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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maggie Chapman

Scottish Green Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Maggie Chapman

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6332
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Maggie has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Maggie has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Equality

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Human Rights

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Maggie had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

Register of interests

Maggie'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 Maggie Chapman. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until April 2019 I was Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Council for Visual Impairment (SCOVI), a charitable organisation which serves as an umbrella body for organisations concerned with visual impairment (of C/o 50 Gillespie Crescent, Edinburgh, EH10 4JB). I spent 21 hours per week in the role and received between £20,001 and £25,000.

I am the Chief Operating Officer of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, a charitable organisation supporting survivors of sexual violence (of 17 Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 4 HX). I receive between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum. I spend 28 hours per week in the role but have submitted my resignation and will be in post until 30 June 2021.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a member of the editorial committee of the Scottish Left Review, which produces a bi-monthly magazine on left politics. This is a voluntary role, for which I receive no remuneration.

I am a member of the National Executive of Democratic Left Scotland, a political organisation that focusses on the left / radical politics of Scotland. This is a voluntary role, for which I receive no remuneration.

I am a Board member of Voices for Scotland, a campaigning organisation that seeks to build support for Scottish independence. This is a voluntary role, for which I receive no remuneration.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Maggie Chapman 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

Asylum Seekers (Accommodation)

6. Maggie Chapman (North East Scotland) (Green): "To ask the First Minister what recent discussions the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers based in Scotland. (S6F-01293)"

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Proposed Brexit Freedoms Bill (Impact on Legislative Programme)

Maggie Chapman (North East Scotland) (Green): "Farmers and fishers in the north-east already know that they were sold a bad deal by the Tories through Brexit, and they know that the Brexit freedoms bill will not provide them with what they need in order to continue in their chosen profession…

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Child Poverty

Maggie Chapman (North East Scotland) (Green): "Under the lifetime of the plan outlined in “Every child, every chance: The Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22”, the Scottish Government supported many families who were hit by the United Kingdom Government’s cruel benefit cap…

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Maggie Chapman (North East Scotland) (Green): "On behalf of the Scottish Green Party, I welcome the bill and thank all who have worked so hard within and outwith the Parliament to make it a reality…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Court of Session etc Fees Order 2022 (SSI 2022/185)

Maggie Chapman (North East Scotland) (Green): "Can we raise the matter with the Minister for Community Safety when we see her in September—if that is when she is coming—or write a letter? There are two issues: the uplift and the threshold limit…

Votes

How Maggie Chapman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maggie Chapman has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 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, 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Maggie Chapman 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-07449

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the most recent immigration detention statistics, what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding actions that can be taken to support the health and wellbeing of people being detained in Scotland, including at Dungavel House immigration removal centre."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07136

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what evaluation it has made of the impact on the Scottish labour market of the UK Government’s proposed reduction in the time offered to unemployed social security recipients to seek work in their preferred job sector from three months to four weeks."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07137

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what contact during this parliamentary session it has had with the Department for Work and Pensions regarding the impact of social security sanctions in Scotland."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07135

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what evaluation it has made of any impact that the voluntary nature of participating in the Fair Start Scotland programme has had on (a) participant satisfaction, (b) entry into employment and (c) the duration of employment outcomes."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 21 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06723

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review of the use of snares, which was due by the end of 2021."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05798

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Unite the Union hospitality workers regarding their reported grievances with MacMerry 300 in relation to pay issues and allegations of bullying, failing to investigate sexual misconduct and covering up a COVID-19 outbreak."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05296

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31470 by Roseanna Cunningham on 7 September 2020, and the recommendation in the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission's Report on the use of rodent glue traps in Scotland that glue traps be banned, when it is planning to bring forward legislation to implement such a ban."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 21 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04731

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has about the efficacy of lateral flow tests in detecting the new Omicron variant of COVID-19."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 8 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04517

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to ensure that there is a coordinated, fair and equitable planning system for the marine environment."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04292

Asked by: Chapman, Maggie, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported outbreak of avian influenza in Angus, for what reason there is not routine vaccination against this virus in Scotland."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 November 2021

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