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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 22 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 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

Member

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

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 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.

I am President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 9 December 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 9 December 2019]

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]

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.

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

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, 15 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 64 for, 35 against, 30 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 9 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22800

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 114 for, 1 against, 14 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 89 for, 28 against, 12 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Emma Harper in Parliament

Find out what motions Emma Harper has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22814

The BREATH Project

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22788

Dumfries and Galloway's Ann Hill's Charity Efforts

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22712

Kirkcudbright Coronavirus Community Help

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22745

International World Patient Safety Day

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22718

Asthma UK Annual Survey

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-31169 - Answered

12 August 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation and use of the Safety Huddle Template in care homes across Scotland."

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S5O-04487 - Unanswered

12 August 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the South West Scotland Transport Study."

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S5O-04482 - Unanswered

05 August 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to tourism businesses involved in the organising, planning and hosting of weddings in Dumfries and Galloway and other rural economies that are reliant on the wedding industry."

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S5W-30451 - Answered

03 July 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on publishing validated statistics regarding hospital-onset COVID-19 cases in Scotland."

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S5W-30112 - Answered

19 June 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on NHS boards’ plans to resume services that were paused during the initial phase of the COVID-19 emergency."

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