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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

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 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 7 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 2017 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public 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 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]

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: 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…

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…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Flood Prevention Measures (Lothian)

3. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support flood prevention measures in Lothian. (S5O-04915)"

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-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

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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. S5W-34385

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to mainland Scotland moving from Level 4 restrictions to a temporary lockdown, and in anticipation of potential measures from the UK Government to restrict international travel, whether it plans to reassess its position on providing financial support for aviation-related businesses, such as short and…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34617

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to concerns regarding the closure of swimming pools under the latest COVID-19 restrictions from people who are only able to exercise through swimming, rather than walking, such as some people with arthritis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34611

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32711 by Jeane Freeman on 9 November 2020, whether a timetable has been agreed for the publication of the report by the Junior Doctors' 48-hour Expert Working Group."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34008

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33505 by Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020, whether it has taken over responsibility for any Hospedia contracts that previously had been agreed between NHS boards and that company since May 2016 and, if so, how many and for what reason, also broken down by the date of the…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34487

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which business support funds are available for wholesale bakeries that are dependent on the hospitality and tourism supply chains."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34484

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to concerns that bakeries in the hospitality and tourism supply chains have received no business support during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34485

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) wholesale bakeries and (b) food manufacturers have accessed support from the Scottish Food and Drink Wholesale Resilience Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34426

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the latest COVID-19 restrictions, what new support it plans to provide to betting shops and the betting sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34383

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether IVF treatment services can continue under the current COVID-19 restrictions and, if so, to what extent."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04915

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support flood prevention measures in Lothian."

Awaiting answer

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