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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

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 5 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

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

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

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: 24 February 2021

Young Person’s Guarantee

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary will be aware of the United Kingdom Government’s kickstart programme, which is available across the whole UK…

Chamber meeting date: 23 February 2021

Covid-19

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Coming out of lockdown will inevitably focus attention on the deterioration of the country’s mental health, which was already in crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Independence Referendum (Resourcing)

7. Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the financial and personnel resources required to conduct a second independence referendum. (S5O-05039)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Men’s Sheds Movement

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "I am delighted to speak in the debate and I add my thanks to my colleague Maurice Corry for bringing it to the chamber and allowing us to discuss men’s sheds. Many members have, I am sure, visited men’s sheds in our communities…

Chamber meeting date: 17 February 2021

QCovid Risk Assessment Tool (Shielding)

Brian Whittle (South Scotland) (Con): "Does the Scottish Government plan to utilise the QCovid risk prediction model that has been developed by the University of Oxford to expand the criteria for those who are placed on the shielding list?"

Votes

How Brian Whittle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Brian Whittle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 64 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24192

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 22, 2021

Supported by: Michael Matheson
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 64 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24192

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 22, 2021

Supported by: Michael Matheson
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24165

Doing Politics Differently – the Report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

Submitted by: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Jenny Gilruth
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Result 89 for, 0 against, 29 abstained, 11 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. S5O-05039

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment is has made of the financial and personnel resources required to conduct a second independence referendum."

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."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 4 February 2021

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."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 29 January 2021

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."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 29 January 2021

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-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 26 January 2021

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