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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 7 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 Ireland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

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 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

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security 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

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]

I am a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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

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 Free Tibet.

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: 7 December 2022

Scottish Education System

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Will the member give way?"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 6 December 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24 (United Kingdom Context)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I hope that you do not mind me jumping between a few different areas. First, I will follow John Mason’s line of questioning around inflation. I am interested in your thoughts on debt interest…

Chamber meeting date: 23 November 2022

Independence Referendum (Supreme Court Ruling)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I will start off by correcting Douglas Ross…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 23 November 2022

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I accept what the minister has said on the current state of play being a postcode lottery across local authorities in relation to the services that are provided to children…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 22 November 2022

Budget (Scotland) Act 2022 Amendment Regulations 2023 [Draft]

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Minister, I am interested to have a bit of clarity on which of the budget revisions are presumed to be one-offs due to underspends or unforeseen circumstances and which have arisen, as in the NZET portfolio, because of lower than expected demand…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07133.2

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133.1

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 86 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07111.3

The State of the Scottish Education System

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 66 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07120.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: 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, December 7, 2022

Result 30 for, 91 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-12568

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will report on the outcome of the recent summit meeting of the British Irish Council in Blackpool."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12044

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-00207 and S6W-00208 by Ivan McKee on 27 October 2021, whether it will provide an update on discussions with the relevant public bodies outlined in the response, including confirmation of whether each of the 112 companies identified as being involved in activities related to…

Answer expected on 23 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01475

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the People's Plan for Action published earlier in October by the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Poverty Alliance, Living Rent and a number of other groups."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-09044

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6O-01181 by Mairi McAllan on 1 June 2022, what its response is to reports that the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership declined the proposal put forward by a coalition of coastal community councils that a community representative be appointed to the partnership."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 24 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08982

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will respond to the report of the Public Interest Journalism Working Group."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08845

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on providing a universal offer of pre-emptive testing for preeclampsia."

Answered by Maree Todd on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08841

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what efforts are being made to increase the number of contractors in the Greater Glasgow area who are approved by Home Energy Scotland for the purpose of installing exterior wall insultation."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01181

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures community representation is maintained on Marine Planning Partnerships."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08387

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the accuracy of bullying levels recorded in SEEMiS."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 16 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08304

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the educational psychology bursary being liable for taxation during the third year of a course."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 12 May 2022

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