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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 Autism

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 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Bill does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Bill has had 6 previous roles

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 bonds in TwentyFour (a corporate bond fund) with a value of £73,576.54. [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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 April 2019]

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]

Voluntary

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

Biography

Overview

Born in Glasgow and brought up in Fife, I went on to study at the University of Edinburgh. I've been a chartered accountant since 1976 and worked for accounting firm KPMG for over 25 years in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and then Bucharest in Romania. I became an MSP for North-East Scotland in 2016.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

I've always been interested in current affairs, and working in business at home and abroad was great preparation for entering national politics. I returned to Scotland from Romania in 2014, around the time of the referendum. I became a candidate for the Scottish Conservatives in the 2015 General Election, and the 2016 Scottish Parliament Election. My favourite part of the job is solving problems for constituents.

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.

Audit Scotland (Impact of Covid-19)

Bill Bowman made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

Bill Bowman (North East Scotland) (Con): "I want to return to an aspect of how you are doing your work, Auditor General…

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Key Audit Themes

Bill Bowman made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

Bill Bowman: "Auditor General, you have been in your post for eight years, but I have known you for only the past two or three. Is the Auditor General now the same as the one who was appointed in 2012?"

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Glasgow Caledonian University Amendment Order of Council 2020 (SSI 2020/172)

Bill Bowman made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee - 23 June 2020

The Convener: "No points have been raised on SSI 2020/172. Is the committee content with the instrument? Members indicated agreement. 12:40 Meeting continued in private until 13:02."

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Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Regulations 2020 (2020/184)

Bill Bowman made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee - 23 June 2020

The Convener: "No points have been raised on the instruments. Is the committee content with them? Members indicated agreement."

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Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/176)

Bill Bowman made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee - 23 June 2020

The Convener: "SSI 2020/176 makes various changes to plant health regulations to strengthen plant health protection and implement required European Union measures, and it revokes the Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/152). The instrument was laid before the Parliament on 16 June. Parts…

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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.

S5W-30126 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Bowman, Bill: "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."

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S5W-30127 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Bowman, Bill: "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."

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S5O-04398 - Unanswered

03 June 2020

Bowman, Bill: "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."

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S5O-04368 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Bowman, Bill: "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."

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S5W-28043 - Answered

23 March 2020

Bowman, Bill: "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."

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