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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Emma Harper

Scottish National Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Emma Harper

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6965
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Emma is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Emma does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Emma does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Emma has had 10 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

11 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

07 November 2017 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 11 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 07 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Emma'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 Emma Harper. The date of their initial statement was 13 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the proprietor, jointly with my husband, of the Ferintosh Guest House (of 30 Lovers Walk, Dumfries, DG11LX). I receive remuneration of between £2,001 and £3,000 per annum. I do not undertake any paid work for the guest house; it is managed by my husband with support from one part-time employee.

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 was a past President of Dumfries Ladies Burns Club #1.

I currently remain a Registered Nurse and I am a member of NHS Dumfries & Galloway’s vaccination team. I will continue to be available as and if required to support further Covid vaccination in the upcoming months and I will update my register as necessary to declare any income derived when this occurs.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Emma Harper 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: 17 June 2021

Drug-related Deaths

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in this important debate on Scotland’s drug policy…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics 2019

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Will the cabinet secretary expand a bit on how people across Scottish communities, particularly in rural areas such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, can use the advice from the Climate Change Committee and on how action can be taken from that advice?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Dr Gray’s Maternity Unit

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate, and I thank Douglas Ross for bringing it to the chamber today…

Chamber meeting date: 10 June 2021

Justice System

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "I congratulate the cabinet secretary on his new role and the new members who have given their first speeches today. I welcome the debate and the Scottish Government’s vision for a safe, just and resilient Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Regional Land Use Partnerships

Emma Harper (South Scotland) (SNP): "Will the cabinet secretary outline what steps the Government will take to improve Scotland’s system of land ownership and use, so that our land can contribute to a fair and just society by balancing public and private interests?"

Votes

How Emma Harper has voted in Parliament

Find out how Emma Harper has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00400

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.4

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Pauline McNeill, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.3

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Gillian Mackay, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Emma Harper 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. S6W-00849

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS will continue on the emergency footing that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport previously extended to 30 June 2021."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00271

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is to implement the Scottish National Party election commitment to establish a national institute for remote and rural medicine."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00572

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the NHS Board Performance Escalation Framework and the NHS boards that are currently escalated."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-36159

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress being made on the research, development and roll-out of the cervical cancer HPV screening home test, as part of the cancer screening programme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36209

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) households and (ii) business premises have had access to superfast broadband in each year since 2014, broken down by local authority."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36203

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of salmon exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36201

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of food and drink exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36202

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the value of whisky exports since 2016, broken down by (i) region and (ii) country."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36205

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage share of new woodland planted in the UK since 2016-17 has been in planted in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with new woodland planted in (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36204

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much has been spent on average (a) per year and (b) per person, in each year since 2016-17 on (i) agriculture, (ii) fisheries and (iii) forestry in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with (A) England and (B) Wales."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

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