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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.

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

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

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

17 November 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport 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

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]

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.

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 December 2019]

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.

Voluntary

[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]

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]

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.

Youth Guarantee and Kickstart (Collaboration)

Brian Whittle made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

2. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding a potential collaboration between its youth guarantee initiative and the UK kickstart scheme. (S5O-04778)"

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Covid-19 (Roll-out of Testing Programme)

Brian Whittle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I would like some clarification of the cabinet secretary’s answer to Donald Cameron’s question…

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Supply and Demand for Medicines

Brian Whittle made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to close the debate for the Scottish Conservatives. The Health and Sport Committee’s report is comprehensive and raises issues of which the Scottish Government should take cognisance, many of which members have raised in the debate…

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Social Care Inquiry

Brian Whittle made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 24 November 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I want to ask about innovation and flexibility, which the pandemic has highlighted…

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Covid Vaccine

Brian Whittle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "In a call last week, the cabinet secretary and I discussed the practicalities of delivering a population-wide vaccine. I know that she recognises the need to ensure that the public understand the realities of the vaccination process…

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Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Brian Whittle in Parliament

Find out what motions Brian Whittle has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23426

Signing of the Ayrshire Growth Deal

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22963

World Arthritis Day 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22012

Charity and Businesses Team Up to Deliver Thousands of Meals

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21879

Resumption of Some Non-contact Sports

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22639

Remembering Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery Disaster

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-33413 - Unanswered

20 November 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 20 September 2020, £1…

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S5O-04778 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding a potential collaboration between its Youth Guarantee initiative and the UK Kickstart Scheme."

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S5W-33243 - Unanswered

13 November 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there are no patients among the 50 members of its Mobilisation Recovery Group."

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S5O-04763 - Unanswered

11 November 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the impact of the repeated postponement of court proceedings on the mental health of alleged victims, particularly of sexual crimes."

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S5W-32885 - Unanswered

28 October 2020

Whittle, Brian: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that everyone has equitable access to health care, no matter where they live."

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