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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Marra

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Jenny Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @jennymarra

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 11 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 05 March 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Convener

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

10 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

25 April 2012 - 19 September 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 10 January 2012

Justice Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment 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 Marra. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

From January 2016 until the dissolution of Parliament on 23 March 2016 I was in receipt of the services of an intern who was working in my office for 2 days a week. The intern scheme is Scottish Government funded but administered through Inclusion Scotland (a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals of 2nd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ). The value of this support was £1876.88.

Overseas visits

On 14 to 17 September 2015, I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by the charitable initiative Remembering Srebrenicia, which is a project of the charity Ummah Help (of Newland House, 2nd Floor, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA). The visit was part of the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ educational visits programme. The costs of the visit were met by Remembering Srebrenicia and amounted to £428 for flights and £186.41 for other costs including accommodation, food and transport during the visit, with a total cost of £614.41.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in the Dundee City Council area with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I acquired this property in November 2015 and until 22 January 2016 used this property as a residential home. I receive a gross rental income from this property of between £5,001 and £10,000 a year.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I received two tickets to attend the Open golf tournament on 20 July 2018 as a guest of the organisers with a monetary value of £150 each. [Registered 15 August 2018]

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) makes a regular contribution, amounting to £2,004 annually, to support my political campaigning. The funds are paid to The Scottish Labour Party and are accounted for in its return to the Electoral Commission.

I am a member of Community the Union.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of GMB.

I am a member of the Communication Workers Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Marra 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: 24 March 2021

Breast Cancer Waiting Times

Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Breast cancer waiting times in Tayside are now 17 weeks from general practitioner referral to first appointment. As the First Minister knows, that is a severe breach of Government-recommended maximum waiting times and an eternity for patients…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "The plan sounds very good, especially for same-day treatment, but it also sounds light years away from where we are today. How will the minister ensure that statutory services actually deliver her plan?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Decision Time

Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. With apologies, Scottish Labour does not agree to the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2021. Is it possible to record our dissent or move to a division?"

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

“The 2019/20 audit of Scottish Water”

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of the section 22 report “The 2019/20 audit of Scottish Water”…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Jenny Marra): "Good morning, and welcome to the 10th meeting in 2021 of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee. This is the final scheduled meeting of the committee in session 5. Agenda item 1 is a decision on whether to take business in private…

Votes

How Jenny Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Marra 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 abstained

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jenny Marra 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-33973

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government on what dates it has met the Interim Director of Mental Health at NHS Tayside in the last year, and whether it will publish the minutes."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 6 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-27736

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the level of funding provided to charities supporting victims of human trafficking in April 2019 is sufficient to make evidence-based interruptions to the criminal supply chain active in human trafficking, and whether it has plans to renew and broaden the funding and scope of action once the…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27735

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what work is being done to understand the critical enablers that facilitate human trafficking in Scotland and to identify access points used by criminal gangs, the transporters and online enablers of the criminal supply chain."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27537

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is a requirement for sportscotland funding for new buildings to have same-sex toilets and changing facilities."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27536

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what building specification criteria sportscotland required to be met for its funding contribution to the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-26557

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the additional £20 million in funding that was announced by the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing in summer 2019 has been allocated to NHS Tayside."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26717

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 29 October 2019, Safeguarding environmental standards, whether it will confirm who it has appointed to its advisory panel to ensure that environmental standards are maintained in the event of a no deal Brexit, and what the process was for making these appointments."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-25579

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will acknowledge and reply to the letter of 22 April 2019 from the Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, Professor Mark Chaplain, which set out a mathematical and scientific assessment of the breast cancer dosages in NHS Tayside."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 6 November 2019

Question ref. S5W-25578

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the Right to Reply submission in response to the paper, Clinical Risk Assessment of the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Report, “Clinical Management of Breast Cancer in NHS Tayside”, which was submitted on 23 April 2019."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 6 November 2019

Question ref. S5O-02281

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on OSCR’s call for more powers of intervention."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 27 June 2018

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