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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Emma Harper

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Emma Harper

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6965
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Unit 7
Loreburne Centre
High Street
Dumfries
DG1 2BD

Phone: 01387 255334
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is a member of 23 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 Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dyslexia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Racial Equality

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Emma does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Emma does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Emma has had 8 previous roles

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

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity

Scottish Government

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 07 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Emma'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 Emma Harper. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Prior to becoming an MSP in May 2016 I was a Band 6 Clinical (Nurse) Educator at NHS Dumfries and Galloway (of Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4EP). At the end of May 2016 I received a final salary of £1,900. In order to contribute to the requirements to retain my nursing license, I completed four nursing shifts as a Band 5 Staff Nurse as part of the Nurse Bank in July 2016. I received remuneration of between £501 and £1,000 for these shifts. [Amended interest 24 May 2017]

I am the proprietor, jointly with my husband, of the Ferintosh Guest House (of 30 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LX). I receive remuneration of between £2,001 and £3,000 per annum. I do not undertake any paid work for the guest house; it is managed by my husband with support from one part-time employee.

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

I am President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 9 December 2019]

I am President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

I received a gift of wellington boots and a duffle bag from Renewable Energy Services. The value of these gifts are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 22 August 2016]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 9 December 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Emma Harper 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.

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Managing Scotland’s Fisheries

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "This morning, I spoke to West Coast Sea Products in Kirkcudbright, which is a major scallop exporter and employer that now has to register to pay VAT in France as a result of Brexit…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Drug Deaths

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate and thank Monica Lennon for securing it…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Seafood Exporters (Brexit)

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Scottish seafood exporters are suffering a catastrophic collapse in their export businesses because of border chaos caused by Brexit. As we know, borders are a matter that is reserved to Westminster…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Rail Services

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I wish a good morning to our witnesses…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

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

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Good morning, everyone. I am interested in whether any witness has thought about cancelling or changing their membership for facilities or activities. Tom Brown said that the cost of running the bowling club for a year was £60,000…

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper 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 Emma Harper 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-33919

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to prioritise the recovery of cancer services that have been impacted by COVID-19."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33949

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent engagement it has had with Dumfries and Galloway Council regarding progressing the Waterfront, East Pier and Town Centre redevelopments in Stranraer."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04802

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting community organisations across Dumfries and Galloway to help the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33074

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last reviewed the role of clinical nurse specialists; what its findings were, and what future reviews it plans."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 20 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04795

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce in NHS Dumfries and Galloway an equivalent of the Highlands and Islands travel scheme, which allows patients to receive full, non-means tested reimbursement for travel for medical appointments over 30 miles."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33244

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS boards across Scotland to prioritise patients waiting for elective care."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32607

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of some people waiting up to five days for COVID-19 test results from the Lighthouse Labs Network, what plans it has to provide access to faster test results, including through NHS Scotland laboratories, for (a) NHS and (b) other frontline staff in order to reduce the length of time that such…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 9 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32920

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to add new conditions to the shielding list as new evidence arises."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04715

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Scotland Loves Local campaign will support and encourage community shopping."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32521

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on trades people’s ability to enter private homes, combined with loss of earnings, whether it will consider a one-year delay to the implementation of the amendment to the Housing (Scotland) Act (1987) that requires home owners to pay an average of £220 by…

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 27 October 2020

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