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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: 0131 348 5084
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 primary school teacher.

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: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "A fellow Orcadian knows how this one likes to talk. Thank you, Presiding Officer. I am pleased to be speaking in favour of the motion today, as it highlights the ambition that the Scottish Government has for the session ahead…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Not Proven Verdict (Removal)

4. Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its consideration of removing the not proven verdict. (S6O-00126)"

Chamber meeting date: 2 September 2021

Universal Credit (Reduction)

6. Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what engagement the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the reduction to universal credit that is set to take place at the end of September. (S6F-00202)"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/221)

The Convener: "Under agenda item 4, the committee has been asked to consider the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021, which increase payments and uplift the income threshold for some of the qualifying benefits under the Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/193). The proposed updates to the…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Interests

The Convener (Neil Gray): "Good morning, and welcome to the second meeting of the Social Justice and Social Security Committee. Apologies have been received from Natalie Don. I welcome Evelyn Tweed, who is attending as Natalie’s substitute…

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-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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