Kenny MacAskill MSP

Welcome to Kenny MacAskill MSP's biography pages

Kenny MacAskill MSP

Here you can find out about your MSPs' political activities and how to get in touch with them.

  • Member for: Edinburgh Eastern
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Kenny is a member of the following Committees:

Kenny is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other Speeches lodged by Kenny MacAskill

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Kenny MacAskill As I said in response to Patrick Harvie’s initial question, I am aware only of matters that relate to serious and organised crime. Terrorism is reserved, so such issues go to the Home Secretary and do not come to me.

I believe that issues of serious and organised crime are dealt with app...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
Kenny MacAskill Yes, I can give that assurance. We will ensure that we enshrine that within the constitution that provides rights for the individual citizen. There will not only be commissioners, but such agencies will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny.

It appears to me that we require to strike a ba...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2014 : Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Kenny MacAskill) As indicated in “Scotland’s Future”, striking the right balance between maintaining the constitutional and human rights of our citizens and the need for national security will be vital. For the first time, there will be democratic governance and accountability of national security matters in Scotlan...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I gave the assurance on that to Annabel Goldie, and I reiterate it. The chief constable is quite right: it is a matter of ensuring that everybody realises that serious organised crime is our business, and it is entirely unacceptable.

I urge members to support the motion in my name, saying...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill By all means.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill Yes, I can give the member that assurance. There is good reason for that. Not only would it be the wrong thing to do, it could be subject to challenge under the European convention on human rights. There are some suggestions that there may be issues south of the border, but we have never gone there....

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill In the areas and the money that we put in, we take that into account. We are quite clear that we are not prepared to end up with any means testing whereby a youngster is told that they cannot participate because they are not viewed as deprived enough, or whereby people have to apply. We factor that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill Not at the moment—let me make this point.

We have to recognise and accept that there is a rurality cost and a peripherality cost, not simply for the island communities in Scotland but for rural communities in the north and south of Scotland and in other areas of the country. They should n...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill We have made it quite clear that some rural areas have a relatively high population of young people. Equally, there are significant costs in rural areas, particularly the islands, for running certain events. I think that Bruce Crawford alluded to that. When I have visited areas such as the Western I...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Kenny MacAskill I will deal with some of the remarks that members have made, not only in the winding-up speeches but throughout the debate. There has been a general welcome for cashback, and I am grateful for that. It appears to me appropriate that we should build on a scheme that we, as a Government, are proud of,...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
>> Show more
YesCarried

Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Kenny MacAskill
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10634: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10278: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09557.2: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09160: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09133.1: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08673: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08672: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08562: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08172.2: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07867: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S3W-33254: Kenny MacAskill, Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32438: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32439: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32437: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32099: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32094: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32097: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32098: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32095: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32096: Kenny MacAskill, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2007 Show Full Question >>

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.