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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

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 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]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 28 August 2019]

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.

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.

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

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

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 26 September 2019]

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.

United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (Discussions)

Colin Beattie made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

2. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "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. (S5O-04690)"

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Energy Inquiry

Colin Beattie made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "As a member of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in this debate on the important subject of energy and the energy transition…

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Reunification of Germany (30th Anniversary)

Colin Beattie made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I am delighted to have the opportunity to debate such an important topic, commemorating an event that brought unity and peace to our continent 30 years ago and changed Europe for the better. I am the convener of the cross-party group on Germany…

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“The 2018/19 audit of NHS Highland”

Colin Beattie made 9 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 08 October 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "First, I note that the Audit Scotland report is almost a year old, and the data and information in it is well over a year old, so a great deal of updating is needed. However, it contains a few items that are worth picking up on…

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Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Colin Beattie made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 06 October 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I want to focus a little bit on modern apprenticeships. We have seen a fairly dramatic drop of about 80 per cent in the number of people starting apprenticeships during the past seven months…

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Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 Colin Beattie in Parliament

Find out what motions Colin Beattie has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22911

30th Anniversary of German Reunification

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22647

A68 Reopened in Impressive Time

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22724

Fifth Anniversary of the Borders Railway

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22610

Scotland Rugby's New President, Ian Barr

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22746

MYPAS Awarded Funds from BBC Children in Need

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-32397 - Unanswered

08 October 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5O-04648 - Unanswered

23 September 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5W-31413 - Answered

25 August 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5W-31412 - Answered

25 August 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5W-30338 - Answered

30 June 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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