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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Stephen Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Stephen Kerr

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5647
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439562
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Stephen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Stephen has 2 party roles

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

FMQ Reserve

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Stephen had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

Register of interests

Stephen'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 Stephen Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Invicta Public Affairs Limited, a company which engages with government on behalf of clients (of 9 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1QQ). I was involved with the marine energy sector and the wood panel industries. I received between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for the Association of Professional Sales, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed independent assessor for the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences at Middlesex University, an organisation concerned with course assessments (of The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT). I received between £1,001 and £2,000 pr annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until February 28 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Sign Language Interactions Limited, a company which delivers BSL interpreter services within the public, private and voluntary sector (of Claremont Office, 112 Cornwall Street, South Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1AA). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for Results Based Leadership Ltd, a management consultancy (of Wallace House, Maxwell Place, Stirling FK8 1JU). I received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum for occasional work. I expect to receive between £10,001 and £20,000 for work I completed before I was elected. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the British Cleaning Council, an association of UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own common stock shares in Kimberley-Clark Corp, a brand supplier of consumer disposable products with a value of £42,000.

Voluntary

I am an unpaid adviser to the Institute of Sales Professionals, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ).

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stirling and Alloa. [Registered 2 November 2021]

I am a Director of Whistleblowers (Company number 09347927). I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am an unpaid adviser to the British Cleaning Council, an association of the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL).

I am a Director of Conservative Friends of the Union Ltd. (Company number 13411041. I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a Trustee of Freedom Declared Foundation (Company number 10524561; charity number 1174966). I receive no remuneration for this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Stephen Kerr 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: 17 May 2022

Police Scotland (Compensation Payments)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Point of Order

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Since last Wednesday’s Conservative Party business debate on the ferries fiasco, the Opposition parties have asked repeatedly that the Deputy First Minister appear before the Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Ferries (Procurement)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Outrageous! That is not how Government works."

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Fair Work Conditions (Funding)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Maggie Chapman is right, of course. The people who suffer most in the situation are the students, who are having their studies, assessments and final tests massively disrupted. That creates huge uncertainty for them and about their futures…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On this occasion, I am delighted to speak on behalf of the Education, Children and Young People Committee about our work at stage 1 on the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04428.2

Supporting Scotland’s Islands on their Journey to Become Carbon Neutral

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, May 16, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04310

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 9, 2022

Supported by: George Adam, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 12, 2022

Result 65 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04319

Ferry Problems

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 9, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Jamie Halcro Johnston
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Result 64 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04320

Tackling Violent Crime

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 9, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Result 69 for, 29 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04319.1

Ferry Problems

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Supported by: Rhoda Grant, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Result 53 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Stephen Kerr 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-07724

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is giving to help return SEPA to normal operations following the data breach in December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07725

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what assessment has been made of SEPA’s ability to enforce the law and protect the environment following the data breach in December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07720

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what the ramifications are of the data breach at SEPA in December 2020 for Scotland’s environment."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07722

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what conversations and correspondence has taken place between ministers and SEPA regarding the data breach in December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 6 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07723

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what plans exist for SEPA to get back to normal operations following the data breach in December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 6 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07721

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what advice and guidance has been given to SEPA following the data breach in December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07832

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of teachers in Scotland have tested positive for COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07300

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of acute hospital admissions were due to COVID-19 since 1 January 2022, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07299

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many acute hospital admissions in NHS Forth Valley were due to COVID-19 since 1 January 2022."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07302

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of children and young people are currently beginning treatment for mental health within 18 weeks of referral in NHS Forth Valley."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 29 March 2022

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