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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Neil Gray

Scottish National Party

MSP for Airdrie and Shotts (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Neil Gray

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @neilgraysnp

Facebook: Neil's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Office 9, Airdrie Business Centre,
Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Neil is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Neil is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil has had 7 previous roles

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

08 February 2024 - 08 May 2024

Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care

Scottish Government

30 March 2023 - 08 February 2024

Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy

Scottish Government

11 March 2022 - 30 March 2023

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine

Scottish Government

25 January 2022 - 11 March 2022

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

23 June 2021 - 25 January 2022

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Convener

23 June 2021 - 25 January 2022

conveners group

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Social Justice and Social Security 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 Gray. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I received allowances from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to support the winding down of my Westminster constituency office. I resigned as the MP for Airdrie & Shotts on 24th March 2021 and had two months to wind down my office. I received the following payments from IPSA to pay contractors and invoices to wind down the office: £589.18 7th May 2021 - North Lanarkshire Council, rent. £48.74 17th May 2021 - Soloprotect personal security. £474.00 20th May 2021 - Millbank Painter Decorators. £885.60 24th May 2021 - McGarry’s flooring. £594 24th May 2021 - Millbank Painter Decorators. £59 24th May 2021 - packing for return of IT equipment.

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 was formerly the Deputy Convenor of the Social Justice & Fairness Commission, established by the First Minister in 2019.

On 5 February I attended the Scotland vs England Six Nations men's rugby international at Murrayfield as a guest of Heineken. The ticket had a face value of £117 with hospitality estimated at £80. [Registered 7 February 2022]

On 15 November 2021 I attend the Scotland vs Denmark match at Hampden as a guest of BT Scotland. The estimated value of this was hospitality £250. [Registered 18 November 2021]

On 4 November 2021 I attended a dinner hosted by the CBI at COP26, as a guest of Chivas Brothers. This had a monetary value of £200. [Registered 2 January 2022]

On Thursday 24th March 2022 I attended the Scotland v Poland men’s international football friendly at Hampden in my Ministerial role, as a guest of the Scottish Football Association. The value of the ticket was £30 and the value of hospitality has been estimated as £45. [Registered 31 March 2022]

My wife is a local authority Equity Development Officer. [Amended interest 22 September 2021]

From 17 January 2022 to 23 March 2022, I received support for my Parliamentary duties from a paid intern provided by the John Smith Centre. I do not consider that this meets the prejudice test. [Registered 7 March 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Neil Gray 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: 29 May 2024

NHS Waiting Times

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (Neil Gray): "As Jackie Baillie knows, an initial investment of £30 million has been targeted at a series of national and local plans to reduce pandemic backlogs by maximising the use of local and national resources across Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

NHS Lanarkshire (Meetings)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (Neil Gray): "Ministers and Scottish Government officials regularly meet representatives of all health boards, including NHS Lanarkshire, to discuss matters of importance to local people, including my constituents."

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (Neil Gray): "Ministers and Scottish Government officials regularly meet representatives of all health boards, including NHS Ayrshire and Arran."

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

General Practitioner Sustainability Loan Scheme

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (Neil Gray): "We greatly value the contribution that general practice makes to the nation’s health and want to ensure that general practitioner practices have the support that they need…

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

Minor Injuries Units

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care (Neil Gray): "My officials and I regularly meet national health service boards to discuss the performance and resilience of urgent and unscheduled care services…

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 46

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 104 for, 8 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 50

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 7 for, 87 against, 18 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 43

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 48 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 49 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 25 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Neil Gray has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-05483

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will support public sector employers to pilot a four-day working week."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05643

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to North Lanarkshire Council to build council housing in each year since 1999."

Answered by Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00671

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00654

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it and Transport Scotland have had with ScotRail and Network Rail regarding the accessibility of Shotts railway station."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00618

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support and treatment is available for people diagnosed with phenylketonuria."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00528

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in NHS Lanarkshire."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00437

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the new Child Disability Payment."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00341

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact its revised rules on the use of fireworks have had on antisocial behaviour complaints related to bonfire night."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00270

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its policies and actions across government to support the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and how these have been impacted by the reported cross-sector labour shortages."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03320

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it expects will receive support from the proposed expansion of child winter heating assistance."

Answered by Ben Macpherson on 14 October 2021

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