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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - 2017

Former MSP for Cowdenbeath (Constituency) 2014 - 2016

Independent

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - 2017

About Alex Rowley

Contact details

Contact online

Website: alexrowley.org

Twitter: @AlexRowleyFife

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786725
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Alex is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alex has had 10 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

11 January 2018 - 30 October 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 29 March 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

25 February 2014 - 08 January 2015

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Alex Rowley. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am on the board of directors of Scotland’s Future Forum, I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 20 December 2021]

I am a member of the trade union Unison.

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Rowley has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Social Care Workers (Cost of Living Crisis)

1. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what specific measures it is taking to support social care workers during the cost of living crisis. (S6O-01372)"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny: Covid Recovery Strategy

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I want to focus on how robust the Covid strategy is for a fairer future…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Nursing (Pay)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "The First Minister will be aware of the Sunday Mail investigation showing that the use of private agency nurses in the national health service is spiralling out of control, but can the First Minister understand the frustration of hard-working and exhausted nurses when those same agencies put out recruitment adverts saying that they will pay nurses…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 8 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny: Covid-19 Strategic Framework

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "The question whether every hospital needs an emergency department is, perhaps, a theoretical one. Most people would think to themselves that emergency departments are struggling to cope as it is…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Housing Waiting Lists

7. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how many houses it estimates need to be built to tackle the current housing waiting lists in Scotland. (S6O-01330)"

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06063

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Angus Robertson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Neil Gray, Jenni Minto, Evelyn Tweed
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 79 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06063.3

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 31 for, 77 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06063.2

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Rhoda Grant
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 41 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Rowley has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-10582

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many shifts have been provided by (a) staff bank and (b) agencies in each NHS board area in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10579

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how it is possible for NHS Tayside to achieve 83.8% of patients seen within the four-hour A&E target, in light of NHS Forth Valley reportedly only achieving 41.7%."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10578

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how it is possible for NHS Tayside to achieve 83.8% of patients seen within the four-hour A&E target, in light of NHS Fife reportedly only achieving 54.3%."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10584

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it has done to develop and set up a publicly owned nursing agency to assist NHS boards when they have staffing shortages."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10580

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to (a) instruct NHS boards not to use private nursing agencies and (b) establish an in-house government agency for such purposes."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10581

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on providing (a) staff bank cover and (b) agency staff cover in each NHS board area in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10583

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average pay is per shift for an (a) NHS nurse and (b) agency nurse, broken down by grade."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10782

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children have been identified as food insecure in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10389

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cash value is of payments made to the private healthcare sector and independent providers of (a) healthcare and (b) social care in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10386

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on what the reasons are for more people reportedly using private healthcare."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2022

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