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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Miles Briggs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Miles Briggs

Contact details

Contact online

Website: milesbriggs.scot

Twitter: @milesbriggsmsp

Facebook: Miles's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5945
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

29 Roseburn Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5NQ

Phone: 0131 337 9764
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Miles is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Miles is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Miles has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Vice Chair

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 3 previous roles

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

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Miles'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 Miles Briggs. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590. [Registered 10 May 2017]

On 22 September 2018 I and a guest attended the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse as guests of William Hill (a betting and gambling company of Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TP). The value of the gift was £325 per person, the total was £650 for myself and my guest. [Registered 1 October 2018]

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590. [Registered 10 May 2017]

Overseas visits

From 5 to 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 30 October 2019]

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 Miles Briggs 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.

Delayed Operations (Waiting Times)

Miles Briggs made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

2. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to minimise waiting times for delayed operations. (S5O-04437)"

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Test and Protect

Miles Briggs made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "As of last night, over 452,000 tests that had been made available through the combined United Kingdom and Scottish Government facilities had not been utilised…

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Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Miles Briggs made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 23 June 2020

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "How will the Scottish Government ensure that people who have self-referred for a forensic medical examination have early access to advocacy?"

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Covid-19: Next Steps

Miles Briggs made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Dentists in more than half the dental practices in Scotland that have been surveyed fear that their practice will not survive the coronavirus crisis…

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Care Homes (Discharge from Hospital)

Miles Briggs made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The Edinburgh Evening News reports today on the case of my constituent Mr Rodger Laing, who—against the wishes of his family, with his power of attorney overruled—was transferred from Midlothian community hospital to a care home…

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Written questions

Written questions Miles Briggs 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-30095 - Answered

19 June 2020

Briggs, Miles: "To ask the Scottish Government how many neighbourhood watch schemes have been in operation in each year since 1999."

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S5W-28649 - Answered

22 April 2020

Briggs, Miles: "To ask the Scottish Government where each test centre in its COVID-19 community hub model is located, also broken down by the number of tests carried out."

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S5W-28581 - Answered

21 April 2020

Briggs, Miles: "To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to UK Government ministers regarding the screening of people entering Scotland at airports."

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S5W-30097 - Answered

19 June 2020

Briggs, Miles: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to help establish new neighbourhood watch schemes."

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S5W-28400 - Answered

14 April 2020

Briggs, Miles: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it will provide an update on efforts to reduce delayed discharge, and what the latest figures are for the number of delays."

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