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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

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

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Scottish Government

19 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute 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.

European Union Funding (Replacement)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "We have had little meaningful engagement across a number of programmes, including fisheries, structural funds and competitive programmes such as Erasmus plus and horizon Europe…

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Economic Recovery (Funding Support)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Ahead of the UK spending review last week, I wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to stress the importance of delivering a fiscal stimulus package that will support businesses and households while regenerating the economy…

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Project Funding (Lothian)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Supporting people and jobs is at the heart of our pandemic response. The four Lothian councils have been allocated an additional £70 million to help meet the challenges posed by Covid, plus a further £162 million to support local businesses…

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Enterprise Agencies (Funding)

Kate Forbes made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "Throughout the course of the pandemic, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise have reprioritised activity to help businesses and communities and support economic recovery in their respective areas and regions. As a result of additional funding made available by the Scottish Government, more than £144…

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Strategic Framework Business Fund

Kate Forbes made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance (Kate Forbes): "The support package offered through the Scottish strategic framework business fund is available to all eligible businesses from 2 November and will continue to be made available indefinitely while levels remain under review…

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Votes

How Kate Forbes has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kate Forbes has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Kate Forbes in Parliament

Find out what motions Kate Forbes has submitted recently.

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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