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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Joan McAlpine

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Joan McAlpine

Contact details

Contact online

Website: joanmcalpine.com

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6885
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Joan is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Joan has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Joan does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Joan has had 13 previous roles

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

07 September 2016 - 13 December 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

03 April 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

24 June 2011 - 09 January 2015

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

03 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 03 April 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 03 April 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Joan'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 Joan McAlpine. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

From February 2012 until 14 August 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Scottish Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I earned £400 per column, a total of £20,000 per annum, for this work. [Amended interest 14 September 2017]

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 a trustee and chairperson of the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, a charity devoted to safeguarding and promoting Ellisland Farm near Dumfries. This position is not remunerated. [Registered 10 February 2020]

I occasionally write freelance journalism but have received no remuneration for this since 2017, when my regular column with the Daily Record ceased. {Amended interest 16 April 2020]

I was a trustee of The George Wylie Foundation, a registered charity. This position was not remunerated. [Amended interest 30 March 2020, Ceased interest 30 March 2020

Recent Activity

What was said

What Joan McAlpine 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: 21 January 2021

Rural Economy (Impact of European Union Exit)

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "The Northern Ireland protocol has undoubtedly made trade with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland much more complex and costly. The cabinet secretary mentioned the problems that are being faced by sheep farmers…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Tourism Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

The Convener (Joan McAlpine): "Good morning, and welcome to the first meeting in 2021 of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee. We have received apologies from Dean Lockhart and Ross Greer…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Scottish Government Reports

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of written biannual updates from the Scottish Government in relation to a range of European Union issues—namely, the one-plus-two languages policy, horizon 2020, and the European social fund and European regional development fund. Members have a copy of the updates in their meeting papers. Do members have any…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vaccination Plan

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "The JCVI’s advice on vaccination priorities says that the clinically extremely vulnerable group of younger adults will be vaccinated as part of group 4, at the same time as the over-70s…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Click and Collect (Restrictions)

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "The click-and-collect measures that the First Minister announced today are difficult but necessary…

Votes

How Joan McAlpine has voted in Parliament

Find out how Joan McAlpine has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Joan McAlpine 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-34594

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether frontline health care staff in each NHS board area who work in private practices will receive their COVID-19 vaccination at the same time as NHS health care workers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33755

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the £500 bonus scheme for NHS and social care workers is being extended to those who live in Scotland but are employed by NHS trusts in northern England."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33756

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the £500 bonus scheme for NHS and social care workers will apply to people who are employed on zero-hours contracts."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33340

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on extending householder responsibility to ensure that waste is disposed of legally."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33341

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is consider introducing further punitive action that can be taken against illegal waste carriers."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33337

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will deliver its national flytipping strategy."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33335

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on establishing a national flytipping database that will include information about incidents on private land and published annually."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33339

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what urgent assistance it provides to land managers when responding to flytipping incidents of a hazardous nature."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33336

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is implementing to deal with flytipping."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33338

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it provides to (a) local authorities to assist land managers in cleaning up and disposing flytipped waste and (b) SEPA and the Police to investigate and convict flytippers."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

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