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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Keith Brown

Scottish National Party

MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Ochil (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Keith Brown

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 01259 219333
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Contact at local office

Unit 4
Townhead Institute
39 Drysdale Street
Alloa
FK10 1JA

Phone: 01259 219333
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Keith is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Keith is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Keith has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Keith has 1 party role

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish National Party

Previous roles

Keith has had 15 previous roles

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

01 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

13 December 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 13 December 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

13 November 2008 - 16 February 2009

European and External Relations Committee

Member

03 December 2008 - 22 January 2009

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 03 December 2008

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

02 October 2007 - 12 November 2008

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

02 October 2007 - 12 November 2008

Conveners Group

Member

28 September 2007 - 02 October 2007

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

26 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Procedures Committee

Convener

19 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

19 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Conveners Group

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 June 2007

Procedures Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Keith'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 Keith Brown 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: 1 February 2023

Police (Mental Health Training)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (Keith Brown): "Police Scotland is one of the first police services in the United Kingdom to implement mental health and suicide intervention training for all officers, from probationary constables up to the rank of inspector, which benefits the workforce and the communities that they serve. In addition, as first points of contact, staff in C3—command, control…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Crime (Pets)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (Keith Brown): "The Scottish Government understands that crimes involving family pets can be upsetting and traumatic for the owner and the pet itself. We take all crimes, including those against pets, seriously…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Electronic Monitoring (Non-violent Criminals)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (Keith Brown): "Since the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 was passed, the Scottish Government has procured a new national contract for provision of electronic monitoring services, and we have now commenced the vast majority of the act…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Victims of Violent Crime (Support)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (Keith Brown): "Victims of violent crime are supported in different ways during the pre-trial period. The Scottish Government funds a range of victim support organisations, both generally and for specific crime types…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Management of Transgender Individuals in Prison Custody

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (Keith Brown): "There has been significant attention on the management of transgender prisoners over the course of the past week, and I take this opportunity to update the Parliament on what we have done and what we will do…

Votes

How Keith Brown has voted in Parliament

Find out how Keith Brown 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-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

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

Motions

Questions

Questions Keith Brown has asked

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

Question ref. S5W-35797

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average award granted by the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund has been."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35792

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund, also broken down by how many have (a) been approved, (b) been rejected and (c) yet to be processed."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35798

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the reasons that applications to the Creative, Tourism and Hospitality Hardship Fund have been rejected."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05115

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the justice secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding offering routine COVID-19 testing to police officers."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05104

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to boost the tourism sector in the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34832

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) households and (ii) business premises have had access to superfast broadband since 2016."

Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 11 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34835

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many families in the Clackmannanshire local authority area received a Baby Box since they were introduced."

Answered by Maree Todd on 11 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34831

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses (a) are eligible for the Small Business Bonus Scheme and (b) have been exempt from paying non-domestic rates in the financial year 2020-21 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in the Clackmannanshire local authority area."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34837

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding Clackmannanshire Council has received each year in respect of the (a) Attainment Challenge and (b) Pupil Equity Fund, and how many (i) schools and (ii) pupils have been beneficiaries of this funding."

Answered by John Swinney on 9 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34839

Asked by: Brown, Keith, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many households in the Clackmannanshire local authority area it anticipates will receive the £10 Child Supplement."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 February 2021

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