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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kate Forbes

Scottish National Party

MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Kate Forbes

Contact details

Contact online

Website: kateforbes.scot

Twitter: @kateforbesmsp

Facebook: Kate's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at their Constituency

12 High Street
Dingwall
IV15 9RU

Phone: 01349 863 888
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Kate is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Kate is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kate has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Kate does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kate has had 9 previous roles

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

28 June 2018 - 18 February 2020

Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy

Scottish Government

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution

Scottish Government

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

07 November 2017 - 19 April 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kate'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 Kate Forbes. The date of their initial statement was 17 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 24 February 2018 I attended the Scotland v England match at Murrayfield as a guest of Liberty Steel (a steel manufacturer of Dalzell Works, Park Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PU) . The value of this was approximately £600. [Registered 27 March 2018]

Overseas visits

On 21 to 24 October 2019 I travelled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA to give several lectures at the University of the North Carolina. The costs of the visit were approximately £1,200 and were met by Scottish Heritage USA (an organisation that recognises and enhances the original bonds of ancestral and national character among the peoples of Scotland and North America of 315 North Page Road, Building 2, Suite 10, Pinehurst, NC 28370). [Registered 16 November 2019]

From 9 to 18 February 2018 I was part of a Tearfund humanitarian delegation travelling to Nepal to learn how projects in relation to child trafficking, earthquake relief and flood prevention are transforming lives. The costs of the visit amounted to £1,700 and were met by Tearfund Scotland (a Christian charity of 29 Canal St, Glasgow G4 0AD). [Registered 3 March 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Kate Forbes 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.

Provisional Outturn 2019-20

Kate Forbes made 15 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "I welcome the opportunity to update the Parliament on the provisional budget outturn for the financial year 2019-20…

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Covid-19 Fiscal Implications

Kate Forbes made 10 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 16 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Covid-19 has presented Scotland, as it has much of the world, with twin economic and health crises. It has demanded a fiscal response that would have been unimaginable a few months ago…

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Tourism (Extended Support)

Kate Forbes made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 04 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "That is a critically important question. I recognise the devastating impact that the pandemic is having on our tourism sector. We have already put in place a package of support, which Willie Rennie will know about…

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Dental Practices (Funding)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 04 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "The Scottish Government is providing additional emergency funding to the national health service general dental services budget to support NHS dental practices for the temporary loss of patient contributions…

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United Kingdom Government (Covid-19 Funding Commitments)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 04 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "It goes without saying that it is vital that Scotland has absolute clarity and certainty about Covid-19 funding from the UK Government…

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Written questions

Written questions Kate Forbes 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-17196 - Answered

11 June 2018

Forbes, Kate: "To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure minimum disruption to travellers using the A9 during works to lay fibre optic cabling alongside the road."

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S5W-17000 - Answered

31 May 2018

Forbes, Kate: "To ask the Scottish Government what impact Brexit will have on protecting the designation, exports and global reputation of Scotch whisky."

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S5O-02235 - Answered

06 June 2018

Forbes, Kate: "To ask the Scottish Government what support is provided to pregnant mothers who receive a pre-natal diagnosis of foetal disability."

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S5W-17006 - Answered

31 May 2018

Forbes, Kate: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the First Minister's visit to Brussels on 28 May 2018."

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S5W-16831 - Answered

22 May 2018

Forbes, Kate: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the implementation of the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group's recommendation of a three-phase approach to the regulation of cosmetic interventions."

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