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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Pauline McNeill

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Pauline McNeill

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6475
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Pauline is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Pauline is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Pauline has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Chair

Party Roles

Pauline has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Pauline has had 32 previous roles

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

14 June 2017 - 29 March 2022

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

16 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

02 September 2019 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

28 June 2016 - 25 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 10 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Social Security Committee

Member

27 October 2009 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

16 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

16 September 2008 - 27 October 2009

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

17 September 2007 - 16 September 2008

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

10 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

conveners group

Member

10 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Justice 1 Committee

Convener

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Member

24 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 2 Committee

Convener

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

conveners group

Member

24 January 2001 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

08 January 2001 - 24 January 2001

Justice 2 Committee

Member

18 January 2000 - 07 January 2001

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 18 January 2000

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Pauline'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 Pauline McNeill. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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 am a member of the GMB Trade Union.

From 20 to 22 August 2016 I was in London for a speaking engagement at a conference on the subject of Yemen. The cost of my travel to and from London was £208 and the cost of my accommodation was approximately £355. These costs were met by members of the Yemeni community. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test.

I stood for election as a member of the Scottish Co-Operative party.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Pauline McNeill 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.

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "Good morning to you and your team, cabinet secretary. You are right to say that all the political parties had a manifesto commitment to abolish the not proven verdict. I did not take a view on Michael McMahon’s bill, but I did not support it…

Chamber meeting date: 6 February 2024

Scottish Prison Service (Overcrowding)

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "Scotland has the highest remand population in Europe, which is one of the reasons why the prison population is so high. Some prisoners are being held in quite scandalous conditions…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "In early 2020, I wrote an article about a constituent who had done everything right—she had isolated with her husband and followed all the other rules religiously—but whose husband had contracted Covid, was struggling to breathe and was sent by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth university hospital. He was there for 20 days. Each afternoon, she had…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 31 January 2024

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "Lord Advocate, you are correct, in that we have heard evidence from witnesses whose reading of the bill is that it would somehow give powers that could cross over the independence of not just the Crown Office but other agencies…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2024

Defence Solicitors

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "Although there has been an increase in fees, the profession still pays defence lawyers less than is paid to lawyers who work for the Government or the Crown Office…

Votes

How Pauline McNeill has voted in Parliament

Find out how Pauline McNeill has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12203.1

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 30 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12203.2

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 53 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12210

Appointment of Scottish Minister

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 58 for, 8 against, 21 abstained, 42 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12211

Appointment of Junior Scottish Ministers

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 57 for, 9 against, 21 abstained, 42 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12203

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Emma Roddick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Pauline McNeill has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25551

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) it and (b) the Scottish Prison Service has any concerns regarding prison officers having to work until the age of 68."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25538

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents have occurred, in each of the last five years, in which (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff have received medical attention as a result of coming into contact with illicit drugs in Scotland's prisons."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25549

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis (a) it and (b) the Scottish Prison Service has undertaken of any impact of prison officers having to work until the age of 68."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25533

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how many prison officers need to be recruited to ensure that all prisons are able to adhere to minimum staffing requirements."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25531

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action (a) it and (b) the Scottish Prison Service is taking to address any overcrowding in Scotland's prisons."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25541

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action (a) it and (b) the Scottish Prison Service is taking to reduce the impact of illicit drugs on the prison population."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25539

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action (a) it and (b) the Scottish Prison Service is taking to protect prison staff from the effects of illicit drugs being used by prisoners."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25550

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average age is of a prisoner in Scotland."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25537

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many seizures of illicit drugs have occurred in prisons in each of the last five years, also broken down by (a) establishment and (b) drug type."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25532

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times prisons have been unable to meet minimum staffing requirements in each of the last five years, also broken down by establishment."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

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