Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn

@FergusEwingMSP

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  • Scottish Parliament: Business Confidence and Promotion of Entrepreneurship 7 Feb 2024

    In the next financial year, businesses in the hospitality sector south of the border in the United Kingdom will receive 75 per cent rates relief; here, they will receive zero relief. Given that those businesses—including hotels, pubs, restaurants and some visitor attractions such as bingo clubs in my constituency—incurred major debt to survive the lockdown during Covid, that is a serious...
  • Scottish Parliament: Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 6 Feb 2024

    Murdo Fraser sets out the challenge very clearly. Is there not a concomitant risk that many debtors who are aware of the fact that mental health may provide a method of getting a pause might instruct solicitors that they have a mental health problem, perhaps with some merit and substance, and, therefore, a very serious risk that, if we go through the bill without defining exactly what it is...
  • Scottish Parliament: Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 6 Feb 2024

    I apologise for being late to the chamber because of being unavoidably detained on a personal matter. It was in the 1970s that I read a reflection that the late distinguished first First Minister of Scotland made at that point, which was that Scotland was the only country in the world that had her own legal system but lacked a legislature. He believed profoundly that this Parliament should...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

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