Ben Macpherson MSP

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Ben Macpherson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Northern and Leith
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Ben Macpherson

It is clear that current UK immigration policy is simply not appropriate for Scotland. The current costs are prohibitively expensive, as has been articulated, pre...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

During summer recess, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and I had introductory meetings with the UK immigration minister, Caroline Nokes,...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 September 2018 [Draft] : 19 September 2018


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

I thank all the speakers for what has been an excellent debate, and I thank Donald Cameron for lodging the motion.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

It is a privilege to conclude this illuminating and important debate. As other members have done, I thank Bill Kidd for securing the debate. It is important for a...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


Ben Macpherson

I thank Neil Findlay, too, for that important question. I share much of the sentiment in it.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


Ben Macpherson

I thank Pauline McNeill for that important question. There is an interesting balance between high-skilled and low-skilled workers. The way that the report prefers...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


Ben Macpherson

Absolutely. It is important to reiterate that paragraph 7.72 of the MAC report acknowledges that devolution of immigration powers is ultimately a political choice...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


Ben Macpherson

Absolutely. Gordon MacDonald has raised important points about demographics that the MAC report did not consider appropriately or fully. According to official sta...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 September 2018 : 18 September 2018


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

As this is my first time speaking as Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, I draw members’ attention to my voluntary entry in the register of members’ interests. For ...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Your point was well made.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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AbstainCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-13007: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12915: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12662: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11634: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11464: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11496: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11303: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11257: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11173: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-17320: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17127: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16922: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16906: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16205: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02028: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02247: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01953: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14786: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>

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