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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ruth Maguire

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame South (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Ruth Maguire

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @RBFMaguire

Facebook: Ruth's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

Caledonian House
100 High Street
Irvine
KA12 0AX

Phone: 01294 276730
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ruth does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ruth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ruth has had 9 previous roles

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

18 January 2022 - 31 March 2022

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

13 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Convener

05 March 2020 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

12 September 2018 - 25 April 2019

Hutchesons Hospital Transfer and Dissolution Scotland Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 13 September 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 24 May 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ruth'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 Ruth Maguire. The date of their initial statement was 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 19 May 2016, when I resigned my position, I was a councillor with North Ayrshire Council (of Cunninghame House, Irvine). I received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ruth Maguire 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: 29 June 2022

Scottish Elections (Secret Ballot)

4. Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on ensuring that all voters in Scotland can exercise their right to a secret vote in Scottish elections. (S6O-01287)"

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Child Poverty

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary has outlined the amount of support that the Scottish Government is providing to mitigate the impact of the cost of living crisis. She also mentioned social security. Too many people are missing out on UK Government benefits…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 29 June 2022

Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "Madainn mhath. Tha e math gu bheil sibh còmhla ruinn an-diugh. Tha ceistean agam mu dheidhinn foghlam Gàidhlig. The member continued in English. Good morning. I am really glad that you are with us today. I have some questions about Gaelic education…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I lost connectivity there; I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Brexit (Impact on Economy)

1. Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s economy. (S6O-01260)"

Votes

How Ruth Maguire has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ruth Maguire has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, 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, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ruth Maguire 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-08740

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to legislate for the protection of the estimated up to 15 million cleaner fish (lumpsuckers and wrasse) that are used in the aquaculture industry in Scotland each year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06332

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the key sources of data on prostitution offences are within the criminal justice system."

Answered by: Ash Regan on 4 March 2022

Question ref. S5W-35326

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the Residential Rehabilitation Working Group on drug and alcohol residential treatment services."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 19 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34849

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the Distress Brief Intervention associate programme, which was announced in 2018."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-31806

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of what actions ministers have taken under section 9 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 regarding opportunities to advance equality and non-discrimination when exercising their functions under the Act."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31021

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to remain aligned to EU environmental regulations at the end of the transition period, what discussions it has had with the UK Government to ensure that the future relationship with the EU will not result in the chemical industry having to repeat animal tests in order to retain their…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5O-04193

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what assessment it makes of the content of Member-sponsored exhibitions in the Parliament."

Answered by: David Stewart on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-25133

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of drinks producers using PET over 100% recyclable glass if differentiated producer fees are introduced with the deposit return scheme and it costs producers more to use glass."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25130

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the risk of drinks producers switching from 100% recyclable glass to PET when the deposit return scheme comes into force."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25129

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what evidence it drew on when making the decision to include glass in the deposit return scheme."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

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