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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Neil Bibby

Scottish Labour

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Neil Bibby

Contact details

Contact online

Website: NeilBibby.com

X (previously known as Twitter): @NeilBibby

Facebook: Neil's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6385
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Suite 1002, Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley
PA1 1JS

Phone: 0141 889 0457
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Neil is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Neil has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Constitution

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Neil has had 20 previous roles

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

18 May 2021 - 18 April 2023

parliamentary bureau

Member

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 March 2018 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

04 March 2020 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 01 May 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 23 April 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Town Centres

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

19 December 2013 - 27 February 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 10 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Neil'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 Neil Bibby. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 17 February 2017 I launched the consultation on my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. Since then I have received in kind support and expect to receive further in kind support from the GMB Scotland (a Trade Union, of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7JU) and Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited (a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded alcoholic drinks of 10 Compton Way, North Newmoor Industrial Estate, Irvine, KA11 4HU). The value of in kind support received from GMB Scotland is estimated to be just over £300. In addition I have received in kind support from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited for design work, creation of a website and general media support. The value of the in kind support from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited is estimated to cost around £5,000. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 17 February 2017.

On 1 February 2018 I received 150 bottles of beer from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited (a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded alcoholic drinks of 10 Compton Way, North Newmoor Industrial Estate, Irvine, KA11 4HU). The bottles of beer were used to promote my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. I estimate the value of this in kind support for the beer bottles and labels to be approximately £450.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), provided in kind support for events aimed at promoting my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. The value of this support is estimated to be less than £300.

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of GMB Scotland.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

On 12 September 2023 I attended Hampden Park Stadium for the Scotland vs England friendly match as a guest of Channel 4 Television Corporation (a broadcasting company of 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX). The ticket and associated hospitality amounted to a total of £478. [Registered 15 September 2023]

On 23 September 2023, I and a guest received hospitality including lunch and tickets to the Ayr Gold Cup courtesy of Scottish Racing (c/o Hamilton Park Racecourse Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0DW). The tickets and associated hospitality amounted to a total of £756. [Registered 19 October 2023]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Neil Bibby 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: 20 June 2024

Sponsorship of Cultural Events

6. Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what assurances the Scottish Government can provide to the arts and culture sector to ensure confidence, in light of the reported issues with the sponsorship of cultural events. (S6F-03260)"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I want to go back to the issue of guidance and support for businesses as they navigate new trading arrangements and, indeed, the whole issue of trading…

Chamber meeting date: 11 June 2024

Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the opportunity to have this debate today. I would normally say that it is a pleasure, but I take no pleasure in having to talk about devastating cuts to health and social care in Renfrewshire…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 6 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. We have talked a lot about youth mobility but, as the convener mentioned at the outset, the DAG’s recent report highlights the importance of mobility for artists and technical support staff through a cultural worker visa…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Fine Arts and Performing Arts (Engagement of Children and Young People)

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "What assessment has the Scottish Government made or what assessment will it make of the viability of film in the curriculum, given that the funding for the screen educator in residence pilot programme, which the Scottish Government has supported, ends this month? How will the Government make sure that the progress that has been built by the…

Votes

How Neil Bibby has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Bibby has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Neil Bibby has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-03260

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 June 2024

"To ask the First Minister what assurances the Scottish Government can provide to the arts and culture sector to ensure confidence, in light of the reported issues with the sponsorship of cultural events."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27460

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-14445 by Neil Gray on 7 February 2023, whether it will provide updated information on how many public libraries have closed in each year since 2009, based on the latest information available."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03395

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government action it is taking to support Scotland’s islands and their economies."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26838

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all funding streams that are being used, or could be used, to fund anti-racist education initiatives."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03316

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Net Zero and Energy meant by her reported comments to the Ferguson Marine workforce on 9 April 2024, that the Scottish Government will “stand with you long into the future”."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03227

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the BBC Scotland Disclosure programme, Surviving Domestic Abuse, which was broadcast on 11 March."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6T-01858

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Creative Scotland has awarded £85,000 to the project Rein, in light of concerns about its explicit content."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25946

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason section (a) 9 and (b) 10 of the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 is not in force."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 11 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03213

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the creation of a national online support platform to expand music learning for children and young people in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24888

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its work on international engagement, what recent contact it has had with the Turkish government, including any requests for meetings from either side, and what plans there are for representatives of the two governments to meet."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 6 March 2024

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