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

Ben is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Ben Macpherson

I thank members for their contributions. I will come to their points in turn during my concluding remarks.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

The purpose of today’s debate on the local government finance amendment order is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the 2020-21 general revenue grant allocat...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 04 June 2020 : 04 June 2020


Ben Macpherson

The Scottish Fiscal Commission will provide a forecast for LBTT at the appropriate time, as I highlighted in response to the initial question from Colin Beattie.



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 04 June 2020 : 04 June 2020


Ben Macpherson

Yes. We have pressed, and will continue to press, the UK Government to co-ordinate timely and targeted measures to support the key sectors in Scotland that are negatively impacted by lockdow...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 04 June 2020 : 04 June 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

As Colin Beattie will be aware, the independent Scottish Fiscal Commission is responsible for forecasting devolved tax revenues. Its most recent forecasts were published alongside the budget...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 : 24 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

The pandemic that we face is disrupting lives like never before. A key priority and focus of the Scottish Government in partnership with local government will be to ensure our communities ar...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 : 24 March 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

The purpose of today’s short debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 is to seek Parliament’s approval to update the guaranteed allocations of revenue funding to individu...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

That is an important question, and it is one that we discussed during the bill process, when we spoke about making sure that we talked to those who would be affec...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

I will begin by saying something about the impact of coronavirus on the 2020 European championship. Advice in relation to major sporting and cultural events and o...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Ben Macpherson

There has not been further consideration of that legislation at this point. However, I did commit to it during the process and we should consider it for future ev...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-22290: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22114: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21951: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21585: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21373: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21327: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21240: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21170: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21135: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21118: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 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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