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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.

24 November 2016 - 20 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

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 Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

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 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]

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. [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 a member of the RNLI [Registered 16 September 2017]

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

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 Scotland.

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: 21 January 2021

Reduction in Criminal Trials (Support for Victims)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am very grateful, Presiding Officer. In September last year, the First Minister announced that a victim surcharge fund would open by the end of 2020, but we now know that it will not pay out a penny until March 2021…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in the debate…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary and, especially, the relevant agencies for their engagement on the matter. In my three minutes, I will argue against the motion and ask Parliament to give legislative consent…

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…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr 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-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 1 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

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

Result 0 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote

MSP voted against

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 abstained

Vote Passed

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-34698

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that, because of financial issues, Police Scotland might have to reduce numbers by around 4,000 officers and/or move them to civilian roles, and whether it will consider increasing Police Scotland's funding to prevent this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34729

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is being put in place for supply teachers during the current COVID-19 lockdown."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34685

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what relevant communications were listed in action 1b of the latest Victims' Taskforce workplan; how these were prioritised, and when it anticipates action 1b will be completed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34684

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what work has been completed to date on developing questionnaires to capture information about the experiences of witnesses, including children, at court; whether it considers it currently satisfies the reporting requirement of section 14 of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and, if not, when it anticipates being…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34683

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the review of government funding to support organisations outlined in the latest Victims’ Taskforce workplan will be completed, and what the scope of the review is."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34682

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it expects further engagement to take place following the publication of the consultation, Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Interventions for Victims of Domestic Abuse, as outlined in the next steps action 3e, in light of the latest Victims' Taskforce workplan referencing the date as "end 2019",…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34488

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it is providing to households that are undertaking home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34554

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Transforming Parole proposals allow victims to speak at parole hearings, and what the reasons are for the position on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34555

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether only victims registered with the Victim Notification Scheme will be able to observe parole hearings under the Transforming Parole proposals."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34551

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, for what reason the 2019-20 Scottish Prison Service (SPS) annual report did not record information regarding addiction prevalence testing and, if this information is no longer recorded, (a) for what reason the SPS reached this decision and (b) how the SPS will monitor the scale of drug misuse in prisons."

Awaiting answer

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