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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Craig Hoy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Craig Hoy

Contact details

Contact online

Website: craighoy.co.uk

Twitter: @CraigWHoy1/

Facebook: Craig's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6976
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Craig is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

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

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Craig does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Craig has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Chairman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Craig had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 25 May 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Craig'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 Craig Hoy. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a local authority councillor for East Lothian Council (of John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3HA). I work approximately 10-15 hours per week and receive remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum, which includes the use of a a council owned laptop computer and a council mobile telephone for which a data package and council related calls are settled by East Lothian Council. My council salary is paid to a local charity and I intend to stand down from the council in May 2022.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a part-share of a flat in Midlothian with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. The gross income from this property is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Until 18 August 2021 I owned a part-share of a flat in East Lothian with a market value of between £350,001 and £400,000. [Amended interest 15 November 2021, Ceased interest 15 November 2021]

I own a part-share of a flat in East Lothian with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. The gross income from this property is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I own 35% of the issued share capital of Public Affairs Asia Ltd., a publishing, intelligence and conference business. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £35,000. This company operates and is registered overseas.

Voluntary

I am a friend of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

I am a member of the Candidates Board of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

I am a friend of Blooming Haddington.

I am a board member of the South of Scotland Transport Partnership.

I am a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

I am a member of the Performance & Audit Committee of the South of Scotland Transport Partnership.

I am a member of the Haddington Common Good Committee.

My partner and father operate a retail premises (bookshop) in Haddington, which is leased from the Wrights and Masons Trust.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Craig Hoy 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.

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

“Scotland’s colleges 2022”

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, Mr Boyle. I will take up the convener’s point in relation to the improvement plan and the expectations that it places on colleges…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Recorded Crime Statistics

5. Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest recorded crime in Scotland statistics. (S6O-01352)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "The passing of Queen Elizabeth offers us an opportunity to pause, to remember, to reflect and to be thankful…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

National Health Service (Overtime)

5. Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of overtime in Scotland’s NHS. (S6F-01338)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

National Mission on Drugs

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Does the minister realise that we have spent the last 15 minutes listening to cans being kicked down the road…

Votes

How Craig Hoy has voted in Parliament

Find out how Craig Hoy has voted recently.

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 not voted

Vote Passed

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 not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Craig Hoy 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-10988

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will allow individual schools to consider student exam appeals due to any delays resulting from proposed SQA strike action."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10987

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether proposed SQA strike action will affect students who are awaiting the results of an appeal in order to enter into university and other higher education destinations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10519

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made any funding available for the Scottish Seabird Centre in order to access surveillance technology to assess the impact of avian influenza within the northern gannet population on the Bass Rock and the Isle of May."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10357

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fixed penalties for the offence of fly-tipping have been issued in each year since 2007, and how many of these have been paid."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10358

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the maximum fine of £2,500 for the offence of littering."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10353

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the maximum fine of £40,000 for the offence of fly-tipping."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10355

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fixed penalties for the offence of littering have been issued in each year since 2007, and how many of these have been paid."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10354

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the £80 fixed penalty fine for the offence of littering."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10356

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the £200 fixed penalty fine for the offence of fly-tipping."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09855

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make funding available in the future to support sporting businesses that may be negatively impacted by any lack of gamebirds and associated financial losses, in light of the avian influenza outbreak."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 August 2022

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