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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

Ross is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ross is not a member of any 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

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

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

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.

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: 3 June 2021

Education

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Will the cabinet secretary give way? Oliver Mundell rose—"

Chamber meeting date: 2 June 2021

National Qualifications 2021

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of her statement. The lack of a no-detriment approach to appeals means that young people and their teachers will be taking a perverse gamble this year…

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2021

National Qualifications 2021 (Appeals Process)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I welcome the Presiding Officer and the cabinet secretary to their new roles…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "My oath is to the sovereign people. The member then took the oath."

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Coronavirus and Education

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I will follow up on the line of questioning about what the near future will look like—the term from August onwards…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-00504

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Education Scotland's finding that most local authorities are using the historic exams performance of schools in their moderation process for the 2021 Alternative Certification Model."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00498

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the SQA will hold a live event for 2021 learners before 25 June, to assist these students in seeking further clarity on the Alternative Certification Model and appeals process."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00499

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to concerns that there is an increased risk of pollution from sewage in Luss Bay and across Loch Lomond following heavy rainfall events, which are reportedly increasing in frequency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00339

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how local authorities will be selected to pilot the policy of fully-funded deferred entry to primary school in 2022-23, and by what date the local authorities selected will be announced."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00185

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the "fire and rehire" practice, in which college lecturers are reportedly being made redundant while simultaneously being offered course instructor posts on poorer pay and conditions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00184

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Cabinet Secretary for Education has discussed the SQA alternative certification model for 2021 with (a) the Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland's office or (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission and, if so, on which dates the discussions took place, what specific issues were discussed…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00183

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the resolution of the Parliament on motion S5M-23385 on 18 November 2020, what action it has taken to resource the improvement of ventilation in the school estate."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00182

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of the effectiveness of Scottish Enterprise’s human rights reputational risk assessments, as introduced from 2019 under the Customer Due Diligence procedure."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00207

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will bar the 112 companies identified by the UN Human Rights Office as being involved in activities related to illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine from bidding for contracts to provide goods or services to the Scottish Government and the public bodies for which it is responsible."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00208

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will bar the 112 companies identified by the UN Human Rights Office as being involved in activities related to illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine from receiving public grants, account management services or other support from the Scottish Government and the public bodies for which it is…

Awaiting answer

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