Stephen Kerr

Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

@stephenkerrMP

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Drug-related Deaths 17 Jun 2021

    Karen Briggs, the chief executive officer of Phoenix Future in Falkirk has said: “We know many people across Scotland would benefit from residential treatment but aren’t able to access it.” Will the Government take steps to provide more beds in residential situations? There are currently no beds at all in Falkirk.
  • Scottish Parliament: Point of Order 17 Jun 2021

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I raised a point of order yesterday about members speaking remotely, even though they are here, in their offices, and even though there are clearly free spaces in the chamber. Interventions can enliven a debate and they can be made and taken only in the chamber. The technology that we are currently using does not allow for interventions on virtual...
  • Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Skills Impact) 16 Jun 2021

    The minister’s speech thus far has been more about Brexit grievance than about the real crisis in Scotland, which is to do with skills availability and levels. Can he explain why modern apprenticeships, which are very much part of his remit, have collapsed across Scotland between 2019-20 and 2020-21? There were 13,719 in quarter 2 of 2019-20 compared with 3,633 in the same quarter of 2020-21.

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Conservative MSP for Central Scotland, Former Conservative MP for Stirling

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Also represented Stirling

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Timber
  • Urban Areas: Scotland
  • Energy: Meters
  • Broadband

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys. All fees paid direct to charity:
1 August 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2018)
27 August 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2018)
5 October 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2018)
10 December 2018, received £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2018)
Payment of £100 expected for a survey on 13 November 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 September 2017, Parliamentary Adviser (unpaid) to the Association of Professional Sales. (Registered 16 February 2018)
From 1 February 2018, Parliamentary Adviser (unpaid) to the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association. (Registered 16 February 2018)

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