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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

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

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

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil has had 4 previous roles

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

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 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]

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 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]

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: 22 September 2022

Ardeer Girls

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "I congratulate my colleague Ruth Maguire on lodging the motion, securing the debate this afternoon, setting out so vividly the tragedy and injustice that the play is based on and supporting her community in bringing the issue to life…

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "I am grateful for the opportunity to pay tribute, both personally and on behalf of my Airdrie and Shotts constituents, to Her Majesty the Queen…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Supersponsor Scheme

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "We have exceeded our initial commitment to welcome 3,000 people under the Scottish supersponsor scheme. As a nation, Scotland is now providing safety to over 16,500 people from Ukraine, which is 18…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Ukrainian Refugees (Support for Organisations)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "First, I thank Sarah Boyack for her reflections, which, of course, we all share. The Scottish Government has committed £1…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Ukrainian Refugees (Support)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "The Scottish Government’s priority is to ensure that displaced people arriving from Ukraine are able to stay in appropriate temporary accommodation and get the right support, ahead of moving into safe, sustainable longer-term accommodation…

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Neil Gray 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. 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. 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

Question ref. S6W-00812

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many 18- to 25-year-olds it estimates will be eligible for free NHS dental charges in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 1 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00678

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made with consulting retail employees and businesses regarding large retail stores trading on New Year’s Day."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00627

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made any progress on consulting retail employees and businesses regarding large retail stores trading on New Year’s Day."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00091

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it estimates will be included in the roll-out of the Scottish Child Payment to 16-year-olds."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 2 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00092

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it estimates will be included in the roll-out of free school breakfasts and lunches."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00090

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many carers in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency receive the Carer's Allowance Supplement."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00046

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the building of the new Monklands Hospital at Wester Moffat in Airdrie."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 June 2021

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