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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

Twitter: @jennygilruth

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at local office

12 Commercial Street
Markinch
KY7 6DE

Phone: 01592 764815
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 13 previous roles

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

24 January 2022 - 30 March 2023

Minister for Transport

Scottish Government

19 May 2021 - 24 January 2022

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

18 February 2020 - 19 May 2021

Minister for Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills 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 17 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (a publishing firm of 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF). 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.

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 am registered with the General Teaching Council for 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: 8 February 2024

Scottish Languages Bill (Areas of Linguistic Significance)

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Jenny Gilruth): "The designation of areas of linguistic significance will ultimately be a matter for local authorities…

Chamber meeting date: 6 February 2024

Dunoon Grammar School

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Jenny Gilruth): "I thank Donald Cameron for lodging the motion, and I thank colleagues across the chamber for a positive debate. As Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, I welcome the opportunity to celebrate excellence in education…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Teaching (Class Contact Time)

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Jenny Gilruth): "The Government is committed to reducing class contact time for teachers by 90 minutes per week by the end of the current parliamentary session, and work is on-going with our key stakeholders to achieve that aim…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Glasgow Primary Schools (Staff Retention and Wellbeing)

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Jenny Gilruth): "Glasgow City Council is responsible for the employment of teachers in its area. That includes staff retention and wellbeing. Notwithstanding that, we are supporting the recruitment and retention of teachers by providing councils with £145…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Museums (Education on Racism and Colonialism)

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (Jenny Gilruth): "Pupils engage with museums and exhibitions in a number of ways. For example, young people co-curated the “Glasgow—City of Empire” exhibition at Kelvingrove art gallery and museum that was launched in November last year…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Jenny Gilruth has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those 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. S5O-04093

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports inclusive growth in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency."

Awaiting answer

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. S5O-03952

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03827

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent figures from The Trussell Trust showing that thousands of three-day emergency food parcels have been handed out in Fife this year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03768

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling poverty and inequality."

Awaiting answer

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. S5O-03638

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to EU citizens to stay in Scotland ahead of 31 October."

Awaiting answer

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