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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ben Macpherson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Ben Macpherson

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5786
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

34 Constitution Street
Edinburgh
EH6 6RS

Phone: 0131 600 0134
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Ben is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ben is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ben has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Minister for Public Finance and Migration

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Ben does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ben has had 6 previous roles

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

28 June 2018 - 17 February 2020

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development

Scottish Government

06 October 2016 - 28 June 2018

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

08 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Office of the First Minister

Scottish Government

08 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Justice Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ben's register of interests

MSP's 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 Ben Macpherson. The date of their initial statement was 16 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 4 February 2017 myself and a guest attended the Scotland v Ireland match at Murrayfield as hospitality guests of BT Scotland (a telecommunications company of BT Group plc, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AJ). The combined value of the two tickets was £1390 + VAT. [Registered 10 February 2017]

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 Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). [5 March 2018]

I am registered on the roll of Scottish Solicitors. [Amended interest 04 September 2016, Amended interest 26 September 2017]

My partner was employed by Christian Aid in Scotland. [Registered 30 August 2018, Amended interest 18 February 2020, Ceased interest 18 February 2020]

I received two premium tickets for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 19 Street Party at a value of £160 each, gifted by Underbelly Limited. [Registered 13 January 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ben Macpherson 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.

Migration and Care Workers

Ben Macpherson made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "Considering what Mr Cameron has just said, does he agree with me and the Scottish Government that the inclusion of social care workers on the shortage occupation list in order to meet the lower salary threshold that Mr Cameron just mentioned would be a sensible and important thing to do?"

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Immigration

Ben Macpherson made 33 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 10 September 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "Thank you for the opportunity to speak to the committee. I am mindful that this is the first time that I have appeared before the committee to speak about migration, and I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss matters…

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Public Spending (North East Scotland)

Ben Macpherson made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 September 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "The Scottish Government will continue to focus on delivering outcomes for all areas of Scotland through its spending plans, including for the north-east. For example, local councils in the north-east will receive more than £1…

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City of Edinburgh Council (Underfunding)

Ben Macpherson made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 September 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "Ministers have been in regular and on-going dialogue with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and individual local authorities since the Covid-19 crisis began…

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/215)

Ben Macpherson made 20 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 19 August 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "Thank you, convener, and good morning, everybody. The order provides for the temporary changes to the land and buildings transaction tax rates and bands that were announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance on 9 July…

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Votes

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ben Macpherson 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.

S5W-17127 - Answered

08 June 2018

Macpherson, Ben: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09168 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 22 May 2017, to what extent the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 applies to private companies."

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S5W-17320 - Answered

18 June 2018

Macpherson, Ben: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the delivery of more affordable housing."

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S5W-16906 - Answered

29 May 2018

Macpherson, Ben: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04448 by Kevin Stewart on 15 November 2016, whether it will outline the average Housing Association Grant (HAG) subsidy levels approved for housing association new development tender approval activity in Edinburgh and Glasgow over the last three years, broken down by type of…

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S5W-16922 - Answered

29 May 2018

Macpherson, Ben: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06577 by Kevin Stewart on 2 February 2017, what the average (a) Housing Association Grant (HAG) and (b) non-HAG subsidy level per unit was expressed as a percentage of total costs for housing association new development tender approval activity in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) Glasgow…

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S5W-16205 - Answered

26 April 2018

Macpherson, Ben: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide meals to children outwith school term times."

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