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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 does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 8 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

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

29 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute 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]

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]

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.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 26 September 2019]

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

Biography

Overview

I became the MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh in 2011. Before that I spent more than 30 years working in the banking sector in Asia and London. I've also been a Midlothian councillor. I was born in Forfar and following many years of living around the world, I made Dalkeith my home.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

I got into politics because I have a passion for helping people, and I believed the people of Midlothian deserved more from their local politicians. I wanted to work hard in the constituency to create jobs and support young people in receiving training and education that leads to employment.

I want to help local businesses grow and promote the potential of Midlothian North and Musselburgh. I'm interested in working to achieve a stronger and more prosperous 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.

Audit Scotland (Impact of Covid-19)

Colin Beattie made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Good morning, Auditor General. In March and May, we discussed with you the performance audit reports that you were planning to publish, and what might happen to them…

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Key Audit Themes

Colin Beattie made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

Colin Beattie: "Thank you for your insights, Auditor General. It is clear that there are a lot of challenges ahead for all of us. I want to return to the theme of internal audit, which I have raised with you on quite a number of occasions…

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Coaches and Personal Trainers

Colin Beattie made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Will the First Minister advise whether consideration is being given to allowing coaches and personal trainers to work with more than two households a day, when physical distancing can be maintained, given that so many people depend on those professions for their income?"

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Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Colin Beattie made 20 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 23 June 2020

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "This question might be for Claire Mack. How long, on average, might it take to recover the capital costs from a heat network, which is the point at which a transfer competition could take place?"

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Interests

Colin Beattie made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Meeting of the Commission - 22 June 2020

The Chair (Colin Beattie): "Good afternoon, and welcome to the second meeting in 2020 of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit. I ask members and witnesses to be concise and to the point. We have received apologies from Alison Johnstone MSP…

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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.

S5O-04419 - Unanswered

10 June 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5O-04375 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Beattie, Colin: "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."

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S5O-04358 - Unanswered

20 May 2020

Beattie, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government what extra support it is giving to councils in less wealthy areas to assist with their response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in light of figures suggesting that people in the most deprived areas are twice as likely to die from the virus."

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S5W-28082 - Answered

25 March 2020

Beattie, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to extend business rates relief to producers, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses."

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S5W-27597 - Answered

25 February 2020

Beattie, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities have included the provision of youth shelters in their antisocial behaviour strategy."

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