Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn

@FergusEwingMSP

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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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  • Scottish Parliament: Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 16 May 2024

    Quarrying is an important industry in my part of Scotland, as it is in Willie Rennie’s. Companies such as Breedon Aggregates perform a vital role in our economy, albeit one that is largely out of sight. As the minister kindly alluded to, I worked with Alan Mackenzie of Breedon Aggregates, formerly of BEAR Scotland, who has lifelong experience in the area, and I believe that he...
  • Scottish Parliament: Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 16 May 2024

    I welcome the minister’s assurance on continued engagement. I believe that the industry has asked for a mineral products forum to be established—perhaps in statute and to be statutorily agreed to. That would be an excellent idea that would ensure that, going forward, there is stability, continuity and collaborative working. Will the minister consider the suggestion sympathetically?
  • Scottish Parliament: Horizon Information Technology Prosecutions 16 May 2024

    Some crimes that might have been committed by sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses, such as benefit fraud or cheque fraud, probably have nothing to do with Horizon whatsoever, so those convictions should not be quashed. However, I will ask the Lord Advocate to answer a question on an issue that has been troubling me and, I think, others since her statement to the Parliament in January. ...

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