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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Joan McAlpine

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Joan McAlpine

Contact details

Contact online

Website: joanmcalpine.com

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6885
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Joan is a member of 10 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fishing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Joan has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Joan does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Joan has had 13 previous roles

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

07 September 2016 - 13 December 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

03 April 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

24 June 2011 - 09 January 2015

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

03 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 03 April 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 03 April 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Joan's register of interests

MSP's 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 Joan McAlpine. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

From February 2012 until 14 August 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Scottish Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I earned £400 per column, a total of £20,000 per annum, for this work. [Amended interest 14 September 2017]

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

I am a trustee and chairperson of the Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, a charity devoted to safeguarding and promoting Ellisland Farm near Dumfries. This position is not remunerated. [Registered 10 February 2020]

I occasionally write freelance journalism but have received no remuneration for this since 2017, when my regular column with the Daily Record ceased. {Amended interest 16 April 2020]

I was a trustee of The George Wylie Foundation, a registered charity. This position was not remunerated. [Amended interest 30 March 2020, Ceased interest 30 March 2020

Recent Activity

What was said

What Joan McAlpine 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.

Covid-19

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 15 October 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "Will the First Minister encourage Sky Sports to make the old firm match free to watch this weekend, to remove any motivation for people to gather in each other’s houses to watch it…

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Public Sector Broadcasters and Commissioning

Joan McAlpine made 15 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 08 October 2020

The Convener (Joan McAlpine): "Good morning, and welcome to the 24th meeting in 2020 of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee—this is our 14th remote meeting. Today we are taking evidence on public sector broadcasters and commissioning…

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Sheep Farming (United Kingdom Trade Deals)

Joan McAlpine made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

4. Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the reported concerns of the National Sheep Association that the future trade deals with Australia and New Zealand negotiated by the UK Government could negatively impact Scotland’s sheep farmers…

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Covid-19

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "This week, I met the Scottish hospitality group, whose members employ thousands of people in my constituency and beyond. The businessmen argued that well-run hospitality is safer than household socialising…

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South-west Scotland Transport Infrastructure

Joan McAlpine made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "When I last spoke in this chamber about transport in the south-west, in a debate that was led by my colleague, Emma Harper, I mentioned that, in 2016, I called for a transport summit to be held in Dumfries, to ensure that our local priorities were heard by national decision makers. I did that because I had discovered that the local transport plan…

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Votes

How Joan McAlpine has voted in Parliament

Find out how Joan McAlpine has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Joan McAlpine in Parliament

Find out what motions Joan McAlpine has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22837

Annandale Distillery Wins Whisky Bible Accolade

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22744

Moffat Men’s Shed Opens New Premises

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Joan McAlpine 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.

S5W-32296 - Answered

05 October 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government when the Registrar General will publish the annual report for 2019."

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S5O-04660 - Unanswered

30 September 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the reported concerns of the National Sheep Association that the future trade deals with Australia and New Zealand negotiated by the UK Government could negatively impact Scotland’s sheep farmers."

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S5O-04634 - Unanswered

23 September 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the estimate by the Scottish Fiscal Commission that 194,000 children under six will be eligible for the Scottish Child Payment."

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S5O-04561 - Unanswered

02 September 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in meeting its climate change targets and, to help achieve this, what support it has made available to reduce emissions on farms and crofts."

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S5O-04531 - Unanswered

19 August 2020

McAlpine, Joan: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will fully implement the recommendations of the Cumberlege review regarding children damaged by sodium valproate and, if so, what the timescale will be."

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