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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 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: 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)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vaccination Plan

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "It has been more than six weeks since I raised the case of Fred Banning with the First Minister, and I welcome the fact that she has now agreed to meet him…

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Unlike the first lockdown in March, this lockdown will be taking place over winter months…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Residential Drug Rehabilitation (Impacts)

1. Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Presiding Officer, I think that we are all in shock that you are giving us more time, but the season of good will seems to have reached the Parliament."

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I am pleased to take part in the stage 3 debate. I thank all those organisations that have provided useful briefings for today’s debate and earlier stages of the bill’s consideration…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

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-34304

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33904 by Ben Macpherson on 22 December 2020, how many betting shops received support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the (a) small business grant and (b) 100% rates relief that was referred to."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33937

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the First Minister referred to the imminence of Christmas as a factor only in relation to Edinburgh's COVID-19 restriction level during her statement on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c. 11)."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33936

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it made the decision to add the imminence of Christmas as a factor in determining COVID-19 restriction levels for local authorities; what modelling it did regarding the imminence of Christmas in each area, and whether it will publish this."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33935

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33905

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether some betting shops have been excluded from receiving COVID-19 (a) rates relief and (b) small business grants and, if so, (a) for what reason and (b) what funding support it will make available to such businesses…

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33904

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to concerns that betting shops were not added to the specific categories of businesses entitled to COVID-19-related economic support, in light of other business types being specified, and for what reasons it made this decision."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33869

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33520 by Michael Matheson on 4 December 2020, what correspondence it has had with the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the issues raised in correspondence on the Spaces for People initiative."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04881

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact any reduction in residential drug rehabilitation treatments has had on recovery rates and the level of drug-related deaths."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33518

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32418 by Jeane Freeman on 23 October 2020, when a decision on funding for a new Edinburgh Cancer Centre will be made."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

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…

Awaiting answer

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