Fergus Ewing MSP

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Fergus Ewing MSP

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  • Member for: Inverness and Nairn
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing Yes. Without a shadow of a doubt, the 2012 act will help to smooth the process, make it more efficient and easier to operate, and assist the smooth running of commercial and domestic transactions in Scotland. That must be a good thing. This is really for the anoraks—by which I mean myself and the co...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing I do not have that information in front of me, but I have been considering the matter. The appropriate level of reserves is currently the subject of internal exchange and discussion.

In my opening remarks I mentioned a number of matters for which allowance must be made, which include asse...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing The amendments would not have been workable in practice and would have placed an unnecessary burden on applicants and the keeper. Moreover, the potential impacts of the amendments had not been assessed or considered, not least because they had not been consulted on. For that variety of reasons, it a...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing Well, no. Amendments were lodged at stages 2 and 3 of the bill that were designed to enable the land register to disclose beneficial ownership of land, but at that time we were of the view—characteristically perhaps, I expressed my view in robust terms—



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing The keeper and I have for a considerable time been encouraging public sector landowners, particularly the very large ones such as the Forestry Commission, to register land voluntarily. Considerable progress has been made towards achieving that objective. The policy objective’s desired target is comp...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing As I said in my introduction, there is transparent access on the website, by email and at the offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The land register shows the owner of the property, which can be an individual or corporate entity. In some cases, such as with property that is owned in trust or...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing The instruments will enable the smooth running of the register of sasines and the land register. It is useful to remind ourselves that the land register’s principal and most practical function is to provide a means for transactions—house sales and commercial transactions—to be carried out and done i...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fergus Ewing (Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism) I am pleased to have been invited by the committee to speak to the four draft instruments. They form part of a suite of subordinate legislation that needs to be in force for the designated day for the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012. Last month, I was pleased to make the order setting out ...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (Fergus Ewing) Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 28 May 2014 : Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Fergus Ewing We have taken a large number of measures. Angela Constance is driving forward that work, as Anne McTaggart well knows. More than 92,000 businesses in Scotland pay low or no business rates, enormous support is provided by the business gateway and we encourage more women to consider self-employment as...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10305: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10304: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10303: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10302: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10051: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09365: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09335: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09239: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08913: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08745: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-06602: Fergus Ewing, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-06602: Fergus Ewing, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00002: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00001: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-00000: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32673: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32686: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32674: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32675: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32676: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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