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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Brian Whittle

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Brian Whittle

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5623
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Regional Office
25 Portland Road
Kilmarnock
KA1 2BT

Phone: 01563 544 399
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Brian is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Brian is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Brian does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Brian has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Brian has had 6 previous roles

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

26 May 2016 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Public Petitions Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 November 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Brian'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 Brian Whittle. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a director of Uniquedoc Ltd, a collaboration platform for health care professionals. Up to January 2016 I claimed expenses of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. From January 2016 my expenses are between £501 and £1,000 per annum. I no longer take a salary. I am taking meetings already in my diary but accepting no more. I am reducing the time commitment from 1 day per week to zero.

I am a director of Uniquedoc Ltd, a collaboration platform for health care professionals. Up to January 2016 I claimed expenses of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. From January 2016 my expenses are between £501 and £1,000 per annum. I no longer take a salary. I am taking meetings already in my diary but accepting no more. I am reducing the time commitment from 1 day per week to zero.

Until October 2018 I was a director of Mysportsmedia Ltd, a sports social media platform. In the time that I have been an MSP I have never taken any expenses or payments from MySportsMedia Ltd. [Amended interest 20 December 2018]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

I hold ordinary shares in Uniquedoc Ltd, a collaboration platform for health care professionals, representing 3.156% of the issued share capital, with a value of £205,000.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 December 2019]

Voluntary

On 4 February 2017 I attended, with my wife, the RBS 6 Nations 2017 Scotland v Ireland rugby game at Murrayfield, at the invitation of the President of Scottish Rugby Union. I estimate the cost to be £500 per person, £1000 in total, which included hospitality and tickets for the match. I do not consider this meets the prejudice test. [Registered 23 February 2017]

I received a gift, in the form of a ticket to the President Obama Dinner and address on 26 May 2017, from the Halo Project. The value of the ticket was £2,500. [Registered 01 June 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 December 2019]

On 12 November 2016 I attended the Scotland v Australia game at Murrayfield, at the invitation of the Scottish Rugby Union. I estimate the cost to be £500 which included hospitality and a ticket for the match. I do not consider this meets the prejudice test. [Registered 23 February 2017]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Brian Whittle 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.

Leisure Trusts (Financial Position)

Brian Whittle made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 September 2020

5. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that several of Scotland’s leisure trusts, which operate sports and other leisure facilities, are close to financial collapse. (S5F-04384)"

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Migration and Care Workers

Brian Whittle made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "In a debate that has the potential to see members across the chamber disagree with each other in fairly strong terms, I am going to break with convention and start by discussing issues on which I believe we can all agree…

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Brian Whittle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I, too, thank Ruth Maguire for securing time in the chamber to debate a really important subject. As Ruth Maguire said, suicide and suicide prevention is such an emotive subject…

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Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Brian Whittle made 12 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 15 September 2020

Brian Whittle: "What assessment has been made of the indirect health impacts of Covid-19 and the lockdown…

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Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 12) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/271)

Brian Whittle made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 15 September 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Can you clarify whether the Scottish Government is receiving different advice, or whether it has set different criteria, as to which countries to exempt?"

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Votes

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Brian Whittle 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.

S5O-04575 - Unanswered

02 September 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential benefits of improving transport infrastructure in south west Scotland."

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S5W-30782 - Answered

17 July 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to promote local food production following the COVID-19 outbreak."

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S5W-30885 - Answered

22 July 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international supply chains, what action it is taking to encourage and increase the manufacturing of medical devices and PPE in Scotland, and what analysis it has carried out of (a) the potential economic impact of such an approach and…

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S5O-04502 - Unanswered

12 August 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the contribution that the internal market makes to levels of employment in Scotland."

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S5W-30783 - Answered

17 July 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to take steps to review its procurement tendering practices to ensure that ingredient origin is accounted for in local buying."

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