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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gil Paterson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Gil Paterson

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @gilmpaterson

Facebook: Gil's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Gil is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Gil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gil has had 22 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 12 January 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 24 May 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

27 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 21 January 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 08 January 2015

Public Audit Committee

Member

10 January 2013 - 27 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 10 January 2013

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

18 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

Member

13 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

18 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 18 November 2008

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

European and External Relations Committee

Member

19 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 31 March 2003

Procedures Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Gil'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 Gil Paterson. The date of their initial statement was 20 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am part owner of Gil’s Motor Factors (a family business of 280-290 Colston Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 2BE). I receive remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and undertake less than 20 days work per year. Gil’s Motor Factors receives rental income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum in relation to a commercial property in Aberdeen. This rental income is paid into the general account of Gil’s Motor Factors.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 March 2020]

I am part owner of a commercial property in Bishopbriggs with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000.

I am part owner of a commercial property in Aberdeen with a market value of between £300,001 and £350,000. Rental income from this property is registered under the entry relating to Gil’s Motor Factors in the Remuneration and related undertaking category.

I am part owner of a commercial property in Hillington with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000. This property forms part of my personal pension fund. Rental income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum from this property is also paid into the pension fund. I do not currently draw a pension from this pension fund.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Through my family business I am a member of the National Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a Board Member of National Independent Body Supplies, a UK wide organisation for motor factor businesses. I do not receive any remuneration in relation to this role.

I am a Board Member of the Ship Yard Trust. I do not receive any remuneration or expenses in relation to this role. [Registered 18 March 2019]

I am a Board Member of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. I do not receive any remuneration or expenses in relation to this role. [Registered 18 March 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gil Paterson 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: 23 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to access the app. I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to access the app. I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Clyde Mission Division

1. Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether the Clyde mission division has received any response from outwith the country to the call by the economy secretary for ideas “to make the river an engine of sustainable and inclusive growth for Glasgow, the region and Scotland”. (S5O-05130)"

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Clydebank Blitz (80th Anniversary)

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "This is my final speech to Parliament. Before I turn to the substance of my speech, I take the opportunity to say a few words of thanks…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Decision Time

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am afraid that my app would not load. I would have voted yes."

Votes

How Gil Paterson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gil Paterson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Gil Paterson 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. S5W-34637

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what pans it has to eradicate asbestos from all (a) public and (b) private buildings."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 2 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34638

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding it is providing to help find a cure for peritoneal mesothelioma."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-28761

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it has given Tesco in Scotland additional rates relief other than the 1.5 pence non-domestic rates increase due in April 2020-21 but not implemented."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 12 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28762

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it (a) plans to use or (b) has used the powers it has to designate any airports and, if so, which."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 4 May 2020

Question ref. S5O-04120

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the benefits are for older people of participating in activities such as bowling."

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 6 February 2020

Question ref. S5O-03982

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of the broadband infrastructure in the Clydebank and Milngavie constituency."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 9 January 2020

Question ref. S5O-02848

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what the justice secretary's position is on what the implications of a no deal Brexit could be for policing in Scotland."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 31 January 2019

Question ref. S5O-02685

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 December 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what response it has received from the UK Government regarding medical research being undertaken at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital that may be impacted adversely by Brexit."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 December 2018

Question ref. S5W-20493

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 December 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the commitment made by the First Minister earlier in 2018 at an international conference on employment of disabled people, to publish an action plan to address the disability employment gap later this year."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 11 December 2018

Question ref. S5W-19855

Asked by: Paterson, Gil, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-18648 by Clare Haughey on 22 October 2018, whether it will provide the same information broken down by what the average waiting time for mental health treatment has been for children."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 November 2018

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