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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 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 Unison.

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

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

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]

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: 29 June 2022

Food Production

7. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to safeguard food production. (S6O-01306)"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Business Motion

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I share many of Douglas Ross’s concerns about the situation. Would he agree with me that it surely cannot be safer to give birth in a roadside lay-by than to give birth in Dr Gray’s hospital in Elgin?"

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Uig Harbour Closure (Freight Capacity)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The First Minister must agree that it is totally unacceptable for freight capacity to Uist to be cut by a third during the six months when Uig harbour will be closed for re-development…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The cost of living crisis is causing fear and alarm to many people, including those who were not managing previously and those who were just managing. Therefore, any assistance is very welcome…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The cost of living crisis is causing fear and alarm to many people, including those who were not managing previously and those who were just managing. Therefore, any assistance is very welcome…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 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, 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, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

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-09352

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of a national food emergency, what steps it is taking to address any such emergency and ensure that people in Scotland have urgent access to good food."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09355

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact on Scotland of zero hour contracts."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09353

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to mitigate the reported rise in the use of food banks and ensure that adults and children are able to meet their basic needs."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09229

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the planned replacement ferry services for when Uig Harbour is closed for redevelopment, and what plans there are to ensure that freight capacity is not reduced during that period."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09356

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that zero hour contracts do not form part of public procurement."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09329

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the avian flu outbreak, what consideration it has given to the culling of wild geese."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09331

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the UK Government’s announcement regarding roll-out of the cost of living payment from 14 July 2022, whether it can confirm if it will be responsible for handling the additional £300 cost of living payments for pensioners who are in receipt of winter fuel payments, and, if this is the case,…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09351

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of a national food emergency, whether it will participate in a national summit to assist in the delivery of a plan to help feed people and ensure that their basic needs are met."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09328

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the avian flu outbreak, what measures it is putting in place to manage wild geese."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09357

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set out its timetable for enshrining the human right to food in Scots Law."

Awaiting answer

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