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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tess White

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Tess White

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @TessWhite4NE

Facebook: Tess's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6218
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 640152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Tess is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Tess is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Junior Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 2 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 September 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Tess'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 Tess White. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Fawcett Society.

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

I am a member of Women2Win Business Club.

I am a member of the Scottish Japanese Karate Association.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a supporter of, and fundraiser for, SAMH and MIND.

For the purposes of transparency, I have been employed by companies in the Energy or Energy Services sector throughout my career. These include Royal Dutch Shell, World Fuel Services, Weatherford and Centrica. I do not believe these meet the prejudice test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Tess White 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.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies

Tess White: "Minister, the Scottish Government conducted a consultation on revising the model code. To what extent did respondents support your proposed changes and how were their views taken into account in the revised code?"

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Cross-Party Groups

Tess White: "I support the application. I think that it will be a very good CPG."

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Interests

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Scotland in the World

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I recognise, as other members have done, the importance of co-operation between nations to address global challenges. Nothing has underscored that point more than the Covid-19 pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Covid-19

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "The head of health intelligence for NHS Grampian commented last week that there has been a reduction in the use of lateral flow tests, with many people using those tests only once they have become symptomatic…

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Tess White 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-02899

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to fill the reported 406 nursing and midwifery posts that are vacant in NHS Grampian."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02706

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has taken account of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, extended flu immunisations and COVID-19 booster vaccinations in the funding allocation for the delivery of the wider Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP)."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02898

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS boards notify the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care of the Code Black status of hospitals and, if so, how (a) this is communicated and (b) many times this has happened in each of last three years, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02262

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) Public Health Scotland and (b) NHS boards are collecting data on the way patients access treatment in GP surgeries in light of the changes to face-to-face appointments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03285

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported comments by the Chief Executive of Women’s Aid that women who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse may be deterred from reporting it because of court delays and that “there is no safety for them in calling the police or in asking for help from the public sector.""

Answered by: Keith Brown on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03279

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many lower-income older or disabled homeowners have been assisted by Care and Repair Scotland in the last 12 months with the installation of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms in order to comply with the new regulations."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03281

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many referrals there have been to the National Referral Mechanism for human trafficking and exploitation cases in Scotland in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 to date, broken down by (i) type of referral and (ii) demographic."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 7 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03283

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the statement in the Scottish Social Services Council publication, Mental Health Officers (Scotland) Report 2020, that "the last three years have seen by far the highest number of vacated posts" for Mental Health Officers (MHOs), for what reason this is the case, and what action it is taking with the 23…

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 7 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03171

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether a revised Addiction Prevalence Testing (APT) by the Scottish Prison Service remains set to be introduced in late 2021."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 5 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03165

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much sportscotland has invested in each local authority area (a) in each year since 2012-13 and (b) since April 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 4 October 2021

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