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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Beattie

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Colin Beattie

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @uartlach

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6373
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

164 High Street
Dalkeith
EH22 1AY

Phone: 0131 4540204
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Chair

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Chair

Party Roles

Colin does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Colin has had 9 previous roles

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

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

13 September 2017 - 24 May 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 28 September 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

29 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Convener

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2011 - 29 June 2011

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Beattie. The date of their initial statement was 17 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 28 August 2019]

[Ceased Interest removed from entry: 9 July 2019]

I own a 50% share in a commercial property in Fife with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 from which I receive a 50% share of gross income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I am an unremunerated director of, and own 50% of the issued share capital of, Ben Sheann Enterprises Limited. [Amended interest 05 October 2017]

Voluntary

On 3 February 2021 I was appointed as a Trustee/Director of the National Library of Scotland Foundation. This role is unremunerated. [Registered 15 February 2021]

I am an unremunerated Director of the National Mining Museum of Scotland.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 26 September 2019]

I am Honorary Vice President of the Edinburgh Kevock Choir. I receive no remuneration for this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Beattie 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: 4 March 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Venues (People with Learning Disabilities)

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "Will there be a reconsideration of mass vaccination venues being used as the main premises for vaccinating people with learning disabilities and autism…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Local Authorities (Funding Formula)

2. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it has been working with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to ensure that fast-growing local authorities, such as Midlothian, are effectively funded through COSLA’s funding formula. (S5O-05082)"

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 25 February 2021

“NHS in Scotland 2020”

Colin Beattie: "PPE was a major issue, particularly earlier in the Covid-19 outbreak. Your report says that, in some instances, NHS boards had to procure PPE directly. Were there any unintended results from taking that direct approach to procurement?"

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 25 February 2021

Major Capital Projects

Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "I would like to explore project delays and the Covid-19 shutdown of some construction sites. Delays are anticipated in a number of projects…

Chamber meeting date: 24 February 2021

Scottish National Investment Bank (Regeneration)

6. Colin Beattie (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish National Investment Bank will support the economic regeneration of communities when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. (S5O-05046)"

Votes

How Colin Beattie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Beattie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Colin Beattie 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-35648

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reconsider using mass vaccination venues as the main premises for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities and autism, and whether it will consider offering the vaccine to these groups through their GPs, in light of this offering a more familiar environment for people who…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05082

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it has been working with COSLA to ensure that fast growing local authorities, such as Midlothian, are effectively funded through COSLA’s funding formula."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05046

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish National Investment Bank will support the economic regeneration of communities when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34943

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the plans to upgrade the Sheriffhall roundabout; what investment is planned as part of this; by what date work will commence, and what the timetable is for each stage."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 17 February 2021

Question ref. S5O-05014

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to Scotland’s food and drink industry in response to exporting issues as a result of Brexit."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34690

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce guidance or legislate to exempt a person who lives with someone who is shielding from COVID-19 from having to go to work, similar to the approach taken during the first lockdown."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5O-04946

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to continue positive collaboration with European countries following the UK's exit from the EU."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04912

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received an update from the UK Government on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and how it might impact on Scotland's public finances."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04833

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it is providing to the holiday accommodation sector regarding the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33363

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on replacing the European structural funds that will be lost to Scotland as a result of leaving the EU."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 19 November 2020

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