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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

Post-d: @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 not a member of any 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 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: 22 February 2024

Benefits Uptake

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The cabinet secretary and her predecessor said that no one would lose out because of Scottish National Party changes to our social security payments, but we know that that is not true…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Social Security (Investment)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I know about the cabinet secretary’s points from my committee work and agree with many of them, but what work has the Scottish Government undertaken to look at the fact—it is a fact—that the number of complaints that Social Security Scotland has received has increased by 174 per cent in just one year?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning to members, the minister and her officials…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning, minister and officials. I have a couple of questions that are a bit scattergun, but bear with me. I want to go back to our previous conversations about other private entities…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

National Treatment Centres

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Last year, 59,240 patients attended the Princess Alexandra eye pavilion. For a patient in Edinburgh or the Borders with a detached retina, the need for urgent emergency surgery is critical…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-25730

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking now to plan and prepare for maintaining hepatitis C elimination once it has been achieved, in light of the acknowledgement in its recent Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Action Plan of the importance of working to maintain elimination once it has been achieved."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25632

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish details, including the (a) timeline and (b) application process, of the £90 million Green Hydrogen Fund, which was reportedly due to be launched by December 2023."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25628

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many patients have been referred to the Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Service in each NHS board that it is operational in, in each of the last three years."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25629

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to expand the Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Service to cover all of Scotland."

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25631

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it has undertaken to provide resources to GP link workers to refer patients requesting support for forced adoption to peer support groups."

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25630

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many local authority wards have a population of over 15,500 residents, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) population."

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25109

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the NHS Scotland capital infrastructure budget update."

Answered by Neil Gray on 20 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25107

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review emergency planning legislation and the powers that are available to local authorities."

Answered by Angela Constance on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25110

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessment it has undertaken regarding the potential removal of charitable status of independent schools in Edinburgh."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25592

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many car thefts have been recorded in the past three years, and, of those, how many involved (a) a perpetrator breaking into the home to take keys and (b) the use of so-called cloning equipment to steal the car without the keys."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

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