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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 their Constituency

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

Phone: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil had 1 previous role

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

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

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

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]

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

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: 20 January 2022

Shotts Railway Station (Accessibility)

5. Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "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. (S6O-00654)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Child Poverty Targets

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "United Kingdom inflation is hitting a 30-year high and energy costs for households are spiralling, with no action from the UK Government, and the UK Government has cut the standard rate of universal credit by £20 per week…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Independence Referendum (Staffing Resources)

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I welcome the allocation of resource to honour the SNP’s manifesto commitment to deliver a referendum in this session of Parliament. I welcome, too, the Scottish Government’s programme for government…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Waiting Times (Conditions other than Covid-19)

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Getting access to primary care treatment is of fundamental importance…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Local Authority Decision Making (Support)

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "The Social Justice and Fairness Commission, of which I had the pleasure of being deputy convener, reported last year…

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-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."

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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-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

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-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

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