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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Christine Grahame

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for South of Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Christine Grahame

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5729
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

46 High Street
Galashiels
TD1 1SE

Phone: 01896 759575
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Christine is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Christine has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Christine does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Christine has had 20 previous roles

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

31 October 2019 - 26 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Convener

21 March 2013 - 23 March 2016

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Convener

13 March 2013 - 21 March 2013

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Justice Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Member

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

30 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 13 September 2004

Health Committee

Convener

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Health Committee

Member

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

11 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Convener

11 September 2001 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

06 September 2001 - 11 September 2001

Justice 1 Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 06 September 2001

Justice 2 Committee

Member

01 December 1999 - 01 September 2001

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Christine'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 Christine Grahame. The date of their initial statement was 23 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Christine Grahame 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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Christine Grahame made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Christine Grahame): "I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus, and I ask that members take care to observe those measures over the course of this afternoon’s business, including when entering and exiting the chamber. The next item of business is a statement by Fergus Ewing on providing financial…

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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Christine Grahame made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Christine Grahame): "As no members appear to want to sit on the front benches, apart from the Government front benches, I will proceed…

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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

Christine Grahame made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Christine Grahame): "The next item of business is a debate on motion S5M-22115, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. 17:09"

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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Christine Grahame made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Christine Grahame): "The next item of business is stage 3 proceedings on the Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill. In dealing with the amendment, members should have the bill as amended at stage 2—that is, SP Bill 57A—and the marshalled list…

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Covid-19 (Support Grant)

Christine Grahame made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

4. Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the economic impact on retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, what discussions the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the £51,000 rateable-value ceiling on eligibility for the £25,000 support grant. (S5O-04423)"

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Written questions

Written questions Christine Grahame 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-04423 - Unanswered

10 June 2020

Grahame, Christine: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the economic impact on retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, what discussions the economy secretary has had with the UK Government regarding the £51,000 rateable value ceiling on eligibility for the £25,000 support grant."

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S5W-27833 - Answered

10 March 2020

Grahame, Christine: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to introducing driver awareness courses as an alternative to penalty points for motoring offences at the lower end of culpability."

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S5W-27324 - Answered

06 February 2020

Grahame, Christine: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-15655 by Fergus Ewing on 1 May 2018, how many of the (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) pigs and (d) goats that were exported in 2018 for (i) slaughter, (ii) breeding and (iii) fattening/production had (A) Northern Ireland, (B) the Republic of Ireland, (C) France, (D) Belgium, (E) Spain,…

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S5W-26335 - Answered

11 November 2019

Grahame, Christine: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the review of mineral permissions, which includes peat extraction, currently taking place every 15 years, what its position is on whether this should be shortened, given changing attitudes to the importance of peat to the environment and habitats."

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S5O-03807 - Unanswered

14 November 2019

Grahame, Christine: "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, with reference to its policy that does not permit parliamentary-funded publications to be issued within three months of a UK parliamentary general election or referendum, and, in light of the frequency of such events since 2015, whether it plans to revise its rules in this regard."

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