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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

Rhoda is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Rhoda is not a member of any 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

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

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

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 the Co-Operative Party MSP Group.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

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

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

I am a member of Unison.

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

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: 15 September 2021

Commercial Sexual Exploitation (Legislative Review)

1. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the legislation on commercial sexual exploitation during the current parliamentary session. (S6O-00133)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Ferries (Capacity on West Coast Routes)

7. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to increase capacity on the ferries on the west coast routes. (S6O-00129)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd (Air Traffic Control)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I disagree with the First Minister that the programme is essential to ensure the long-term viability or indeed safety of air traffic in the Highlands and Islands. Digital Scotland classed the project as an amber-to-red risk…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Rural Scotland (Healthcare Needs) (PE1845)

Rhoda Grant: "The petition is not from people in my constituency, but the committee will have seen that the Caithness health action team made a submission to the committee in support of it…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Essential Tremor (Treatment) (PE1723)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you for allowing me to speak. The petition obviously follows a petition to your predecessor committee, and some of the new members on the committee might not be aware of the issue. Basically, there are two treatments for essential tremor…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-02268

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to close any railway ticket offices, and, if so, which ones."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02267

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards delivering road equivalent tariff (RET) on the Scrabster-Stromness ferry route, and what the timeframe is for implementing this."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01794

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Scottish Land Fund has remained unspent at the end of each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01796

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Scottish Land Fund have been rejected in each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 27 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01795

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to the Scottish Land Fund in each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01827

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of households in (a) Scotland and (b) each local authority it estimates will access superfast broadband through its voucher scheme."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01828

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many households in each local authority it estimates (a) currently and (b) will access broadband through (i) the R100 contracts, (ii) the superfast broadband voucher scheme and (iii) commercial coverage."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01825

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether CalMac is responsible for reimbursing members of the public for accommodation costs lost as a result of cancelled ferry services on the CalMac network, and, if not, what its position is on who is responsible for reimbursing such costs."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01949

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether it is beneficial to specify in the tendering process for public procurement contracts or agreements the community benefits that will be expected to be delivered."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 10 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01947

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact EU state aid requirements continue to have in Scotland, and what guidance it has issued to public bodies regarding this."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 10 August 2021

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