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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

Glasgow Collective
15 East Campbell Street
Glasgow
G1 5DT

Committees

Patrick is not a member of any 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

Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Patrick has 3 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Patrick has had 26 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 30 August 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 30 August 2021

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

18 May 2021 - 05 July 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

24 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

15 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

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 26 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

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 associate member of the National Union of Journalists.

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

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 the Humanist Society of Scotland.

I am a member and supporter of Greenpeace.

I am a supporter of Stonewall Scotland.

I am a member and supporter of the Equality Network.

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

I received a donation of £500 toward election expenses for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

I am a Vice-President of the European Movement in Scotland. This position is unpaid, and I receive no other benefits from it. [Registered 23 June 2021]

I received a donation of £500 towards my election expenses for the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election from the Fire Brigades Union Scotland.

I am a member and supporter of Amnesty International.

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.

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

I am a member and supporter of the Poverty Alliance.

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: 26 January 2023

Rent Freeze (Effect on Availability)

The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (Patrick Harvie): "I refer Mr Simpson to the answer that I have just given to Liz Smith. The private rented sector is dynamic: it is made up of tens of thousands of small-scale landlords and there is constant coming and going within the sector…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Landlords (Guidance on Damp Prevention)

The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (Patrick Harvie): "The Scottish Housing Regulator wrote to all social landlords on 1 December 2022 on the importance of having appropriate systems to identify cases of mould and damp…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Rent Freeze (Effect on Availability)

The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (Patrick Harvie): "Although it is an administrative rather than a statistical source, the most recent sector-wide data is from the Scottish landlord registration system, which shows that, in December 2022, there were 340,149 private rented properties registered in Scotland. That is slightly more than the 339,632 properties that were registered in August 2022. The…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Housing

The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (Patrick Harvie): "I am not sure that I can quite express my relief at being told by Mark Griffin that he has not lodged a motion of no confidence…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act

The Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights (Patrick Harvie): "I am pleased to be able to make a statement to Parliament today to accompany publication of the first of the Scottish Government’s three-monthly reports on the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022, covering the period 28 October to 31 December 2022. The Parliament will recall that we took emergency legislative action in October…

Votes

How Patrick Harvie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Patrick Harvie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.1

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Alexander Stewart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 30 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Patrick Harvie has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-00104

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6O-00025

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when Ministers last met with tenants' unions to discuss the development of the Rented Sector Strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6F-00003

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 May 2021

Question ref. S5F-04897

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 March 2021

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-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-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-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

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