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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

Committees

Pauline is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Pauline is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Pauline has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Pauline has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Pauline has had 21 previous roles

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

02 September 2019 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

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

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

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

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 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a director of McNeill and Stone, a social public affairs company (of North Lanarkshire). I received a final payment of between £501 and £1,000 for work carried out in April 2016. From 6 May 2016 I am an unpaid director of the company and all my work has been handed over to the new director.

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

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. [Registered 13 September 2016]

I am the Chair of Middle East North Africa Forum Scotland.

I am a member of the GMB Trade Union.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Self-isolation Support Grant (Approval of Applications)

7. Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that local authorities with the highest deprivation rates are least likely to approve self-isolation support grant applications. (S5F-04929)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

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

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "I congratulate Andy Wightman on his member’s bill reaching stage 3. It is a good bill to end the parliamentary session with. Andy Wightman has made a dry subject energetic and meaningful. I, too, thank Aileen Campbell for all her service…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Churches (Support During Lockdown)

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "I wanted to support Jeremy Balfour in tonight’s debate because it shines a light on the humanity that is exemplified by churches…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2021

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "I offer Bill Bowman my very best wishes on his retirement from the Parliament. Yet again, local authorities have a settlement that does not meet their needs…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/82)

Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab): "I was involved in delivery of milk to children in a previous life, so I spotted the regulations right away. It is a negative instrument, so we do not learn much about the regulations—we are just presented with them…

Votes

How Pauline McNeill has voted in Parliament

Find out how Pauline McNeill 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 abstained

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 not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Pauline McNeill 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-35731

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35219 by Michael Matheson on 1 March 2021, what information it has on how much the UK Government pays for security for each person in hotel quarantine, and what this represents as a percentage of the overall cost of quarantine."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35940

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the annual homelessness statistics before the pre-election campaign recess."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35367

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice has been given to GPs and vaccinators regarding how to identify people with underlying health conditions who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination under JCVI priority group 6."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35366

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each JCVI vaccine prioritisation group are considered to be housebound, and what proportion have received their (a) first and (b) second COVID-19 vaccination."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35365

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people with underlying health conditions are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination as part of JCVI priority group 6, and how this compares with their eligibility for the annual flu vaccine."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35140

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures (a) Public Health Scotland, (b) NHS boards and (c) other stakeholders are taking to ensure that information promoting the COVID-19 vaccines is made available to people who are (i) refugees and (ii) seeking asylum and addresses fears caused by misinformation, and in what languages the material publishing…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33793

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether, as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, antibody tests will be offered to people who are taking immunosuppressant medication for conditions such as Crohn’s and colitis in order to confirm the efficacy of the vaccine in such cases."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35660

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether businesses offering mobile phone repairs and other similar businesses are eligible for COVID-19 business support funding, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35720

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35154 by Mairi Gougeon on 2 March 2021, what flexibility COVID-19 vaccinators have regarding the disposal of unused doses before they become unsuitable for use, including vaccinating people who attend the centres on an unscheduled "walk-in" basis."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35719

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35154 by Mairi Gougeon on 2 March 2021, whether its guidance for COVID-19 vaccinators is publicly available, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

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