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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

Rhoda is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

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 30 previous roles

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

19 January 2023 - 31 January 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

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

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments 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

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

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

On 1 July 2022 I received two tickets from Inverness Caledonian Thistle (a Football Club of Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Stadium Road, Inverness IV1 1FF) for the Andrea Bocelli - Believe World Tour. The value of the tickets was £330. [Registered 4 July 2022]

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

From 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021, I was in receipt of the services of an intern. The intern received a bursary from CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), for the educational component of its Leadership Programme only, and provided services separately to me in their own time. I paid for their services, for seven hours per week, between April and July 2021 and the intern was a self-funded volunteer for the rest of the placement. [Amended interest, 4 July 2022; Amended interest, 18 July 2022]

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

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

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

Between 10 and 13 May 2022, I attended and spoke at a United Nations conference entitled "Improving response to trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation especially women and girls, through addressing demand in South-Eastern Europe". The total cost of the visit, including travel, accommodation and subsistence, came to £1,184 and was met by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Human trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch. [Registered 28 July 2022]

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.

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

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: 8 February 2023

A9 Dualling

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "This is a total betrayal of the Highlands. It is a broken promise—I wonder whether the Government ever intended to keep it…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2023

Social Security Programme Business Case

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "That speech finished, again, with a call for more powers, but when the Scottish Government gets such powers, it hands them straight back…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Maternity Services (Caithness)

1. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will conduct an independent review into the maternity model in Caithness. (S6O-01860)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Transport Connectivity (Islands)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Orkney ferries are old and in need of replacement. The council has been asking for assistance from the Scottish Government for many years but is yet to receive it…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of the “Carbon Neutral Islands Project Progress Report”. I am glad that the report mentions fuel poverty, because all our islands suffer from that, in common with other off-gas-grid areas…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Rhoda Grant has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14029

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fatalities were recorded on the A9 between Perth and Inverness in each year from 2012 up to and including 2022."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14246

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the number of prosecutions of alleged perpetrators of modern slavery."

Answered by Ruth Charteris on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14244

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce commercial sexual exploitation by tackling demand among men."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14247

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to provide support to people seeking to exit commercial sexual exploitation."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14248

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the war in Ukraine on human trafficking inflows in Scotland."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14030

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many speeding tickets were issued to drivers on the A9 between Perth and Inverness in each year from 2012 up to and including 2022, broken down by whether they were related to (a) mobile safety cameras, (b) traffic police and (c) average speed cameras."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14245

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many prosecutions of alleged perpetrators of modern slavery there have been in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Keith Brown on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01860

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will conduct an independent review into the maternity model in Caithness."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13682

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government which estates within the Monadhliath Deer Management Group have received funding for peatland restoration in each of the last five years through the peatland restoration project funds administered by NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage); how much each estate has received in each of the last five years, and…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 20 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13198

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of any vacancies or shortages of (a) nurses and (b) pharmacists in the delivery of specialist homecare medicines services, and any impact these have on (i) performance and (ii) patient safety."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 19 January 2023

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