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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Peter Chapman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Peter Chapman

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @peterchapmanmsp

Facebook: Peter's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6150
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 644 432
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Peter is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Peter is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fishing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Peter does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Peter has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Peter has had 4 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 16 May 2018

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 16 May 2018

Party Spokesperson on Telecommunications

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Peter'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 Peter Chapman. The date of their initial statement was 30 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a partner of Peter Chapman and Co. (of South Redbog, Strichen, Fraserburgh, AB43 6RP), a farming partnership. I receive remuneration in the form of utilities for my home, which are paid by the partnership to a value of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. I also receive interest payments on my stake in the partnership of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. I expect to spend 2 days per month in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016]

I am a director of Chapmans Chickens Ltd. (of South Redbog, Strichen, Fraserburgh, AB43 6RP), a poultry rearing company. Until 3 July 2016 I received £25,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in this role. I no longer receive remuneration or spend any time in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016, Amended interest 17 April 2018]

Until 9 August 2016 I was a director of Aberdeen and Northern Marts (of Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ), a livestock auction mart. I received the equivalent of £3,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in this role. [Amended interest 05 September 2016]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

Interest in shares

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 17 March 2020]

I own 50,000 £1 ordinary shares in Aberdeen and Northern Marts Group, an auction business involved in the auctioning of livestock and agricultural machinery, with a value of £50,000. [Registered interest 17 April 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 05 September 2017]

Voluntary

I own 10 £1 shares in Chapman's Chickens, a poultry rearing company of Aberdeenshire. [Registered 05 September 2016]

I am a member of NFU Scotland.

Biography

Overview

For almost 50 years I have been a self-employed farmer in Aberdeenshire, and have built a successful business from a modest start. I became interested in politics through my membership of the Scottish National Farmers' Union, and was vice-president for the organisation for two years from 1998 to 1999.

I also served on the board of Scottish Natural Heritage for six years.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

I was an Aberdeenshire councillor for 5 years before being elected to Holyrood in 2016. I never imagined I would become an MSP, but I got involved in the Better Together campaign and took part in many debates. I debated with Nicola Sturgeon, Richard Lochead and Eilidh Whiteford, among others.

This focused my political interest and made me even more determined to do all I could to preserve the Union and fight against the SNP.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Peter Chapman 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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Peter Chapman made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "I remind members of my registered interest in a farming business. I welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement and congratulate all the officials in our agriculture office for getting money into farmers’ bank accounts in short order…

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Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food and Drink (Impact of Covid-19)

Peter Chapman made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 24 June 2020

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "I declare an interest as a partner in a farming business in the north-east of Scotland."

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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Peter Chapman made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 17 June 2020

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "I thank the convener for reminding us all that we need to declare our interests. I declare that I am a partner in a farming business in the north-east of Scotland."

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Covid-19 (Tourism)

Peter Chapman made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "Cabinet secretary, the tourism industry will be delighted that a date for reopening has now been given. However, we know that there will be huge challenges for people in travelling to their chosen destinations…

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Transport (Impact of Covid-19)

Peter Chapman made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 10 June 2020

Peter Chapman (North East Scotland) (Con): "In the transport transition plan that the Scottish Government published recently, there is a requirement to produce a fair and sustainable restart. What needs to happen to ensure that…

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Written questions

Written questions Peter Chapman 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-29568 - Answered

02 June 2020

Chapman, Peter: "To ask the Scottish Government what provisions have been made in relation to tackling diseases on farms in its agricultural policy framework to succeed the Common Agricultural Policy."

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S5W-29566 - Answered

02 June 2020

Chapman, Peter: "To ask the Scottish Government whether its post-transition period agricultural policy framework will detail plans and provisions for farmers to tackle endemic diseases on farms through a preventative health approach."

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S5W-29567 - Answered

02 June 2020

Chapman, Peter: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the benefits of tackling endemic diseases on farms, and whether this contributes to meeting environmental targets, quality of food produced and food security."

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S5O-04366 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Chapman, Peter: "To ask the Scottish Government whether there has been an increase in the number of benefit claims made to Social Security Scotland during the COVID-19 lockdown."

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S5O-04361 - Unanswered

20 May 2020

Chapman, Peter: "To ask the Scottish Government what role local authorities have in ensuring the safety of taxi drivers operating during the COVID-19 outbreak, and what guidance it has issued to support this."

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