Stephen Gethins

Former Scottish National Party MP for North East Fife

@stephengethins https://facebook.com/StephenGethinsSNP

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Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee Report on Russia 5 Nov 2019

    I pay tribute to the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve). He and I disagree on a wide range of issues, but his fairness and scrupulousness in holding to account both his own Government and others, such as me, is a credit to the entire House. The Russian Government’s greatest victims are their own people, with human rights abuses, and human rights and democracy...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    On behalf of the Scottish National party, may I be the first Scottish MP to welcome you to your place, Mr Speaker? On 16 October, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler), told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the UK was failing to attend meetings to discuss the situation in Syria, not least the increase in...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    I am glad to hear that. The Brexit Secretary told us that the UK would only attend meetings of the EU Council where there was “a significant national interest in the outcome of discussions, such as on security”. The situation in Syria strikes me as something that affects security as well as foreign policy, so I ask the Foreign Secretary again: will he change his mind, given that there are...

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Former Scottish National Party MP for North East Fife

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Stephen Gethins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • UK Trade with EU
  • International Assistance: Security
  • Personal Records: Data Protection
  • Research

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (1 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. Fees paid direct to charity:
1 August 2019, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 August 2019)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys. Fees paid direct to charities or organisations in my constituency:
28 November 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 November 2018)
30 January 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
29 March 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
20 May 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
20 May 2019, a further payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
12 August 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
16 September 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 17 September 2019)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for surveys. Fees paid direct to charities in my constituency:
28 November 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 November 2018)
15 January 2019, payment of £70. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
5 March 2019, payment of £30. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
6 March 2019, payment of £80. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
27 June 2019, payment of £80. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
13 September 2019, payment of £40. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
25 October 2019, payment of £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 25 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Aid to the Church in Need UK
Address of donor: 12-14 Benhill Ave, Sutton SM1 4DA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £1,618.92; accommodation £289.21; total £1,908.13

Destination of visit: Lebanon

Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2019

Purpose of visit: APPG on International Freedom of Religion or Belief to visit projects aided by Aid to the Church in Need, speak to refugees and raise awareness of the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the Syrian/Lebanese border.

(Registered 04 February 2019)
Name of donor: Save the Children
Address of donor: St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AR

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International flights £450; accommodation £540; food £50; total £1,040

Destination of visit: USA

Dates of visit: 15-17 July 2019

Purpose of visit: Cross party visit to the UN for a discussion around and better understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals.

(Registered 01 August 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Adviser (unpaid) at Beyond Borders Scotland, a not-for profit organisation facilitating international dialogue and cultural exchange. (Registered 01 September 2015)
When elected to the House on 7 May 2015, I automatically became an unremunerated trustee of the Links Trust, St Andrews. It manages the golf courses owned by the public around the town. As a trustee I receive a card entitling me to 25% discount in the golf course shops or restaurants. (Registered 13 April 2016)
From 1 October 2018, a Trustee (unpaid) of the John Smith Trust, which seeks to promote good governance, social justice and the rule of law. (Registered 01 October 2018)

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