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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Liam Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Liam Kerr

Contact details

Contact online

Website: liamkerr.org.uk

Twitter: @kerr_liam

Facebook: Liam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6973
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Liam is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Liam is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

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 Rail

Deputy Convener

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

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liam does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liam has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 9 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

24 November 2016 - 20 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2019 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 18 January 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 24 November 2016

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Liam'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 Liam Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

I am a director and employee of Trinity Kerr Limited, (a provider of legal services, c/o Infinity Partnership, Aberdeen). From May 2016 until July 2016 I received a gross salary of between £1,001 and £2,000. From July 2016 I have received no salary from this company. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh. I estimate the value of the property to be between £150,001 and £200,000. The gross rental income from the property is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I hold ordinary shares in Trinity Kerr Limited, a provider of legal services, representing 100% of the issued share capital.

Voluntary

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland. [Registered 31 October 2016]

I am a supporter of the following charities: The Royal Yachting Association; The SOKO Fund, Lendwithcare.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am an ordinary member of the Caledonian Railway Association. [Registered 12 March 2019]

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

I own a small number of shares in Aberdeen Community Energy, a community group which has installed a community hydro-electric turbine in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen. I do not consider these shares to be above the threshold for registration. [Registered 31 October 2016]

I am registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the RNLI [Registered 16 September 2017]

I was a member of the Scottish Association of Landlords. [Registered 31 October 2016, Amended interest 10 March 2020, Ceased interest 2020]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Liam Kerr 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: 14 January 2021

Barnett Consequentials 2020-21 (Allocation)

2. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Barnett consequentials announced for 2020-21 it has formally allocated. (S5O-04906)"

Justice Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I wish to pick up on the lines of questioning from both John Finnie and the convener, sticking with the practicalities and the interrelationships between the DAPN and the DAPO…

Justice Committee meeting date: 22 December 2020

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, panel. I will direct my question to Dr Marsha Scott first. Other panel members can come in if they feel that they have something to contribute…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 17 December 2020

“The 2019/20 audit of the Scottish Police Authority”

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Thank you, convener—I am grateful to the committee for allowing me to attend, and to the Auditor General and the team for indulging me. I have just two questions, which rather wrap up some of the themes that we have explored today…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Liam Kerr 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-34000

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance on 9 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34255

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish its plan to vaccinate people (a) overall and (b) in high-risk groups against COVID-19 in the NHS Grampian region, and what the timescale will be."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34218

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the correct figure is for the percentage change in admonishments/discharges from November 2020 to the monthly average in 2019-20, in light of page 23 of the November Justice Analytics Report listing it as an 8% change but the number of admonishments displayed suggesting it should be a negative 8% change."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33440

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has identified a COVID-19 testing system for visitors to care homes and, if so, whether it is currently being tested at any care homes in Scotland."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33441

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when COVID-19 testing of visitors to care homes will be available in Scotland, in light of the UK Government currently trialling this in England with the aim to have it functioning by Christmas."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33646

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it expects Restitution Orders for attacks on police officers to be in force."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33342

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what safeguards have been put in place following the trial of giving police officers Naloxene kits, in light of safety concerns highlighted by the Scottish Police Federation."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 4 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33343

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33096 by Humza Yousaf on 16 November 2020, whether it considers that the response from the Interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service answered the question asked regarding when the Throughcare programme in prisons, which was suspended in July 2019, will recommence;…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33359

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will clarify the methodology of the daily and weekly update statistics published by the Scottish Prison Service regarding prisoners who either have COVID-19 or are self-isolating, in light of the daily update on 17 November 2020 stating that 38 people were self-isolating and the weekly update published on…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33398

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) victims’ right to review annual report for 2019-20 will be published."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 30 November 2020

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