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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

X (previously known as 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.

Contact at local office

1 High Street
Haddington
EH41 3ES

Phone: 01620 849350
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Craig is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Craig is a member of 8 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 Civil Nuclear Industry

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 1 party role

Party Chairman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Craig has had 4 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Public Audit Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Until 4 May 2022 when I stood down, I was a local authority councillor for East Lothian Council (of John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3HA). I worked approximately 10-15 hours per week and received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum, which included the use of a council owned laptop computer and a council mobile telephone for which a data package and council related calls were settled by East Lothian Council. My council salary was paid to a local charity. [Amended interest 2 December 2022]

Gifts

On 7 December 2023 I received a payment of £500 from GoFibre Broadband Limited (broadband provider; of Floor 8, Exchange Tower, 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EG) to cover the costs of the winning and runner up prizes for schoolchildren for my annual Christmas Card Competition and a portion of the card's printing costs. [Registered 1 April 2024]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 2 December 2023]

Until 23 April 2023, I owned 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 was between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 10 August 2023, Ceased interest 10 August 2023]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 15 November 2022]

Interest in shares

I owned 35% of the issued share capital of Public Affairs Asia Ltd., a publishing, intelligence and conference business registered overseas. This company has been wound up and as of 1 April 2024 is dormant and in the process of being deregistered. The market value of the shares is nil. [Amended interest 1 April 2024]

Voluntary

I am Chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and a Board Member of the Conservative Party for which I receive no remuneration. [Registered 2 December 2022]

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 2 December 2023]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 2 December 2023]

I am a friend of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 2 December 2023]

I am a friend of Blooming Haddington.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 2 December 2023]

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

Until 1 July 2023 my partner and father operated a retail premises (bookshop) in Haddington, which was leased from the Wrights and Masons Trust. [Amended interest 14 August 2023, Ceased interest 14 August 2023]

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.

Chamber meeting date: 18 April 2024

NHS Lothian and NHS Borders (Finance)

5. Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports of significant financial pressures within NHS Lothian and NHS Borders. (S6F-03010)"

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

National Care Service (Headquarters)

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Is the minister aware that the Abbey care home in North Berwick, the Edington care provision in North Berwick and the Belhaven care provision in Dunbar are all set to close…

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Will the minister take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Scotch Whisky Industry

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "I thank Ivan McKee for bringing this important debate to the chamber, which allows us to celebrate Scotland’s national drink…

Chamber meeting date: 28 March 2024

Crystal FM Radio

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "I echo Clare Haughey’s thanks to Christine Grahame for securing this important debate…

Votes

How Craig Hoy has voted in Parliament

Find out how Craig Hoy has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Craig Hoy has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-26904

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is reviewing the performance of the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme."

Answer expected on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03010

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports of significant financial pressures within NHS Lothian and NHS Borders."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26557

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made, based on any data that it has received from HMRC, of the total value of the contribution made by Scottish employers to the UK apprenticeship levy."

Answer expected on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26558

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much total funding is made available to colleges to deliver apprenticeships."

Answer expected on 26 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26559

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much total funding is made available to independent learning providers to deliver apprenticeships."

Answer expected on 26 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26560

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it next plans to review the amount paid, per apprentice, to (a) colleges and (b) independent learning providers to deliver apprenticeships."

Answer expected on 26 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-25834

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has provided an office-holder resettlement grant to the former Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, following his resignation; whether it has been informed of any intention to decline or return such a grant, and, if this is not the case, (a) whether such a grant will…

Answered by Jackson Carlaw (on behalf of the SPCB) on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6F-02813

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Scottish Information Commissioner’s intervention into its use and retention of informal communications, in light of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24466

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government which external consulting firms are working or advising on preparations for a National Care Service, and what the cost of any such contracts (a) has been to date and (b) is projected to be in the 2024-25 financial year."

Answered by Maree Todd on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24376

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions took place between the Minister for Housing and the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance and their officials regarding the proposed reduction to spending on housing in its 2024-25 Budget."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 January 2024

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