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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 10 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 Fishing

Member

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

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 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 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

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]

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.

Third Sector Resilience Fund

Joan McAlpine made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

7. Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how many organisations in South Scotland have received support from the third sector resilience fund. (S5O-04450)"

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Tourism (Covid-19 Impact)

Joan McAlpine made 12 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 25 June 2020

The Convener (Joan McAlpine): "Welcome to the 16th meeting of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee and our seventh remote meeting. I have apologies from Ross Greer, and am pleased to welcome Patrick Harvie as a substitute member today…

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Negotiation of the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom Government

Joan McAlpine made 17 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 25 June 2020

The Convener: "The next item of business is an evidence session on the negotiations on the future relationship between the European Union and the UK Government…

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Covid-19: Next Steps

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "Will the First Minister confirm that all the changes that she mentioned in her statement apply across the whole country, including islands and remote rural areas…

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Brexit (Financial Services)

Joan McAlpine made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

7. Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to evidence submitted to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee stating that over 320 financial services firms have taken steps to relocate to Europe before the end of the Brexit transition period. (S5O-04418)"

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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.

S5W-28611 - Answered

21 April 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether an asymptomatic care worker who has not been tested can make an accurate assessment that they are not carrying COVID-19."

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S5O-04450 - Unanswered

17 June 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government how many organisations in South Scotland have received support from the Third Sector Resilience Fund."

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S5O-04418 - Unanswered

10 June 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to evidence submitted to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee stating that over 320 financial services firms have taken steps to relocate to Europe before the end of the Brexit transition period."

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S5W-28615 - Answered

21 April 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has reportedly not instructed care workers who come within two metres of a vulnerable person to wear a protective mask in every instance, given that the rest of the population are obliged to stay two metres apart from each other in light of the COVID-19 outbreak."

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S5W-28618 - Answered

21 April 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government whether a vulnerable cared-for person, or their guardian if they do not have capacity, has a right to demand that the person caring for them wears a protective mask in response to the COVID-19 outbreak."

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