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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Angela Constance

Scottish National Party

MSP for Almond Valley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Livingston (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Angela Constance

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6750
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Unit 4, Ochil House
Beveridge Square
Livingston
EH54 6QF

Phone: 01506 460 403
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Angela is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Angela is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Angela has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Drugs Policy

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Angela does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Angela has had 17 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 22 December 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

12 September 2018 - 22 December 2020

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Member

06 February 2019 - 22 December 2020

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

03 September 2019 - 31 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Scottish Government

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

22 April 2014 - 21 November 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth & Women's Employment

Scottish Government

06 December 2011 - 22 April 2014

Minister for Youth Employment

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 06 December 2011

Minister for Children and Young People

Scottish Government

28 June 2007 - 16 December 2010

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

28 May 2010 - 16 December 2010

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

20 May 2010 - 15 December 2010

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

26 June 2008 - 20 May 2010

Justice Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 June 2007 - 28 June 2007

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Angela's register of interests

MSPs 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 Angela Constance. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 6 Feb 2016 I attended and participated in a conference called Your Future/Your Europe organised by European Study Tours (of 4 Post Office Walk, Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1 DL). The audience was 16-18 year old school pupils from across the UK. The event was held in Paris. The organisers arranged accommodation and flights for me and one other person. The total costs for the visit were £657.29. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test.

On 24 August I attended the Edinburgh International book Festival with 2 guests; hospitality included buffet breakfast and buffet lunch plus tickets for 2 book reading events. I estimate the value to be in the region on £100. I was invited by Scottish Power. I attended in my capacity as an MSP.

Until 23 December 2020 I was a board member of Commonweal, a campaigning think tank for social and economic justice. I stood down from this position when I was appointed as a Minister. I was not remunerated for this position. [Registered 2 May 2019. Amended Register 8 January 2021]

On 19 August 2013 I attended the Edinburgh Military tattoo with a guest at the invitation of the Scottish Cadet Tri-Service Forum. My guest and I had a buffet supper plus refreshments in the officer mess and then watched the tattoo in the royal box. The seating was donated by Major General Eales, General Commanding Officer for Scotland to the Cadet Forum. The market value would be in the region of £150-200 per person. I attended in my capacity as Minister for Youth Employment. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Angela Constance 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.

Chamber meeting date: 3 February 2021

Decision Time

The Minister for Drugs Policy (Angela Constance): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Despite refreshing the app on my phone, I was not given the opportunity to vote. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Drug Deaths

The Minister for Drugs Policy (Angela Constance): "Every day in Scotland, three of our fellow citizens—someone’s brother, sister, son or daughter—die from a drug-related death. I put on record my condolences to all families who have lost a loved one. Those deaths are both tragic and preventable…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Residential Drug Rehabilitation (Impacts)

The Minister for Drug Policy (Angela Constance): "Residential treatment plays an important role in supporting recovery and in preventing drug-related harm and deaths…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

The Minister for Drugs Policy (Angela Constance): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I had the same problem as Mr Wheelhouse, as a message came up about my digital voting connection. I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 15 December 2020

Covid-19

Angela Constance (Almond Valley) (SNP): "Out-of-school care networks have benefited from the full range of job retention, business, enterprise and third sector support funds, but they are now having to close projects in my constituency because of the fall in demand that has resulted from home working. What further support will be provided to get those services for children and their…

Votes

How Angela Constance has voted in Parliament

Find out how Angela Constance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24224

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 31 against, 5 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24224.1

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 53 for, 62 against, 10 abstained, 4 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24224.2

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 22 for, 60 against, 41 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24225

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 1 against, 35 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24206.3

Fair Funding for Local Government

Submitted by: Aileen Campbell, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Angela Constance 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.

Question ref. S5W-34180

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33738

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on plans for amateur football to resume."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 11 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33677

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has provided specific guidance to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving examiners regarding mixing with people from up to five households each day."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33618

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is permitted for employees who reside and work in Level 4 areas to be temporarily transferred to work in locations in Level 3 or lower."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33676

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving examiners who live in areas subject to Level 4 restrictions are permitted to travel to other local authority areas to carry out driving examinations for critical workers."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32097

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether fertility treatment to retrieve and freeze eggs for women who experience (a) premature ovarian failure and (b) an early menopause is available through the NHS at no direct cost to the women concerned."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32098

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the criteria are for the provision of NHS fertility treatment, specifically egg retrieval and freezing, at a (a) national and (b) local health board level."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32099

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS Lothian will provide treatment free at the point of delivery to retrieve and freeze eggs for women experiencing premature ovarian failure."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32468

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to open up further options to enhance visiting in care homes."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31449

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-03147 by Claire Haughey on 25 April 2019 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: John Swinney on 10 September 2020

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