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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kenneth Gibson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame North (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Kenneth Gibson

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Kenneth is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kenneth has 1 parliamentary and government role

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Kenneth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kenneth has had 16 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 01 September 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Convener

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

02 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 05 November 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

26 June 2008 - 02 September 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

19 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 May 2002 - 05 September 2002

Local Government Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 19 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kenneth'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 Kenneth Gibson. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 11 to 14 October 2018 I travelled to the Faroe Islands as a guest of the Party for People's Government to address a conference on self-determination. My flight from Copenhagen to Vagar, three nights in a hotel, meals in the Faroes and some transport was paid by the Party for People's Government (a pollical party of Medlemssekretær (TJ), Christiansborg, DK-1240 København K, Danmark). The cost of the trip to the Party for People's Government was around £1,000. I paid for my flights from Edinburgh to and from Copenhagen and incidentals such as airport parking, meals in transit and some transport in the Faroe lslands. [Registered 24 October 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Glasgow with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 from which I receive gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000 but with a loss of around £1,000 to £2,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Kenneth Gibson 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

Heart Disease Improvement Plan (Financial Support)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "In 2019, I raised the fact that the British Heart Foundation had revealed evidence that, although heart disease kills three times as many women as breast cancer does, the prognosis for female patients remains much poorer than that for men…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Greensill Capital UK (Administration)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "As a former employee of British Steel for more than four years, working at Dalzell, I have considerable concerns about the future of the industry…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I listened to the First Minister’s response to Alasdair Allan regarding island authorities…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Churches (Support During Lockdown)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I congratulate Jeremy Balfour on bringing the motion to the Parliament, and I commend colleagues from parties across the Parliament for sharing their experiences…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Human Right to a Healthy Environment

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I congratulate my colleague Ruth Maguire on bringing this important debate to the chamber…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson 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 voted against

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Kenneth Gibson 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-36084

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress on its proposals for fair, green ports in Scotland."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35682

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes have been given to parents since the initiative began."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35280

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the savings will be for each industry sector following the decision to extend the 100% business rates relief to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors for the entirety of 2021-22."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 2 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35481

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made to return Glasgow Prestwick Airport to the private sector."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34997

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what savings might arise for the (a) retail, (b) hospitality and (c) leisure sector from the decision to extend 100% business rates relief for the first three months of 2021-22."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35018

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it envisages garden centres will be re-opened."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 12 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34718

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the precarious and flexible work research."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-32066

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider exempting island communities, including Arran, which have consistently recorded an extremely low number of COVID-19 cases, from its blanket ban on indoor social gatherings."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 18 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34305

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that the training for people who work with people with epilepsy includes the administration of rescue training, meets industry standards and is safe."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33941

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities will have delivered the required spaces to ensure 1,140 hours of funded childcare by December 2020, and which it expects will have (a) done so by April 2021 and (b) not done so by August 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2020

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