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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kate Forbes

Scottish National Party

MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Kate Forbes

Contact details

Contact online

Website: kate-forbes.scot

Post-d: @_kateforbes

Facebook: Kate's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

12 High Street
Dingwall
IV15 9RU

Phone: 01349 863 888
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Kate is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Kate is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kate has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Kate does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kate has had 7 previous roles

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

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

07 November 2017 - 19 April 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kate'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 Kate Forbes 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: 30 June 2022

Scottish Government-funded Bodies (Pay Settlements)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy (Kate Forbes): "Negotiations on pay settlements are a matter for our public sector bodies, as the employers, and the relevant staff representatives or trade unions. It is right for employers and trade unions to follow the recognised collective bargaining procedures."

Chamber meeting date: 30 June 2022

High-speed Broadband (Rural Areas)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy (Kate Forbes): "The latest Office of Communications figures show that more than 2.6 million homes and businesses across Scotland can now access superfast broadband speeds…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy (Kate Forbes): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no. My app would not connect."

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

Resource Spending Review

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy (Kate Forbes): "I thank the committee for its input to the resource spending review. As I have said publicly, this is a particularly challenging time to be setting out our resource spending review…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Budget (Infrastructure)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy (Kate Forbes): "The Scottish Government’s capital budget for this financial year provides more than £6.4 billion of capital investment. All future final spending commitments will, of course, be outlined during the annual budget process in the usual way."

Votes

How Kate Forbes has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kate Forbes has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07666

Suspension of Standing Orders

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 21 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07614.2

Delivering the Homes Scotland Needs

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07613.2

Homeless Emergency

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 101 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Kate Forbes has asked

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

Question ref. S5W-17196

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure minimum disruption to travellers using the A9 during works to lay fibre optic cabling alongside the road."

Answered by Keith Brown on 25 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17000

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact Brexit will have on protecting the designation, exports and global reputation of Scotch whisky."

Answered by Fergus Ewing on 18 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02235

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is provided to pregnant mothers who receive a pre-natal diagnosis of foetal disability."

Answered by Shona Robison on 14 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17006

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the First Minister's visit to Brussels on 28 May 2018."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16832

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to regulate the cosmetic hair transplant industry."

Answered by Shona Robison on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16831

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the implementation of the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group's recommendation of a three-phase approach to the regulation of cosmetic interventions."

Answered by Shona Robison on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16980

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in its discussions with the UK Government on the devolution of air passenger duty."

Answered by Derek Mackay on 1 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02197

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable homes will have been built between 2007 and 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-02043

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on protecting young people's right to religious observance, education and freedom of religious belief in schools."

Answered by John Swinney on 2 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-15701

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how much the average payment per patient will be (a) nationally and (b) in NHS (i) Highland, (ii) Western Isles, (iii) Orkney and (iv) Shetland under the new GP contract, including for global sum location and incomes/expenses protection."

Answered by Shona Robison on 10 April 2018

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