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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 local office

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

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

02 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

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

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments 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

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

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

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

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

Finance Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs 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 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 MSP Group.

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.

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: 19 May 2022

Online Teaching (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Having a teacher in place while pupils are being taught, albeit remotely, means that the wellbeing of pupils is looked after. Indeed, if pupils have queries, it is really important that they have a suitably qualified teacher there with them…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Carbon Neutral Islands

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The Government’s announcement that it will assist six islands to become carbon neutral by 2040 is welcome…

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Ferry Problems

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The crux of the debate is that disastrous decisions were made that have cost the Scottish people hundreds of millions of pounds. The cost to our island communities is immeasurable…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "In February, the cabinet secretary told the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee that “it is the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill that will put in place the long-term planning that is necessary to make both the practical and cultural changes that we need to make human rights around food a reality for everyone in…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 4 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you, convener. I have a question for clarification. Prospect has worked well on the matter and I am pleased that we are where we are and are making progress. We talked about replicating the Sumburgh service…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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-08453

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07780 by Kate Forbes on 4 May 2022, whether it (a) believes, (b) knows or (c) suspects that a cabinet secretary, minister or civil servant destroyed the relevant documentation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08305

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of a study in the medical journal, Health Affairs, stating that, in the United States, there were 10% fewer COVID-19-related deaths in unionised, compared with non-unionised, care homes, whether there are similar comparative figures available for Scotland, and, if not, whether it will commit to compiling…

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08466

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what training and support has been given to (a) clinicians, (b) nurses and (c) healthcare support workers, under the neurological care and support strategy, to increase and broaden knowledge and specialisms to ensure that adequate treatment and care is provided."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08462

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nursing roles have been affected by the Scottish Government’s neurological care and support strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08468

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that (a) the required specialist and condition-specific support is delivered and (b) clinical standards are met for MS patients throughout the Western Isles, and whether it will outline its plans to support healthcare workers to cope with their caseload of MS patients in the Western Isles."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08464

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many new nursing roles have been created through the neurological care and support strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08463

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many MS specialist nurses were in post in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08465

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nursing roles have been amalgamated under the neurological care and support strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08467

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that the pyramid of support, as outlined in its neurological care and support framework, is effectively implemented for MS patients throughout the Western Isles, in light of reports that such patients often require complex tailored packages of care and support, which may rely on treatment that is…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08415

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the feasibility of achieving the 2024 target for the elimination of hepatitis C."

Awaiting answer

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