans."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 7 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04277

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the funding of up to £40 million for the culture sector that was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy on 2 June 2021 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03953

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party shared policy programme commitment to "undertake a programme of work and analysis to better understand our energy requirements as we transition to net zero"."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03326

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to removing non-residential social care charges, whether it will provide an update on its work with (a) COSLA and (b) other stakeholders to identify the most effective way of achieving this, and what the timescale is for the implementation of the policy."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03267

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the potential impact on how competitive projects in Scotland can be compared with those in England and Wales, and how disadvantaged they may be in future Contracts for Difference auctions, whether it will consider raising the cap on floating offshore wind innovation projects within Marine Scotland's plan…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03294

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the evaluation of the Scottish Strategy for Autism 2011-21, and how it plans to respond to this."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 24 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02837

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 3 October 2021."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 8 September 2021

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