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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenni Minto

Scottish National Party

MSP for Argyll and Bute (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Jenni Minto

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5106
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jenni is a member of 15 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

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

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenni does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jenni does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenni does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Jenni'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 Jenni Minto. The date of their initial statement was 24 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 have a £5k shareholding in Islay Energy Community Benefit Society, which returns 4% interest each year. IECBS’s aim is to benefit the community through the development and operation of renewable energy projects on, or in the seas around the island of Islay. The society is owned and controlled by its shareholders, who as members have one vote each, irrespective of the size of their shareholding. The turbine was erected by 31 October 2014, and produced its first electricity on the 13 December 2014, the turbine was finally declared up and running at full capacity on Friday 13 February 2015.

My husband and I jointly edited a book, Islay Voices, published by Birlinn.

I was a Trustee and Director of Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface from August 2016 to August 2019. I derived no financial benefit.

I am a member of RSPB, this derives no financial benefit.

I am a member of Islay Energy Trust, this derives no financial benefit.

I am a Trustee of the Museum of Islay Life, this derives no financial benefit.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenni Minto 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

Fuel Costs (Rural and Island Communities)

5. Jenni Minto (Argyll and Bute) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it can give to rural and island communities, such as those in Argyll and Bute, in light of basic fuel costs reportedly being disproportionately high historically. (S6O-01376)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Ferries

Jenni Minto (Argyll and Bute) (SNP): "As the minister has said, she held a meeting yesterday with the Mull & Iona Ferry Committee, Transport Scotland and CalMac to drive through the changes to the proposed winter timetable for Mull and Iona in response to issues highlighted by the community. I should also point out that other work such as the installation of new equipment on piers…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Scotland’s Census

Jenni Minto: "I was struck when you talked about the ways that you could get information about the census out to people. I studied statistics for one year at secondary school, but I have to admit that it was not my favourite subject…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny

Jenni Minto (Argyll and Bute) (SNP): "I will follow that up, because what Kirsty Cumming has just said is connected with my area of questioning…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Displaced People from Ukraine

Jenni Minto (Argyll and Bute) (SNP): "The Scottish Government has been tireless in acquiring safe and comfortable temporary accommodation for Ukrainians who have newly arrived in Scotland, with the assistance of councils such as Argyll and Bute Council in my area…

Votes

How Jenni Minto has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenni Minto 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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted against

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 voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jenni Minto 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-10661

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its consultation document setting out its plans for the next Agriculture Bill."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 29 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10510

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the analysis of its Islands Bond consultation."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 19 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09421

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the current global supply chain issues resulting from the conflict in Ukraine, what actions it has taken to strengthen the food security of Scotland."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08599

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any barriers that tenant crofters have in accessing Woodland Carbon Code funding, and, if so, what steps it is taking to address these issues."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 1 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-07235

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current average level of transport spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 24 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06267

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Forestry Grant Scheme, how much woodland creation grant funding was provided for (a) conifer, (b) diverse conifer, (c) broadleaves, (d) native scots pine, (e) native upland birch, (f) native broadleaves, (g) native low density, (h) small or farm woodland and (i) Northern and Western Isles in (i) 2019,…

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06266

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding native woodland planting, (a) how much grant funding was provided and (b) how many hectares were planted in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05251

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04080

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in response to the publication of the Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03603

Asked by: Minto, Jenni, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to consult on legislation to extend the framework for licensing of activities involving animals to require anyone breeding, selling, or transferring the ownership of a litter of puppies to be registered…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 26 October 2021

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