Alan Brown

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

Scottish National Party MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun


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Alan Brown’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Storage 24 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to introduce a legal definition of energy storage in the context of battery storage technology.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Cost of Living 23 May 2022

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a breakdown of how the Government's £22 million support package will be spent in response to the rising cost of living.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Uranium: Imports 23 May 2022

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2022 to Question 154146 on Uranium: Imports, and pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2022 to Question 1211, for what reason the table showing volume of Uranium imported into the UK by Country of Origin from 2016-2022 was not published in those Answers; and if she will publish that table.

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Scottish National Party MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Alan Brown campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Cottam Power Station
  • Social Security: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Emergency Services: Scotland
  • Severn Power Station
  • Chippenham Power Station

Currently held offices

  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 22 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys:
11 November 2021, received £120 for a survey completed in September 2021. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2021)
11 November 2021, received £120 for a survey completed in October 2021. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2021)
19 November 2021, received £120 for a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2021)
9 December 2021, received £150 for a survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 15 December 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
18 December 2021, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 13 May 2021)
24 June 2021, received £275. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 19 July 2021)
12 January 2022, received £225 for a survey completed on 1 December 2021. Hours: 70 mins. (Registered 21 January 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 5 January 2022, unremunerated director of Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex. (Registered 04 June 2015; updated 06 January 2022)

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