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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jenny Gilruth

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Jenny is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 10 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Scottish Government

30 March 2017 - 19 April 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Gilruth. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF), a publishing firm. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a text book written prior to my election and I do not expect to undertake any publishing work during this session.

Between 21 November and 5 December 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I spent 2 hours per week undertaking this role and earned £300 per week. I chose to donate my full earnings of £900 to Fife Women's Aid. I therefore received no financial benefit from undertaking this work. Payment was made direct to Fife Women's Aid on 17 January 2018. [Registered 25 January 2018]

Gifts

On 12 August I attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at Edinburgh Castle as a guest of Poppyscotland (a charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland of New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ). The value of the ticket plus hospitality amounted to £400. [Registered 11 September 2017]

Overseas visits

From 9 to 23 July 2016 I visited the USA on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share Scottish and EU policy practices/trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on education, environmental, taxation and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105, and was paid for by the US Embassy (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ). The figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. [Registered 04 August 2016]

From 11 to 14 November 2018 I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. The purpose of the visit was to learn lessons about the Genocide. Costs were met by Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540 of Turcan Connell Solicitors Princes Exchange Earl Grey Street Edinburgh EH3 9EE) and were £627. [Registered 10 December 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

I am a member of the union School Leaders Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Gilruth 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: 17 March 2021

Visa Requirements (Work and Student Internships)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "Scotland must be able to attract talented people from across the world to work and study here, and migration policy should support mobility, collaboration and innovation…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Settled Status Scheme (Deadline)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "More than 250,000 applications have been made to the EU settlement scheme by people in Scotland, but many more people have yet to apply. That is why we have we have provided more than £1 million of support through our stay in Scotland campaign…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

“Breaking Point” (Response)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "The Scottish Government shares the concerns expressed in the Disasters Emergency Committee’s report about the impact of Covid-19 on the world’s most fragile states…

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Brexit (Impact on European Union Workers)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "Given the extraordinary circumstances of the global pandemic, the full impact of Brexit on Scotland’s workforce is currently unclear. Ultimately, however, having fewer EU workers will damage public services, labour markets and communities…

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Post-Brexit International Relations

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has undoubtedly posed challenges to Scotland’s ability to engage closely with international partners…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth 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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 Jenny Gilruth 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-27245

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 5 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-27120

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26767

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26064

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when figures showing local authority and school level spend of Pupil Equity Funding in 2018-19 will be published."

Answered by: John Swinney on 31 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25714

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the independent jury research that it commissioned will be published."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25530

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what the scope and timescale is for the forthcoming independent review of the senior phase in school."

Answered by: John Swinney on 27 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24987

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Programme for Government commitment to consult on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 August 2019

Question ref. S5W-24216

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the resignation of the chair, Dr Dame Denise Coia, when it will provide an update on the future of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce, and when it will publish the taskforce's recommendations."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 4 July 2019

Question ref. S5O-03390

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how much pupil equity funding has been spent in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency since its introduction."

Answered by: John Swinney on 13 June 2019

Question ref. S5W-21827

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the Fair Work Action Plan."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 27 February 2019

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