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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

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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 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ross has had 3 previous roles

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

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 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

From 3 to 8 April 2017 I travelled to Sicily, Lampedusa and Palermo in Italy. The purpose of the visit was a fact-finding trip to meet refugees and those supporting them, to hear their stories, see the crisis first hand and witness the work being done to alleviate it. The total cost of the visit, including flights, transfers and accommodation, was £1245.62, and was met by Churches Together Britain and Ireland (CTBI) (an organisation that works bringing together different denominations in their work of 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX). [Registered 02 May 2017]

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 former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

I am a member of Free Tibet.

I am a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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.

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…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

College Staff (Industrial Action)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I suggest that strike action is in the interests of college lecturers if it saves their jobs. Of course, no one wants it to come to that…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Clydebank Blitz (80th Anniversary)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I also thank Gil Paterson for bringing the debate. I have not known him for 40 years, but I have known him for almost half my life, including the time that I spent as member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Clydebank and Milngavie…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Curriculum for Excellence (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Review)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "While we wait for the OECD’s report, a report by the Social Market Foundation was published today that covers much the same ground…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Colpi ice cream in Milngavie is one of a number of businesses that have struggled to access a business restrictions grant…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. S5W-35333

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, following reports of a serious incident at Hunterston Jetty on 2 February 2021, how it plans to work with stakeholders to ensure that (a) the incident is fully investigated and (b) action is taken to prevent future incidents from taking place."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35541

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the money allocated to the Higher Education (HE) Coronavirus Discretionary Fund is used to support students experiencing hardship."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35540

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that students can access the Higher Education (HE) Coronavirus Discretionary Fund, and whether it will continue payments after 31 March 2020."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35779

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the £53 million allocated to the Energy, Circular Economy and Environment programme in the Ayrshire Growth Deal will not be used for so-called greenwashing activities that provide limited or no climate/environmental benefit."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35542

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on working with the higher and further education sectors to establish a “no detriment” policy for students whose studies have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35616

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 2 February 2021 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35533

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03736 by Keith Brown on 31 October 2016, whether it will provide the information for 2020-21, also broken down by what information it has regarding which companies received funding; how much they received, and the purpose of their award."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 5 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35532

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-28271 by John Swinney on 20 April 2020, whether it will provide the information for 2020 regarding the number of additional support for learning (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants there were in each local authority."

Answered by: John Swinney on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35218

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the COVID-19 testing for school staff and senior pupils will cover early years' staff, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35568

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress implementing the recommendations of the review of personal and social education."

Awaiting answer

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