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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5945
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

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

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health

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 Medicinal Cannabis

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

Deputy Convener

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 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 Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 5 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

14 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

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: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Population

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "For as long as the Parliament has existed, we have not had a workforce plan for the national health service. That is ridiculous. Does the Scottish Government need to look at that, too…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary and officials. Thank you for joining us. In your opening remarks, cabinet secretary, you touched on the remote, rural and island housing action plan…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Forced Adoption (Apology)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Campaigners were heartened when the First Minister signalled that the Scottish Government will take forward a formal apology to those affected by forced adoption…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Gas Safety Week 2022

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank Clare Adamson for securing this members’ business debate and for her campaigning on this important issue…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Short-term Lets Legislation

1. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out regarding the implementation and potential impact of short-term lets legislation. (S6T-00856)"

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Miles Briggs 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-11022

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents of fraud committed against pensioners' households have been reported in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10996

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will take in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023 to support the social enterprise sector."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10995

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will take in (a) 2022 and (b) 2023 to tackle isolation."

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11182

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to housebuilding organisations in order to build net zero housing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11181

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide any reskilling or training initiatives to train workers to install net zero heating mechanisms such as heat pumps."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11180

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to complete (a) property and (b) disclosure checks for properties and individuals hosting people through its Super Sponsor scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10808

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many communal night shelters are currently still operating in Scotland."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10521

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is developing any policies to encourage people to keep natural garden spaces, as opposed to paving, decking, artificial grass or gravel."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11057

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people were screened for lung cancer in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11058

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for a national lung cancer screening programme."

Awaiting answer

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