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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Miles Briggs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Miles Briggs

Contact details

Contact online

Website: milesbriggs.scot

Post-d: @milesbriggsmsp

Facebook: Miles's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5945
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

29 Roseburn Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5NQ

Phone: 0131 337 9764
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Miles is a member of 1 committee

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Miles has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 3 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Health and Sport Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Miles'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 Miles Briggs. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 September 2018 I and a guest attended the Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse as guests of William Hill (a betting and gambling company of Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TP). The value of the gift was £325 per person, the total was £650 for myself and my guest. [Registered 1 October 2018]

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590. [Registered 10 May 2017]

On 22 April, I attended the Scottish Grand National as a guest of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting and gambling company of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the gift, which comprised two tickets and hospitality, was £590. [Registered 10 May 2017]

Overseas visits

From 5 to 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 30 October 2019]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Miles Briggs 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: 25 February 2021

Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "This week, Dr Hector Chawla, the former director of the Princess Alexandra eye hospital here in Edinburgh, said that “the Scottish Government’s withdrawal of support for the proposed replacement ..…

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I thank the MSPs who signed my motion, which led to my holding this members’ business debate…

Chamber meeting date: 28 January 2021

Budget 2021-22

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Many people who are watching will be incredibly worried about their jobs…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Sight Scotland Care Homes

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Sight Scotland has announced the proposed closure of Braeside house care home in Edinburgh and Jenny’s Well care home in Paisley. Braeside house care home currently supports 31 vulnerable blind and partially sighted residents in the capital…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Drugs Policy

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "The First Minister said that she wants to see new and different treatments. Will the Scottish Government agree today to undertake an independent study of other treatments that are available, including neuro-electrical treatment…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs 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 not voted

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 for

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 abstained

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 abstained

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 against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Miles Briggs 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-35559

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland for work related to chronic pain patients in each of the last three years, and how much has been paid to date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35578

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what governance arrangements will be in place to monitor progress with the revised Respiratory Care Action Plan for Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35579

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Respiratory Care Action Plan for Scotland will include measurable targets and commitments regarding (a) asthma, (b) bronchiectasis, (c) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), (d) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and (e) obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35515

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether referral to treatment waiting times for NHS Lothian are publicly available; if not, when they will be available, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35522

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to questions S5W-26493 and S5W-34944 by Claire Haughey on 9 December 2020 and 11 February 2021 respectively, whether it will provide the same information for 2019-20."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35547

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on corroboration in relation to criminal offences, and whether it is still considering abolishing the requirement following Lord Bonomy’s Review of post-corroboration safeguards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35516

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when a thrombectomy pilot scheme will be launched by NHS Lothian."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05081

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the finance secretary will include funding for a replacement Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in its Budget for 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35498

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide information about the rationale for reaching its decisions in relation to the publication of evidence submitted to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35477

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support blood cancer patients in priority group 6 for the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, who are not being actively treated and have been advised by their consultants to shield."

Awaiting answer

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