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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 6 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 the Scottish Games Ecosystem

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

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

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

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]

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.

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]

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]

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 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]

I am a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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: 13 June 2024

Kindergarten Stage

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "As colleagues have done, I congratulate Fulton MacGregor on securing the debate, and I thank Upstart Scotland, Give Them Time and everyone else who has long campaigned in this space…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Public Service Investment

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "The Scottish Green Party is incredibly proud of our friend and colleague Gillian Mackay. Gillian said in her opening speech that the bill and the debate could have been divisive but they have not been…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2025-26

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Thanks, convener. My first question, which is for Shona Struthers, is on the state of industrial relations in colleges. That is a very familiar topic. It has been quite some time now since the Strathesk Resolutions report was published…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I am sorry for indicating that rather late. I am just looking for a bit of clarity on the minister’s final few lines…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not 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-28142

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce food waste on the Caledonian Sleeper."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28141

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the total value of any food waste on the Caledonian Sleeper has been in each month since June 2023."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28140

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is regarding food waste on the Caledonian Sleeper."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03588

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will review the opening hours of the Scottish Parliament creche to cover non-business days."

Answered by Claire Baker (on behalf of the SPCB) on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28133

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Funding Council has taken any formal action as a result of any college failing to meet the fair work criteria set out in its outcome agreement, in the period since the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force."

Answer expected on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28052

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the availability of liquified petroleum gas as a vehicle fuel in Scotland."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27788

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it anticipates that an implementation and engagement plan for the mental health and wellbeing whole school approach framework, which was published in August 2021, will be developed, and whether it anticipates that an update to the framework will be published."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27787

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Mental Health in Schools Working Group, which last met in August 2021, will be reconvened."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28057

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether carbon budgeting or compatibility with its emissions targets and wider climate and nature ambitions will form part of the criteria for awarding Scottish Government support to start-up businesses, as recently announced by the Deputy First Minister."

Answer expected on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27745

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider applying the chief executive pay framework element of its public sector pay policy to the principals of public colleges."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 6 June 2024

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