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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Bill Bowman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Bill Bowman

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @billabowman

Facebook: Bill's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5649
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

190 East High Street
Forfar
DD8 2HG

Phone: 01307477784
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Bill is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Bill has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Party Roles

Bill has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Migration

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Bill has had 7 previous roles

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

26 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 03 March 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Taxation

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

31 October 2019 - 26 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

14 June 2017 - 21 June 2017

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Bill'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 Bill Bowman. The date of their initial statement was 11 January 2017.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 7 November 2017 I was a director of Tenairvia Consulting Limited, of Torrisdale Street, Queens Park, Glasgow. This was a Quality Assurance Consulting Company, which was dissolved via voluntary strike off on 7 November 2017. Since the date of my return, I did not carry out any work for Tenairvia. I received some remuneration for work carried out prior to my return, which was registered at the time. The sole client of Tenairvia Consulting Limited was KPMG, an organisation of which I was a partner until 2012. [Amended interest 21 February 2017] [Amended interest 16 November 2017]

On 30 June 2017 I received £6,570.47 from Tenairvia Consulting Limited which represents the net income of the company from it trading up to the date it became inactive, which was prior to my return. [Registered 30 June 2017]

On 5 April 2017 I received £8,733 from Tenairvia Consulting Limited in settlement of funds I had paid out previously on its behalf. [Registered 05 April 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 24 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own bonds in Gutmann Investor Renten Global (an investment fund) with a value of £80,264.01. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 30 April 2020]

I own shares in Smithson Investment Trust (an investment trust), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £30,855. [Registered 4 March 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in SSGA SPDR ETF E I S&P 500 Low Volatility (an exchange traded fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £67,141.60. [Registered 4 March 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in Vanguard S&P 500 (a US equity tracker), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £85,261.80. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

Until 25 February 2020 I owned shares in Merian US (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £47,096.73. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 May 2019]

I own shares in BlackRock European (an equity fund) with a value of £31,562 [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

I own shares in Fundsmith Equity (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £42,604.45. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in JP Morgan US (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £45,153.17. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in Baillie Gifford American (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £85,799.17. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2020]

I have a Transparent Partnership Agreement in Simmons Private Equity II L.P. (a private equity investment trust providing growth capital to private oilfield services businesses) with a value of £126,100.93 [Amended interest 22 October 2017, Amended interest 31 January 2018, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 24 August 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 25 October 2019, Amended interest 31 October 2019, Amended interest 30 January 2020]

I own shares in The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (an equity investment trust) within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £34,657.90. [Registered 13 August 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in Hermes Asia Pacific (an equity fund) with a value of £56,218.08 [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

I own shares in BlackRock Continental (an equity income fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £43,145.31. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 May 2019]

I own equities in Gutmann Global Dividends USD (an investment fund) with a value of £185,647.15. [Amended interest 05 April 2017, Amended interest 08 April 2018, Amended interest 14 April 2019, Amended interest 30 April 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

I own shares in Personal Assets Trust Plc (an equity investment trust), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio. The combined value of the shares is £36,900. [Registered 13 August 2019, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own shares in Merian UK (an equity fund), within a Self-Invested Personal Pension, with a value of £31,372.39. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

I own shares in Vanguard Investment Series UK Government Bond Index Institutional Plus (a UK Government Bond Index Fund) within a Self-Invested Personal Pension and a personal portfolio, with a combined value of £45,959.97. [Registered 11 January 2020, Amended interest 29 April 2020]

I own bonds in TwentyFour (a corporate bond fund) with a value of £73,576.54. [Registered 14 April 2019, Amended interest 14 May 2020]

Voluntary

I am a member of ICAS – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Bill Bowman 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.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The Convener: "Is the committee content with the instruments? No member has indicated that they are not content or that they wish to speak, so that is agreed…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Crofting Community Right to Buy (Procedure, Ballots and Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/451)

The Convener: "Errors have been identified in three of the instruments for consideration under agenda item 4, the first of which is SSI 2020/451…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Lands Tribunal for Scotland (Miscellaneous Amendments) Rules 2020 (SSI 2020/433)

The Convener: "Agenda item 5 is consideration of instruments that are not subject to any parliamentary procedure, on the first of which, SSI 2020/433, a drafting error has been raised…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Act of Sederunt (Challenges to Validity of EU Instruments (EU Exit)) (Amendment) 2020 (SSI 2020/472)

The Convener: "Is the committee content with the instruments? No member has indicated that they are not content or that they wish to speak, so that is agreed. The next meeting of the committee will take place on Tuesday 26 January, so I will see you then…

Votes

How Bill Bowman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Bill Bowman has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23606

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Friday, December 4, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23884

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

Supported by: Ash Denham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Bill Bowman 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. S5O-04856

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the claim by Victim Support Scotland that spending on offender services is more than double the amount spent on victims."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04544

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Dundee City Council regarding how its welfare policies address the reported widening of the SIMD gap between the least and most deprived parts of the city."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04530

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis the Drug Deaths Taskforce has made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04493

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to the issues concerning the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill that have been raised by bodies such as the Law Society of Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-30127

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had contact with Creative Scotland, in the Year of Coast and Waters, regarding increasing the number of job opportunities it offers outside Edinburgh and Glasgow."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 6 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30126

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions with the BBC in Scotland about its local democracy reporter scheme, with respect to the viability of weekly newspapers."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 3 July 2020

Question ref. S5O-04398

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that there will be sufficient capacity and operators for school buses to operate when schools return in mid-August."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04368

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how older people in the North East Scotland region will be supported as the country enters the next phase of lifting the COVID-19 lockdown."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-28042

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether, as part of its plans to update and strengthen existing licensing legislation covering dog breeding, selling and rehoming, it will introduce a requirement for anyone breeding, selling or transferring the ownership of (a) a litter of puppies to be registered and (b) more than one litter of puppies to be…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 31 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-28043

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a requirement for online pet adverts to include the breeder’s registration or licence number, as part of its plans to update and strengthen existing licensing legislation covering pet breeding and selling."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 31 March 2020

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