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:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

I remind Mr Burnett that the position that we have taken on the 2023 revaluation is the same as that taken by the United Kingdom Government; it also has broad sup...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

Councils were notified through the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation. The Scottish Government also engaged with a number of business...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

I refer Brian Whittle to the points that I made previously about the net contribution that migration makes to Scotland. The view of the Scottish Government is tha...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

My colleague Joe FitzPatrick outlined the vast amount of work that the Scottish Government has done and is taking forward in relation to facilitating training opp...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

That is always a challenging question. It is an important question in that our population strategy, which I mentioned and which Claire Baker also highlighted, wil...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

I very much welcome the debate on this really significant issue, which impacts directly on the future of not just social care pr...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 15 September 2020 [Draft] : 15 September 2020


The Minister for Public Finance and Migration (Ben Macpherson)

Considering what Mr Cameron has just said, does he agree with me and the Scottish Government that the inclusion of social care w...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Thank you. That is an extremely important question.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 10 September 2020 : 10 September 2020


Ben Macpherson

Yes, of course we can.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-23058: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
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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