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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 1 committee

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Miles has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 4 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Miles'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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank the MSPs who signed my motion, which led to my holding this members’ business debate…

Chamber meeting date: 28 January 2021

Budget 2021-22

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Many people who are watching will be incredibly worried about their jobs…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Sight Scotland Care Homes

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Sight Scotland has announced the proposed closure of Braeside house care home in Edinburgh and Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley. Braeside house care home currently supports 31 vulnerable blind and partially sighted residents in the capital…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Drugs Policy

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The First Minister said that she wants to see new and different treatments. Will the Scottish Government agree today to undertake an independent study of other treatments that are available, including neuro-electrical treatment…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "What impact has the delay had on other NHS Lothian infrastructure projects? Ministers recently told NHS Lothian that they will not provide the money for the replacement Princess Alexandra eye pavilion, for example…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24192

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 22, 2021

Supported by: Michael Matheson
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 64 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24165

Doing Politics Differently – the Report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

Submitted by: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Jenny Gilruth
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Result 89 for, 0 against, 29 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24165.2

Doing Politics Differently – the Report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24165.3

Doing Politics Differently – the Report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Result 87 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5O-05081

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the finance secretary will include funding for a replacement Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in its Budget for 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35498

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide information about the rationale for reaching its decisions in relation to the publication of evidence submitted to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35477

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support blood cancer patients in priority group 6 for the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, who are not being actively treated and have been advised by their consultants to shield."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35476

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the COVID-19 outcomes for blood cancer patients who (a) are and (b) are not receiving active treatment, and how this is reflected in vaccine priority groups and shielding policy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35412

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the forthcoming Respiratory Care Action Plan will highlight the role of third sector initiatives, such as Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Hospital to Home support service, in supporting people with lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and working in partnership with…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35413

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the revised Heart Disease Action Plan will recognise the role that the third sector has in supporting people with heart disease and providing support that can extend beyond NHS treatment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35303

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Police Scotland plans to increase the number of patrols around schools when pupils return to ensure that social distancing is maintained among adults congregating at drop-off and pick-up times and, if so, whether it will provide additional funding to support this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35241

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) whether and (b) how a person registered as a temporary patient with a GP will be contacted for a COVID-19 vaccination at the appropriate time for their risk group."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34888

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce mandatory palliative and end-of-life care training for all health and social care staff who work with terminally ill people, including care home staff."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34958

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many offers of support it has received from companies on matters relating to the COVID-19 pandemic since it began."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 February 2021

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