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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Murdo Fraser

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2001 - present day

About Murdo Fraser

Contact details

Contact online

Website: murdofraser.com

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5293
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Murdo is a member of 10 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Murdo does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Murdo has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Murdo has had 38 previous roles

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

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

Conveners Group

Member

24 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

COVID19 Committee

Convener

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 26 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

23 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

23 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Convener

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

23 June 2011 - 26 January 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

16 November 2011 - 23 November 2011

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

16 September 2009 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2007 - 20 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2007 - 20 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 10 September 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

20 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Audit Committee

Member

22 May 2003 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

14 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

08 November 2005 - 02 April 2007

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2003 - 25 August 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

20 June 2002 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 June 2002 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 June 2002 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Education Culture and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

18 December 2002 - 26 March 2003

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Consolidation Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

05 December 2002 - 18 December 2002

Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Consolidation Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Murdo'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 Murdo Fraser. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I received a fee of £300 from Culture & Sport Glasgow (of PO Box 26816, Glasgow G2 9AF) for speaking at the Aye Write! Book Festival on 12th March 2016.

I received a payment of book royalties of £320 from Birlinn Ltd. (of West Newington House, 10 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS) on 12 August 2016. On 31 August 2017 I received a further payment of book royalties of £127 from Birlinn Ltd. [Registered 26 August 2016, Amended interest 04 September 2017]

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post is partly paid by me, and the intern also receives a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,150.

I received support services from an intern from CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) who worked as a volunteer in my office from September 2010 to July 2011. CARE (of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF) is a mainstream Christian charity that provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. The value of this gift is between £3,001 and £5,000.

After opening an exhibition of paintings by the artist John Lowrie Morrison on 24 March 2007, I received a gift of a painting from the artist, the approximate value of which is between £501 and £1000.

I received support services from an intern from CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) who worked as a volunteer in my office from September 2010 to July 2011. CARE (of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF) is a mainstream Christian charity that provides resources and helps bring Christian insight and experience to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. The value of this gift is between £3,001 and £5,000.

On Friday 26 May 2017 I attended the “Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama” event in Edinburgh as a guest of Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd (an equity investment and specialist advice company, of 205 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QD). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £2,400 which was met by Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd. [Registered 02 June 2017]

As a member of the Scottish Parliament’s football team, I played in inter-Parliamentary tournaments in support of the Community Shield in Cardiff on 12 August 2006 and in London on 4 August 2007. Both events were sponsored by McDonalds. In 2006 I received accommodation and hospitality totalling between £501 and £1,000. In 2007, I received accommodation and hospitality totalling approximately £570. As part of the event I was also given a gift of six match tickets for the Community Shield with a total value of £450. I gave these tickets to constituents.

Overseas visits

From 10 to 14 November 2019 I attended an international conference on Federalism in Munich, Germany, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1400 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 4 December 2019]

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 22 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I acquired this property in 2003 and from 2003 until 1 February 2010 used this property as a residential home. As of 1 February 2010 I receive a gross rental income from this property of between £5,001 and £10,000.

I own a half-share of a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 and from which I receive gross rental income of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Member of the Law Society of Scotland.

As of 16 December 2016, I am Honorary Vice-President of Energy Action Scotland, a registered charity. [Registered 11 January 2017]

On 31 October 2017 I became a Trustee of the Guardians of Scotland Trust, a Scottish charity (SCO43198). [Registered 31 October 2017]

As of 16 December 2016, I am Honorary Vice-President of Energy Action Scotland, a registered charity. [Registered 11 January 2017]

As of June 2011, I am a Patron to the Scottish Asian Pakistan Foundation (unremunerated). I am a trustee of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, a registered charity.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Murdo Fraser 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.

Strategic Framework Business Fund

Murdo Fraser made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Thank you, Presiding Officer; I hope that you can now hear me. We know that the Treasury has guaranteed an additional minimum £8.2 billion in the current financial year…

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Older People (Loneliness)

Murdo Fraser made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

Murdo Fraser: "I thank Christina McKelvie for the good news about the Age Scotland helpline…

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Burntisland Fabrications

Murdo Fraser made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "BiFab has claimed that JV Driver offered on numerous occasions to transfer its shareholding in the company to the Scottish Government at zero cost. Is that true and, if so, why was that offer refused?"

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Scottish National Investment Bank

Murdo Fraser made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for her statement and for advance sight of it. I welcome the progress that has been made in establishing the Scottish National Investment Bank…

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Complaints Handling

Murdo Fraser made 15 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 01 December 2020

Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I will follow up on the questions of my colleagues. Is it fair to say that the complainers were reluctant to report to the police?"

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Votes

How Murdo Fraser has voted in Parliament

Find out how Murdo Fraser has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Murdo Fraser in Parliament

Find out what motions Murdo Fraser has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23593

Shop Local and Independent Initiative

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23586

A Family-friendly Parliament

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23287

East of Scotland Farmers Country Store

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23445

Legal Advice

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22807

Phoenix Cup

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Murdo Fraser 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-33705 - Unanswered

02 December 2020

Fraser, Murdo: "To ask the Scottish Government when it will announce details of its financial assistance to tenants in the private rented sector who have been impacted by COVID-19."

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S5W-33678 - Unanswered

02 December 2020

Fraser, Murdo: "To ask the Scottish Government whether any formal Ministerial Direction was issued in relation to its legal position in the case of Alex Salmond vs Leslie Evans & Scottish Ministers."

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S5O-04812 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

Fraser, Murdo: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to research by Age UK, which suggests that 157,000 over-65s in Scotland are expecting to feel lonely over the festive season."

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S5W-33223 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Fraser, Murdo: "To ask the Scottish Government what funding packages are available to businesses that use birds of prey and are involved in what is considered a globally-significant conservation project."

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S5W-33222 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Fraser, Murdo: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Scotland being declared an Avian Flu Prevention Zone, what funding is available to businesses that are affected by both COVID-19 and avian flu restrictions, potentially leaving them with no revenue stream."

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