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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Miles Briggs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Miles Briggs

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @Miles4Lothian

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5944
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Miles is a member of 2 committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Miles is a member of 23 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Bangladesh

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Volunteering

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women, Families and Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Miles has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 13 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Social Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

14 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

parliamentary bureau

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Miles'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 Miles Briggs 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: 13 June 2024

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Admissions)

1. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government when it will end the reported practice of children and young people being admitted to adult services for treatment, rather than a national health service specialist child and adolescent mental health ward. (S6O-03573)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Public Service Investment

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The cabinet secretary is calling on others to reflect…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

European Structural and Investment Funds

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "In her statement, the Deputy First Minister mentioned the Ukrainian refugee support scheme—the FAST-CARE scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 11 June 2024

Child Poverty

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I appreciate the way in which the First Minister has approached the debate. We will all be grateful to put the election to one side in order to take part…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning, panel members. Thanks for joining us today. I want to ask two questions on implementation…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Miles Briggs has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-28006

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what strategy it has developed to consider coastal defences."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 14 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28172

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve access to specialist teenage and young adult (TYA) clinical psychology services, as set out in the cancer strategy for children and young people."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28176

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review pathways for patients to help improve earlier diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28173

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many short-term lets it estimates have stopped operating since the introduction of the short-term let licensing scheme, broken down by local authority."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28171

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve access to clinical trials for young people with cancer."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28174

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many abandoned vehicles have been reported to local authorities in each year since 1999."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28177

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to promote the Carer Positive scheme to employers across Scotland."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28175

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of people diagnosed at a late stage with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28170

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what actions are being taken through the cancer strategy for children and young people to ensure that all children and young people are enrolled on a clinical trial where possible."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28011

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will remove renewable liquid fuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil from the “polluting heating systems” criteria that are anticipated to be within its proposed Heat in Buildings Bill."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 13 June 2024

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