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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Linda Fabiani

Scottish National Party

MSP for East Kilbride (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Linda Fabiani

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @LindaFabianiSNP

Facebook: Linda's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 01355 232800
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

1/3 Strathmore House
East Kilbride
G74 1LF

Phone: 01355 232800
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Linda is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Architecture and the Built Environment

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Consumer Protection for Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Linda has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Linda does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Linda has had 33 previous roles

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

06 February 2019 - 20 February 2019

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2011 - 19 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

29 October 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

23 October 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 18 September 2012

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

21 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

09 June 2011 - 21 June 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 July 2009 - 22 March 2011

Scotlands Futures Forum

Director

26 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

12 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Finance Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 10 February 2009

Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture

Scottish Government

30 May 2003 - 02 April 2007

Parliamentary Bureau

Substitute Member

27 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Conveners Group

Member

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

06 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Art Advisory Group

Member

18 March 2005 - 02 April 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Member

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

27 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

15 September 2005 - 27 September 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

Communities Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 18 March 2005

Standards Committee

Member

13 June 2000 - 06 October 2004

Holyrood Progress Group

Member

03 September 2003 - 29 September 2004

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Public Petitions Committee

Member

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish National Party

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

02 November 2000 - 06 September 2001

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Transport and the Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Linda'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 Linda Fabiani. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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 am a patron of the Peru Support Group.

On 23 October 2017 I received 3 bottles of Barclays Extra Special Old Blended Scotch Whisky from Campbell Meyer in East Kilbride. The value of this gift was around £45, £15 per bottle. I intend to donate these to local charity events. [Registered 23 October 2017]

I am an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland.

I am a patron of the East Kilbride and District Crime Prevention Panel.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 January 2018]

I am a patron of the Strathaven Fair Trade Group

Biography

Overview

I've been in Parliament since "day one" of 1999, and it's a huge privilege to represent East Kilbride. Before being elected, I worked in community-based housing associations in Glasgow, Clydebank, and Isle of Bute. I was also the Director of the East Kilbride Housing Association. So, I've been lucky to have two very interesting careers.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

When Scotland voted for our Parliament to reconvene, I believed MSPs should come from many walks of life and bring different experiences. I was passionate that women be well represented. That's why I stood for election. Party pals told me to "put my money where my mouth is". I'm glad I did. Over the years I've had the honour of representing Central Scotland and East Kilbride.

My career in housing involved public engagement and trying to help folk out where I could. Being an MSP is an extension of that. Community representation is the most enjoyable part of the job.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Linda Fabiani 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.

Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Linda Fabiani made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Linda Fabiani): "We move to the open debate. Speeches should be four minutes, please. 15:54"

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Economic Recovery

Linda Fabiani made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Linda Fabiani): "From which member?"

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Linda Fabiani made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 22 June 2020

The Convener (Linda Fabiani): "Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the second meeting in 2020 of the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints…

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Approach to the Committee’s Inquiry

Linda Fabiani made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 22 June 2020

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is the approach to the committee’s inquiry…

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Constitution, Europe and External Affairs

Linda Fabiani made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Linda Fabiani): "I call members back together for the commencement of business. The next item of business is portfolio questions, starting with questions on the constitution, Europe and external affairs. I remind members that questions 1 and 5 are grouped together…

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Written questions

Written questions Linda Fabiani 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-27122 - Answered

23 January 2020

Fabiani, Linda: "To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of school leavers in each of the last five years who then set up their own business, and whether this is recorded as a positive destination."

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S5O-04080 - Unanswered

22 January 2020

Fabiani, Linda: "To ask the Scottish Government what involvement it has in UK-EU talks."

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S5W-26967 - Answered

14 January 2020

Fabiani, Linda: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that it will ensure that representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive will be "invited to be part of the UK delegation in any meetings of the UK-EU Specialised or Joint Committees discussing…

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S5W-26966 - Answered

14 January 2020

Fabiani, Linda: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the report by the Institute for Government, Getting Brexit Done, which argues that the UK Government must involve the Scottish Government in its Brexit negotiations to “properly reflect” Scotland's interests."

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S5W-26968 - Answered

14 January 2020

Fabiani, Linda: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that "as part of wider work examining funding options to support preparedness for entering new trading arrangements with the [EU] and support for businesses, [it] will engage specifically with the [Northern Ireland]…

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