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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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ruth is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ruth has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Ruth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ruth has had 5 previous roles

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

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 08 June 2016.

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: 24 March 2021

Affordable Homes

6. Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to increase the number of affordable homes. (S5O-05159)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland is unacceptable, and every one of those lives lost is a tragedy. Important lives—of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends who were loved—have been cut short too soon…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Human Rights

The Convener (Ruth Maguire): "Good morning and welcome to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s eighth meeting in 2021. This is our final meeting in the current session of Parliament. We have apologies from Alex Cole-Hamilton…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Human Right to a Healthy Environment

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "I thank members across the chamber who signed the motion and enabled the debate to go ahead. I am also grateful to all the organisations that provided briefing materials and shared their views on the topic of a right to a healthy environment…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "As the cabinet secretary makes his remarks, it strikes me that, over the past five years, almost every time that a woman is murdered or something terrible happens, we stand up in the Parliament and share what is happening. It is not something new…

Votes

How Ruth Maguire has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ruth Maguire 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 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-24269

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 July 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle plastic pollution and its prevention, including microplastics in Scottish waterways."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 August 2019

Question ref. S5W-22270

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes each NHS board has delivered."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 April 2019

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