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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Beattie

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Colin Beattie

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @uartlach

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6373
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

164 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY

Phone: 0131 4540204
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Colin is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Chair

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 10 previous roles

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

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

13 September 2017 - 24 May 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

29 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2011 - 29 June 2011

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Beattie. The date of their initial statement was 17 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

[Ceased Interest removed from entry: 9 July 2019]

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own a 50% share in a commercial property in Fife with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 from which I receive a 50% share of gross income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 28 August 2019]

Interest in shares

I am an unremunerated director of, and own 50% of the issued share capital of, Ben Sheann Enterprises Limited. [Amended interest 05 October 2017]

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.

I am Honorary Vice President of the Edinburgh Kevock Choir. I receive no remuneration for this role.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 26 September 2019]

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Beattie 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.

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Chair (Colin Beattie): "Good morning, and welcome to the first meeting in 2021 of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit. We have received apologies from Alison Johnstone. I welcome Jenny Marra back to the commission and I thank Anas Sarwar for his work with the SCPA…

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Spring Budget Revision 2020-21 (Budget Adjustment)

The Chair: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of Audit Scotland’s 2020-21 budget adjustment to the spring budget revision. Members have copies of the spring budget revision and budget adjustment in their meeting papers…

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Spring Budget Revision 2020-21 (International Accounting Standard 19: Pension Costs)

The Chair: "Agenda item 3 is on Audit Scotland’s spring budget revision 2020-21 and how it relates to pension costs. Members have a copy of the budget revision in their papers, and we have the same witnesses that we had for the previous agenda item…

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Budget Proposal 2021-22

The Chair: "Agenda item 4 is Audit Scotland’s budget proposal for 2021-22. Members have a copy of the budget proposal in their papers, and we have the same witnesses for this agenda item…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Fly-tipping

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "What preparation is under way to ensure that our waste sector can continue to operate during this second national lockdown, which is so important to us in stopping the spread of Covid, protecting our national health service and saving lives?"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Colin Beattie 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-04833

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it is providing to the holiday accommodation sector regarding the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33363

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on replacing the European structural funds that will be lost to Scotland as a result of leaving the EU."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32397

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider putting in place a regular COVID-19 testing regime for home carers in order to prevent house-to-house transmission, in light of the stricter measures already in place for care home staff."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 9 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04690

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the timeline for the draft consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04648

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether an up-to-date impact assessment on Scottish tax revenues post-COVID-19 and post-Brexit has been prepared."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31412

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to the residents of Fala and Fala Dam who have been affected by flooding following recent extreme weather."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 2 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31413

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to people in Pathhead, Fala and Fala Dam who have had no access to public transport following the closure of the A68 due to a landslide."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 2 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30338

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reopen (a) swimming pools, (b) therapy pools and (c) gyms for people dependent on these to help deal with medical conditions."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 24 July 2020

Question ref. S5O-04419

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact of Brexit on EU-UK relations, in light of concerns that any breakdown could have a detrimental impact, including in Scotland, on the response to issues such as the COVID-19 crisis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04375

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what projection it has made of the estimated tax shortfall for the current financial year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak."

Awaiting answer

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