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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 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 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: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I want to focus my speech on the housing crisis and the homelessness emergency in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Landlords (Guidance on Damp Prevention)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The minister will be aware that the Scottish house condition survey pointed towards 14 per cent of social sector homes having issues with either mould or damp…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Homelessness

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "It is regrettable that, once again, it is only because of Opposition debating time that Parliament is able to debate the crisis that is faced by individuals and families across Scotland today…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Housing

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Scotland has a critical shortage of housing, as I think the previous debate clearly outlined. Given the amendments to my motion, I do not think that any parties question that assessment of the situation…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Budget 2023-24

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Good morning to you, cabinet secretary, and your officials…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-14190

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) projects and (b) people have been supported through the Digital Inclusion Fund."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14348

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built through the Islands Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17."

Answered by Shona Robison on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14349

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built through the Rural Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17."

Answered by Shona Robison on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14193

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent improvements to road safety have been undertaken at the Hillend junction on the A702/A703."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14197

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what actions are being taken to promote skilled heritage jobs, including stonemasonry."

Answered by Neil Gray on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14022

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) SP Energy Networks and (b) Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks in relation to Network Rail infrastructure to ensure the timely delivery of renewable energy development infrastructure."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14021

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Network Rail about ensuring that its infrastructure does not curtail or hold back renewable energy development infrastructure."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14186

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for a power of attorney application being processed by the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland."

Answered by Keith Brown on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14189

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many households do not have central heating, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14187

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has regarding health checks for carers."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 January 2023

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