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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Patrick Harvie

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2003 - present day

About Patrick Harvie

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @patrickharvie

Facebook: Patrick's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Patrick is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Patrick has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Patrick has 5 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Patrick has had 18 previous roles

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

16 September 2020 - 24 September 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 19 December 2018

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2016 - 04 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 27 November 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

29 October 2014 - 27 November 2014

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

23 October 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 01 November 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

19 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

Member

19 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Convener

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

08 February 2006 - 02 April 2007

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 30 January 2006

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Patrick'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 Patrick Harvie. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I received a donation of £500 towards my election expenses for the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election from the Fire Brigades Union Scotland. This interest, registered on a voluntary basis in the previous session of the Parliament, is now included in the gifts category as a result of the change in the threshold value for registration of gifts.

Overseas visits

From 19 July to 6 August 2010 I participated in the International Visitors' Leadership Program in the United States, a three week study programme principally examining US policy on climate change. The costs of meals, travel and accommodation within the US, and occasional expenses, were met by the US Department of State Cultural Affairs Division (of 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520) to a total of $8,100 which, on 19 July 2010, was equivalent to £5,316. The costs of travel to and from the US were met by me.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 08 March 2018]

I am a member and supporter of the Equality Network.

I am a member and supporter of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (generally referred to as EPF), a networking organisation of parliamentarians from across Europe, including but not limited to EU member states. During Sessions 2 and 3 of the Scottish Parliament I participated at a number of conferences and study visits organised by the EPF, generally funded through the UNFPA or national family planning and sexual health agencies.

On Friday 2 May 2014 I was given a bottle of Referendum Blend whisky by the Good Spirits Company, of Bath Street, Glasgow. The retail value of this gift was £69. This gift was given after I had participated in a launch event for the whisky.

I am a member and supporter of Greenpeace.

I am a member and supporter of the Humanist Society of Scotland.

I am an associate member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member and supporter of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade.

I am a member and supporter of Amnesty International.

I am a member and supporter of the Campaign for Real Ale.

I am a member and supporter of Compass.

I am a member and supporter of Stonewall Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Patrick Harvie 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: 12 April 2021

Motion of Condolence

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): "I join the other party leaders in offering my sincere condolences to Prince Philip’s family, his friends and all those who will miss him…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): "This situation began with an extremely serious issue: the mishandling of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations. I honestly wish that everyone’s focus had remained on that issue…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): "This situation began with an extremely serious issue: the mishandling of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations. I honestly wish that everyone’s focus had remained on that issue…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): "Presiding Officer, I had not requested to speak in this debate and was not expecting to."

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Patrick Harvie (Glasgow) (Green): "I add my sincere congratulations to Neil Bibby, not just on introducing the bill and steering it through but on doing the work of building consensus to get the bill to the point of being passed—and it will certainly pass with the support of the Green group of MSPs. I declare, from my entry in the register of members’ interests, not only my…

Votes

How Patrick Harvie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Patrick Harvie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Patrick Harvie 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. S5W-35642

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the Managed Isolation Welfare Fund."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35641

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the closure of non-essential click and collect retail, what its position is on whether businesses that sell a mixture of essential and non-essential items and are permitted to remain open during the COVID-19 lockdown should continue to sell non-essential items."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35639

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend the eligibility criteria for the Strategic Framework Business Fund to include non-ratepaying businesses across a wider range of circumstances than current criteria allow for."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35638

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding (a) people and (b) businesses who have been unable to access (i) the Self Employment Income Support Scheme, (ii) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (iii) other HMRC-issued financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35640

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will include co-working offices and studio spaces on Level 4 Strategic Framework Business Grant eligibility list, in light of the impact on their businesses of the instruction to work from home wherever possible that was issued on 4 January 2021."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35644

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to have completed its assessment of the funding required for the replacement of unsafe cladding on buildings."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35643

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the proposed timescale is for the allocation of financial support to (a) buildings with the greatest and (b) all other buildings with cladding replacement needs."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35645

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the steps it is taking to ensure that (a) developers take at least partial financial responsibility for the replacement of unsafe cladding and (b) the cost of replacing unsafe cladding is affordable for all home owners."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34789

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the impact of antisocial noise on people during the COVID-19 lockdown, and what its position is on whether local authorities’ monitoring and enforcement regimes are appropriate for these circumstances."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34070

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people who are not eligible for the Self-Isolation Support Grant but who are required to self-isolate and who are being paid by their employer a lower amount of money than they would have otherwise earned."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 December 2020

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