Ash Denham MSP

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Ash Denham MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Eastern
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Ash is a member of the following Committees:

Ash is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2019 [Draft] : 21 February 2019


Ash Denham

I am glad that Jenny Gilruth mentioned the bill. I am aware of the detailed consideration that she and her colleagues on the Justice Committee have given to the i...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2019 [Draft] : 21 February 2019


The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham)

This question relates to operational matters that are the responsibility of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. The service is currently creating a two-cou...



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

You are correct—there have been problems with that. Forensic testing in England and Wales is done by different private providers. In Scotland, forensic testing wi...



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

The six-month sentence would be available, because a presumption is not a ban. It would be up to the court to make that decision.



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

First, a presumption is not a ban. It would be for the courts to decide on the appropriate disposal. We would support that.



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

Philip Lamont will answer that question.



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

The penalty is reserved to the UK Government, but we in Scotland certainly want to move away from short sentences as part of the wider justice setting.



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

I ask my official to give you a bit more detail on the financial memorandum.



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

The penalties that will apply for the new offence are set by the UK Government. On conviction, somebody could receive up to six months in prison and/or a fine of ...



Justice Committee 19 February 2019 [Draft] : 19 February 2019


Ash Denham

It will be an operational decision for Police Scotland to determine how to use the screening devices within the legal framework. In general terms, however, I note...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15920: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15749: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15615.2: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15526: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15300: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15169: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14665: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12984: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12850: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12657: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17246: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02182: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02133: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02103: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16510: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16506: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02077: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01059: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02040: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02282: Ash Denham, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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