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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

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.

[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.

Meat Processing Facilities

Emma Harper made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

5. Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what guidance the Scottish Government has provided to meat processing facilities to ensure the health and safety of their workforce, in light of recent closures of such facilities across the United Kingdom due to large numbers of staff being diagnosed with Covid-19. (S5F-04246)"

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Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Emma Harper made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Is the cabinet secretary concerned that the UK Government’s reluctance to extend the transition period in the current challenging circumstances places an unnecessary burden on Scottish farmers…

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Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food and Drink (Impact of Covid-19)

Emma Harper made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 24 June 2020

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Thank you, convener. I found the NFU Scotland submission very helpful, but I will not talk too much about it; I will go straight to my question…

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Education Recovery

Emma Harper made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Have any local authorities, such as Dumfries and Galloway council, held conversations with the Scottish Government regarding the process for utilising additional council or third sector buildings for educational purposes, in order to allow an increased number of young people to receive face-to-face learning where appropriate?"

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Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Emma Harper made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 23 June 2020

Emma Harper: "Good morning, cabinet secretary and witnesses. I thank you for the work that you have done so far. I am interested in the process for raising public awareness of self-referral and signposting services…

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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-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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S5O-04428 - Unanswered

10 June 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to young people and parents across Dumfries and Galloway to assist with education at home during the COVID-19 lockdown."

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S5W-29719 - Answered

08 June 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on the advice given to people who are shielding."

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S5W-29638 - Answered

03 June 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps have been taken to minimise the risk of COVID-19 being transmitted in hospitals, and what reports it has received regarding such incidents."

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S5O-04410 - Unanswered

03 June 2020

Harper, Emma: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the process through which people with complex medical conditions are treated when they are taken into police or prison custody."

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