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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 does not have any previous roles

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

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 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

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]

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.

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "We are now more than four years on from the disastrous and irresponsible Brexit referendum, so it is worth reminding ourselves of the outcome of that vote here in Scotland: remain got 62 per cent and leave got 38 per cent…

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 29 October 2020

The Convener (Joan McAlpine): "Good morning. Welcome to the 25th meeting in 2020 of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, which is our 15th remote meeting…

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Census (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [Draft]

Joan McAlpine made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 29 October 2020

The Convener: "The next item on our agenda is evidence on an affirmative instrument…

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BBC Annual Report and Accounts

Joan McAlpine made 11 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 29 October 2020

The Convener: "Welcome back to the committee. The next item of business is evidence on the BBC’s annual report and accounts. I should have put on record earlier that we have received apologies from Dean Lockhart MSP…

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Covid-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework

Joan McAlpine made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Joan McAlpine (South Scotland) (SNP): "I welcome “COVID-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework”, and particularly the emphasis that it places on the wellbeing of the most vulnerable, including through the extension of asymptomatic testing to those who are most at risk…

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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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