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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Joe FitzPatrick

Scottish National Party

MSP for Dundee City West (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Dundee West (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Joe FitzPatrick

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @joefitzsnp

Facebook: Joe's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01382 843244
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

37 Dock Street
Dundee
DD1 3DR

Phone: 01382 843244
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Joe is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Joe is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Joe has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Joe does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Joe has had 19 previous roles

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

23 June 2021 - 18 April 2023

conveners group

Member

23 June 2021 - 11 April 2023

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Convener

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

22 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

22 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

26 June 2018 - 18 December 2020

Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing

Scottish Government

11 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

18 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

06 September 2012 - 18 May 2016

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

11 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

15 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Convener

23 February 2012 - 06 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

conveners group

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 March 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

27 January 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

Register of interests

Joe'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 Joe FitzPatrick 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: 21 March 2024

Parental Leave (Elected Representatives)

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "The Scottish Government remains committed to increasing the diversity of councillors in local government and to breaking down the barriers that currently discourage people from standing or re-standing for elected office…

Chamber meeting date: 19 March 2024

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Joe FitzPatrick (Dundee City West) (SNP): "I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 6 March 2024

Town Centres (Investment)

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "We are committed to supporting the vibrancy and vitality of our town and neighbourhood centres as we continue to implement the world-leading town centre first principle and support progress through delivery of the town centre action plan…

Chamber meeting date: 6 March 2024

Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee (Report)

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "The Scottish local authorities remuneration committee’s recommendations report was published on the Scottish Government website on 16 February this year."

Chamber meeting date: 28 February 2024

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Referral Back to Lead Committee at Stage 1

The Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning (Joe FitzPatrick): "That is a surprise."

Votes

How Joe FitzPatrick has voted in Parliament

Find out how Joe FitzPatrick 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 voted against

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 voted for

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 voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Joe FitzPatrick has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01999

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Government regarding support available through future budgets to support agriculture in Scotland, including the replacement of EU agricultural funding."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14811

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes have been distributed in (a) Dundee and (b) the NHS Tayside area, in each year since the initiative was launched."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01993

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, to the Windsor Framework."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01853

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its action to recruit more foster carers."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01783

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any investment arising from the Tay Cities Deal."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13743

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside’s Mental Health Services on ensuring that partners across Tayside are making improvements to the delivery of mental health services, and that progress has been made on responding to the findings and recommendations in the…

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12027

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is offering to the Fire Brigade's Union's DECON campaign to help firefighters protect themselves and others from harmful contaminants, in light of a reported study from the University of Central Lancashire stating that firefighters are four times more likely to get cancer than the average working…

Answered by Elena Whitham on 16 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01457

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11255

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government which (a) children's and (b) adults' organisations in Dundee have received funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 14 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01426

Asked by: FitzPatrick, Joe, Dundee City West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported prevalence of alcohol-related cancers in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

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