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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Shona Robison

Scottish National Party

MSP for Dundee City East (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Dundee East (Constituency) 2003 - 2011

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Shona Robison

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @ShonaRobisonMSP

Facebook: Shona's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01382 903219
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

The Fun Factory
15 Balunie Drive
Dundee
DD4 8PS

Phone: 01382 903219
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Shona is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Shona is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Shona has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Shona does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Shona has had 20 previous roles

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

29 March 2023 - 08 May 2024

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Scottish Government

20 May 2021 - 29 March 2023

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government

Scottish Government

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

11 March 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

21 April 2020 - 03 December 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Scottish Government

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Scottish Government

22 April 2014 - 21 November 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 22 April 2014

Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport

Scottish Government

10 February 2009 - 25 May 2011

Minister for Public Health and Sport

Scottish Government

17 May 2007 - 10 February 2009

Minister for Public Health

Scottish Government

30 May 2003 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish National Party

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Health Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 30 September 2004

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Care

Scottish National Party

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish National Party

02 November 2000 - 31 March 2003

Health and Community Care Committee

Member

18 January 2000 - 01 November 2000

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 1999 - 18 January 2000

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Shona'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 Shona Robison. The date of their initial statement was 09 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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Shona Robison 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

Public Service Investment

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (Shona Robison): "Investing in our public services to ensure that they are effective and sustainable is central to delivering the Scottish Government’s priorities of eradicating child poverty, growing our economy and tackling the climate emergency…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Fife Council (Bellwin Scheme)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (Shona Robison): "The Bellwin scheme allows Scottish ministers to make revenue support available to councils to assist with immediate and unforeseen costs in the aftermath of emergencies that exceed a council’s annual Bellwin threshold…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Councillor Remuneration

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (Shona Robison): "Councillors received an uplift of 6.2 per cent in April 2024, in line with the 2017 agreement with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to annually uprate councillor remuneration…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Public Sector Pay Policy

Shona Robison: "The Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy for 2024-25 sets out a multiyear framework that offers pay metrics that are above the current forecast levels of inflation…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Visitor Levy (Local Authority Revenue)

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (Shona Robison): "As a visitor levy is a local tax, the level of revenue that it raises will depend, first, on whether a local authority decides to introduce a visitor levy and, secondly, on what percentage rate the local authority sets…

Votes

How Shona Robison has voted in Parliament

Find out how Shona Robison 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 Shona Robison has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S5W-36237

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of its energy efficiency investment in housing in Dundee in each year since 2016, also broken down by area."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36232

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many students have received support through the Care Experienced Bursary since its inception."

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36225

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in Dundee receive concessionary bus travel, broken down by eligibility type, and how many people it estimates will receive this when eligibility is rolled out to under-22s."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36230

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to universities and colleges in Dundee in each year since 2016, broken down by funding type."

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36234

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses have received non-domestic rates reductions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by area, and what total value of rates reduction it estimates has been received by businesses."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36236

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it provided to tackle youth unemployment in Dundee in each year between 2006 and 2020, broken down by (a) support type and (b) amount of funding provided."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36233

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses in Dundee have received 100% non-domestic rates relief in each year since 2006, also broken down by (a) area and (b) estimated total amount of rates relief."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36235

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has invested in mental health services in Tayside in each year since 2016, broken down by (a) adult services and (b) CAMHS."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36231

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in Dundee it estimates will receive the Pandemic Support Payments of £130 for households receiving Council Tax Reduction, and when they will receive these payments."

Answered by Aileen Campbell on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36224

Asked by: Robison, Shona, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many P1 to P3 pupils in Dundee receive free school meals, and how many it estimates will receive them following the roll-out to P4 to P7 pupils."

Answered by John Swinney on 19 March 2021

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