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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5793
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

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 9 previous roles

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

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

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: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Jenny Gilruth (Mid Fife and Glenrothes) (SNP): "made a solemn affirmation."

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…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-25402

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what further steps it will take to protect children and young people from exposure to alcohol marketing."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 19 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25063

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

Awaiting answer

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

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