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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5945
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Miles is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Miles is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Miles does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Miles has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Miles has had 5 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

14 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

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.

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: 8 June 2021

Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Scotland

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. I take this opportunity to welcome you to your new role in the Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 1 June 2021

Covid-19

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I welcome you to your position, Presiding Officer…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "took the oath."

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I have raised this issue with the First Minister a number of times, but I will raise it again…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con): "I congratulate Maureen Watt on her final speech and on her service to the north-east over many years. She comes from an outstanding political family, which includes her father, Hamish…

Votes

How Miles Briggs has voted in Parliament

Find out how Miles Briggs has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

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. S6W-00569

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03082 by Humza Yousaf on 6 October 2016, whether it will provide an update on its response."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00567

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33519 by Michael Matheson on 9 December 2020, whether it will provide an update regarding the development of Hillend junction."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00085

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of cases of the so-called Indian variant of COVID-19 increasing, when it plans to offer vaccinations to under-16s, and whether it plans to prioritise young people who (a) have (i) cystic fibrosis and (ii) other serious lung conditions and (b) are otherwise clinically vulnerable."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00064

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-27605 by John Swinney on 10 March 2020, whether it will provide the same information for 2019-20."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35888

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding for a replacement Eye Hospital will NHS Lothian receive following the Budget deal secured with the Scottish Liberal Democrats."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35967

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to calls for specialist long-COVID clinics to be established in each NHS board area."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35968

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that all (a) parts of the NHS and (b) medical specialisms are aware of the (i) symptoms of long COVID in and (ii) appropriate treatment pathways for (A) children and young people and (B) all people."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35966

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support it is providing the NHS to assist (a) children and young people and (b) all people who have been diagnosed with long-COVID."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

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."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35965

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that some parents are having difficulties and experiencing delays with accessing appropriate treatment pathways for children who have been diagnosed with long-COVID."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

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