Douglas Chapman

Scottish National Party MP for Dunfermline and West Fife


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Douglas Chapman) represents you, and all of the people who live in Dunfermline and West Fife, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Scottish National Party MP for Dunfermline and West Fife

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

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Topics of interest

Douglas Chapman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Dover House
  • European Fighter Aircraft
  • Aircraft Carriers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business and Trade Committee (since 12 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Business and Trade Sub-Committee on National Security and Investment (since 12 Sep 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (10 May 2023 to 18 May 2023)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (16 Jan 2023 to 12 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Treasury Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (16 Jan 2023 to 12 Sep 2023)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation) ( 7 Jan 2020 to 12 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 9 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission ( 9 Jul 2018 to 18 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement & Nuclear Disarmament) ( 1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee ( 6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 9 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 14 Jan 2019)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (26 Oct 2017 to 14 Jan 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Procurement) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee ( 8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee ( 6 Jul 2015 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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: USA: Military Bases 21 Mar 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had recent discussions with his US counterpart on the (a) provision and (b) location of further bases for US (i) personnel and (ii) equipment in the UK.
  • Scotland: Leaving the EU: Import and Export Requirements 24 Jan 2024

    Whether he has made a recent assessment of the impact of import and export requirements following the UK’s exit from the EU on Scottish businesses.
  • Scotland: Leaving the EU: Import and Export Requirements 24 Jan 2024

    The Brexit pain continues, with £140 billion wiped off the UK economy and more regulation making it tough for exporters. Relative to similarly sized countries, Scotland’s exports are under real pressure. Two themes in the First Minister’s industrial strategy were to become an independent nation and to rejoin the EU. All the evidence points to the fact that that is the correct course of...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Open European Dialogue (policy makers network co-ordinated by Apropos)
Address of donor: Karl Marx Allee 98, 10243, Berlin
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, train, hotel, conference venue and catering, estimate total value £1,200
Destination of visit: Helsinki
Dates of visit: 6-9 October 2023
Purpose of visit: Participate in 'Architects of the future' Policymaking in times of uncertainty, technological disruption and societal adaptation, at the 8th Open European Dialogue Conference.
(Registered 09 November 2023)

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