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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

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.

Here is the register for Miles Briggs. The date of their initial statement was 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590.

On 22 September 2018 I and a guest attended the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse as guests of William Hill (a betting and gambling company of Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TP). The value of the gift was £325 per person, the total was £650 for myself and my guest.

Overseas visits

From 5 t o 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing- Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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.

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

Non-Domestic Rates (Valuation Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 [Draft]

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Further to the previous question, is the Government looking to expand the information that assessors will be required to provide, so that it includes more than just an address?"

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank the Deputy First Minister for advance sight of his statement. Following the ruling by the Supreme Court, both bills have been left in limbo for months…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 19 May 2022

Low Income and Debt Inquiry

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning. I know that we have covered a lot in relation to council tax but I have a couple of questions. I will start specifically with what the committee has heard about legislation in England…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/136)

Miles Briggs: "Good morning to you, minister, and your officials—or I should say good afternoon. We are all a bit behind—it has been a long meeting…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

Affordable Housing

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I will touch on something that Donna Birrell said about affordable homes helping to sustain local communities…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 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, Stephen 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 Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 96 for, 24 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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-08690

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Welsh Government’s plans to establish a support scheme to allow leaseholders to sell their property and where appropriate provide the option for them to either move on or rent the property back, which, reportedly, is to be funded by the Development Bank of Wales, what plans it has to establish…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08678

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings of the Cladding Stakeholder Group the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government has attended since the group was established."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08684

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to bring forward legislation in similar terms to the Building Safety Act 2022, which was recently passed by the UK Parliament."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08688

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

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has chosen a model whereby it provides grants to fund Single Building Assessments rather than commissioning this work to be carried out directly on its behalf."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08683

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many buildings in Scotland have had combustible cladding (a) removed and (b) remediated since the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08681

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in connection with the recommendations of the Working Group on Mortgage Lending and Cladding, which reported in March 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08687

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many digital surveys have been completed in Scotland on buildings with suspected combustible cladding."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08685

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been recruited to work in its cladding remediation unit in the last 12 months."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08680

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

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the minutes of the Cladding Stakeholder Group are not available online on the Scottish Government website."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08677

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings of the Cladding Stakeholder Group a minister, other than the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, has attended since the group was established."

Awaiting answer

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