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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ross Greer

Scottish Green Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Ross Greer

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6347
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ross does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ross has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ross has had 7 previous roles

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

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 16 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ross'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 Ross Greer. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member of Free Tibet.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

I am a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group.

In April 2021 the Scottish Green Party received £500 from the RMT Union for the purpose of supporting my campaign.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ross Greer 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: 16 September 2021

Scottish Qualifications Authority (Appeals)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "The Scottish Qualifications Authority yesterday published an update on the arrangements for next year’s qualifications and assessments. It appears that some kind of provision for direct appeals will be maintained, which is welcome…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Interests

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Covid-19

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I have been contacted by a constituent whose child’s school is dealing with hundreds of pupil absences and a number of staff absences due to Covid…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer 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 voted for

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 against

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 voted against

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 for

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ross Greer 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-01885

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, how much of the £5 million budget referred to was spent on the platform extension project at Milngavie railway station; what the total cost was of the platform extension project, and where additional funds were sourced from."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 20 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01879

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether emissions from (a) the Valaris drillships currently at Hunterston and (b) other drillships moored in Scottish ports are included when calculating national greenhouse gas emissions."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 20 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01944

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) appraisals and (b) other transport studies that directly affect the (i) Westerton-Milngavie, (ii) Ardrossan South Beach-Largs, (iii) Dumbreck-Paisley Canal and (iv) Dumbarton Central- (A) Helensburgh Central and (B) Balloch railway line have been carried out in…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 18 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01255

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00730 by Humza Yousaf on 1 July 2021, by what date it will publish its plans for the vaccination of these international students."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01633

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, what the estimated additional ongoing operational costs are for (a) additional rolling stock, (b) train crew and (c) any other requirements that have been incurred as a result of the platform extension at Milngavie, and how these costs are…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01634

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, for what reason the electrification of the routes referred to could not have been funded by existing funds."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01162

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) contributing to PM2…

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 10 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01164

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will regulate emissions from maturation losses in the Scotch whisky industry as a means to support energy and emission reduction, and what measures will be proposed to mitigate the impact of any harmful air pollutant emissions from the maturation process."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01163

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report published in June 2020 from the Air Quality Expert Group to DEFRA, Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds in the UK, which showed that ethanol emissions are the largest category of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) air pollutants in the UK, what proportion of NMVOCs are directly…

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01257

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00728 by Jamie Hepburn on 5 July 2021, whether the international students required to quarantine in accommodation provided by their university through the pilot scheme will be required to pay an additional charge."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 28 July 2021

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