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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rhoda Grant

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Rhoda Grant

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @rhodagrant

Facebook: Rhoda's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5766
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

PO Box 5717,
3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness
IV2 3HD

Phone: 01463 716299
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rhoda does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rhoda has 3 party roles

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Islands

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Rhoda has had 29 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

02 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

05 May 2020 - 25 November 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 05 May 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2019 - 30 October 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

03 June 2019 - 02 September 2019

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 November 2018 - 20 November 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

21 December 2017 - 22 October 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 21 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

30 April 2009 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 04 November 2009

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 01 October 2008

Health and Sport Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Rhoda'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 Rhoda Grant. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021. The value of the material support provided to me is £6,600. The costs of this support are met by CARE ((Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF).

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a sixth share of a house in Lewis with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. The gross income is up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am the Vice Chair of Friends of the Far North Line. This is an honorary position for which I receive no remuneration.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party MSP Group.

I am a member of Unison.

I received £100 from Unison as a contribution to my regional list selection campaign.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

I received on bottle of whisky from the Scotch Whisky Association, the nominal value for the COP26 Limited Edition Blended Scotch Whisky to be £30, although it is not for commercial sale. [Registered 16 December 2021]

I am a Director of the North Applecross Woodlands Company Limited. There is no remuneration attached to the post.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rhoda Grant 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: 25 January 2022

My Breath is My Life

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I, too, congratulate Jackie Dunbar on securing this really important debate. Asthma is a common complaint—so common, in fact, that we often take very little heed of it, even though it impacts just under 10 per cent of the population…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Essential Tremor (Treatment) (PE1723)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you, convener. If I seem to be here a lot of the time, it simply shows how important the committee is to my constituents. It makes a real difference to people’s lives, and I hope that this petition will also have that impact…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Rest and Be Thankful Project (PE1916)

Rhoda Grant: "As you have said, convener, over the past 14 years, the Rest and Be Thankful has been closed on quite a number of occasions, and it has cost over £87 million in efforts to keep it open and keep traffic safe…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Scotland’s Marine Assessment 2020

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "What confidence can the cabinet secretary have in the assessment and implementation of the marine plan when the front-line workers involved in policing it are facing a real-terms pay cut…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Ferry Services (Support)

3. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support ferry services in Scotland. (S6O-00602)"

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Rhoda Grant 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-05890

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost is per square metre of cladding insultation for a stone-built house."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05891

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what grant assistance for homeowners is available for cladding insulation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05847

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it provides support for lower-cost alternatives than the installation of air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps to people who wish to improve the carbon footprint of their off-gas-grid homes."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05843

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place to assist the improvement of homes that are off-gas-grid following the removal of oil and LPG boilers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05846

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost to the consumer is of installing (a) high heat retention electric heating systems, (b) air source heat pumps, (c) ground source heat pumps and (d) micro-hydro and micro-wind systems, and whether these costs vary for homes that are off-gas-grid."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05848

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that 33% of remote rural households are living in extreme fuel poverty compared with 11% of households in the rest of Scotland, how its Fuel Poverty Strategy will deliver improved fuel poverty outcomes for people in off-gas-grid homes."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05845

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many advisers are available through Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS): Area Based Schemes (ABS) to provide bespoke and targeted advice to individuals living in rural areas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05849

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether its Fuel Poverty Strategy meets the requirements of the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) Scotland Act 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05108

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it intends to appoint a chair of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, to succeed Erik Ostergaard."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05446

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, ahead of the construction on both the medium and long-term solutions for the Rest and Be Thankful on the A83, whether it plans to coordinate this work with planned rebuilding work on the A82 near Tarbet."

Awaiting answer

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