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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

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

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

06 October 2016 - 28 June 2018

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

08 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Social Security 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 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]

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

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.

Local Government Finance (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [Draft]

Ben Macpherson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "The purpose of today’s debate on the local government finance amendment order is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the 2020-21 general revenue grant allocations to individual local authorities as a result of the additional funding to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. First, I emphasise the Scottish Government’s gratitude to local authority…

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Tax Revenues (Estimated Shortfall)

Ben Macpherson made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 04 June 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "As Colin Beattie will be aware, the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission is responsible for forecasting devolved tax revenues…

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Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [Draft]

Ben Macpherson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 March 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "The purpose of today’s short debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the guaranteed allocations of revenue funding to individual local authorities for 2020-21 that were originally approved by Parliament on 10 March. Last week, the Scottish Government—recognising the challenges that…

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UEFA European Championship (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Ben Macpherson made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 12 March 2020

Ben Macpherson: "I will begin by saying something about the impact of coronavirus on the 2020 European championship. Advice in relation to major sporting and cultural events and other mass gatherings will continue to be guided by expert scientific advice…

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UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 Remedial Order 2020 (SG 2020/19)

Ben Macpherson made 17 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 12 March 2020

The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson): "Thank you for the opportunity to speak to the committee about the remedial order…

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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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