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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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David Stewart

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

About David Stewart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5766
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness
IV2 3HD

Phone: 01463 716299
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

David is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

David has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

David does not have any party roles

Previous roles

David has had 37 previous roles

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

02 September 2019 - 28 April 2020

Party Spokesperson on Eradication of Poverty and Social Inequality

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 11 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 11 January 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2016 - 08 January 2018

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

25 June 2015 - 26 January 2016

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Highlands and Islands

Scottish Labour

17 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Member

25 May 2011 - 09 January 2015

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Conveners Group

Member

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Convener

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 2009 - 22 March 2011

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

16 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

27 January 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

13 April 2010 - 27 July 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

18 March 2010 - 13 April 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Member

08 December 2009 - 09 April 2010

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Convener

26 November 2009 - 08 December 2009

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Member

03 December 2008 - 22 January 2009

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

13 November 2008 - 03 December 2008

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

13 December 2007 - 16 September 2008

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

13 December 2007 - 16 September 2008

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

David'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 David Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post is unpaid, but the intern receives a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,150.

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021. The value of the material support provided to me is £6,600. The costs of this support are met by CARE ((Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF). [Registered 30 September 2020]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a board member of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. [Registered 9 January 2019]

I am an unremunerated Director of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Trust.

I am a member of UNISON.

Recent Activity

What was said

What David Stewart 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.

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 11) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/3)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you, convener—I have no relevant interests to declare. My first question, which is on the protection from evictions, is for the cabinet secretary…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Access to Justice (PE1695)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you very much, convener. I thank all members of the committee for allowing me to speak again in support of petition PE1695 and for taking me early. I am a substitute on the COVID-19 Committee today, so I have to disappear very quickly…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

A82 (Upgrade) (PE1846)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I thank the Public Petitions Committee for allowing me to support the petition to upgrade the A82. I also congratulate Louise Glen from the Inverness Courier on her initiative on the issue…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Sports Clubs and other Local Recreational Facilities)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I welcome all our witnesses. George Adam touched on my question…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Covid-19 (Loneliness and Social Isolation)

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I, too, congratulate Rachael Hamilton on securing this important members’ business debate and on the quality and depth of her speech. Social isolation recognises no age, class or gender…

Votes

How David Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Stewart 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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions David Stewart 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. S5W-34228

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will provide a substantive answer to question S5W-33791, which received a holding response on 18 December 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33873

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) NHS Highland and (b) HMRC regarding compensation payments for people who have been bullied being tax free."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33872

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of The Healing Process, the initiative set up in response to bullying and harassment at NHS Highland, in light of reported complaints regarding compensation payments being taxed at source."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32547

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has decided not to advise people who were on the shielding list to start to shield again, in light of a number having to attend their workplaces at a time when the rate of COVID-19 infection is rising…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34075

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the £20 million loan funding for Scottish Premiership football clubs will be made available, and what the process will be for eligible clubs to apply."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34076

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the £10 million in grants for football clubs in leagues outwith the Scottish Premiership will be made available; how this will be split between leagues, and what the process will be for eligible clubs to apply."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04859

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its preparations for the end of the Brexit transition period."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33791

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32623 by Jeane Freeman on 9 November 2020, when the Short Life Working Group set up by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) to consider the evidence surrounding the efficacy of “air cleaning” devices will next meet."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32862

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-25788 by Paul Wheelhouse on 8 November 2019, when it plans to start working with trade unions organising Scotland’s ferry workers to build the legal case for making a direct award of the next Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract to an in-house operator."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 3 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33199

Asked by: Stewart, David, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding it has provided to Serco NorthLink Ferries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact this has had on subsidy levels in its (a) 2012-20 and (b) current contract for Northern Isles Ferry Services."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 30 November 2020

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