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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

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 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

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]

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]

[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.

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2021

Home Schooling (Support for Teachers)

4. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it has put in place to help teachers to deliver home schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04964)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2021

Prioritising Covid-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "A fanatic is someone who cannot change their mind and will not change the subject. The SNP will clearly never take a referendum result against independence as the settled will of the Scottish people…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2021

Covid-19

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "As more of the most vulnerable people are vaccinated, that will have an effect on the need for restrictions…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2021

University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill: Stage 1

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am very pleased to close the debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives and as a member of the Health and Sport Committee. I would like to start by reflecting comments that Liz Smith and others have made about how pertinent the bill is…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Vaccinator Training

6. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to make the training of vaccinators as streamlined as possible. (S5F-04746)"

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23958

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23958.3

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Jeane Freeman, Jenny Gilruth, Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

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.

Question ref. S5W-34788

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to expand the provision of weight management services."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34787

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to address obesity as an inter-generational issue among families."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04988

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to combat loneliness among older people during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34785

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support the maintenance of long-term weight loss among people who are obese."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34784

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made an assessment of the prevalence of adult obesity since it published its strategy, A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34783

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in the delivery of its strategy, A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, and what plans are in place to ensure that its commitments are met."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34749

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on delivering a long-term solution to the ongoing environmental issues at Tarbolton Moss Landfill."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34746

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress it has made on securing a buyer for Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, and when it expects to be in a position to complete a sale."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04964

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it has put in place to help teachers deliver home schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34175

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the long-term impact of medicines prioritised during the response to COVID-19 for people with a cancer diagnosis who have been prescribed continuous treatments, that do not offer patients time off from their treatment and therefore impact their quality of life."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 January 2021

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