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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

Ross is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Supporting Children’s Learning

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Co-Convener

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 11 previous roles

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

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

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

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

On 18th September 2022 I received two ‘1900 Club’ day tickets to the Davis Cup in Glasgow from the Lawn Tennis Association (National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JQ). The value of these tickets was £205 each. [Registered 21 September 2022]

On 19th November 2023 I was a guest of Screen Scotland at the BAFTA Scotland awards. The value of my seat at their table was approximately £258. [Registered 13 December 2023]

Since 14th March 2023 I am a member of the re-established PCS union Parliamentary Group. [Registered 14 March 2023]

In June 2022 the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) provided me with overnight hotel accommodation at a value of £124 for the purpose of attending their Annual General Meeting in Dundee. [Registered 21 September 2022]

I am a member of the Milngavie Business Improvement District as a result of my regional office being located within its boundaries. The office also receives relief from Non-Domestic Rates as a result of its rateable value falling within the Small Business Bonus Scheme. [Registered 29 May 2023]

On Sunday 21st January 2024 I attended a recording of the Mark Radcliffe Show for Radio 2 at the BBC's Glasgow studios. Although I was invited to attend in my capacity as an MSP, tickets for the recording were free and also available to members of the public. [Registered 23 January 2024]

I am a member of Free Tibet.

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

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

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: 22 February 2024

Palestine and Israel

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "As colleagues have done, I thank Ivan McKee for bringing the debate to the Parliament, and I thank Kaukab Stewart for the work that she did on the issue before her appointment as a minister…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Scottish Income Tax Rate Resolution 2024-25

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Will Michael Marra take an intervention on that point?"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I will follow up on Liz Smith’s line of questioning around the public health levy…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "As a number of members have mentioned, there has never been a more difficult context for setting a Scottish budget. We went into the process with a gap of £1.5 billion to fill…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I thank the “Hope instead of handcuffs” campaign, the minister and her officials for their help with amendment 212…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Ross Greer has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25638

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of East Dunbartonshire Council’s Local Transport Strategy 2020-25 and Local Development Plan 2 both committing to safeguarding land for an Allander rail station between Milngavie and Hillfoot, what its position is on whether it supports East Dunbartonshire Council’s aspiration for a new station…

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25420

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23536 by Mairi McAllan on 14 December 2023, when the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) governance review will conclude."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25010

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the appointment of Edel Harris OBE to chair the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment, how the review will progress, and how (a) members of the public and (b) organisations can best provide their views to the review."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24741

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the latest position is of the four-day working week public sector pilot, as outlined in its Programme for Government."

Answered by Neil Gray on 23 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24396

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23928 by Jenni Minto on 3 January 2024, when it plans to bring forward secondary legislation to enable the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 23 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02735

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 January 2024

"To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on how the Scottish Government will continue to protect tenants in the private rented sector after the expiry of the rent cap under the Cost of Living (Tenants Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24410

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the list of conditions that indicate whether an individual is deemed to be at higher risk from COVID-19 infection, as outlined in Tables 3 and 4 of Chapter 14a of the Green Book, to be non-exhaustive, and whether medical discretion lies with the relevant GP or other health professional in deciding…

Answered by Jenni Minto on 22 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24395

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the consultation on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax - Additional Dwelling Supplement legislation changes, what plans it has to reform the timelines, and when it expects such reforms to be in place."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 22 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23928

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 3 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24021

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of its plans for the future of the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan, in light of the upcoming reform of the post-school education and skills landscape."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 19 December 2023

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