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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Members' expenses

MSPs can claim money back for "expenses" (costs).  These must be costs from carrying out their duties in Parliament or helping their constituents. 

Search MSP travel and expenses claims



Employing MSP family members

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has to publish a register of MSPs who employ a close family member of another MSP.

This is a requirement of the Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme

A close family member for the purposes of the Scheme means:

  1. a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the MSP
  2. or a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the MSP or of a person mentioned in (a)

Latest version of the register: 8 November 2022 

MSP Staff member Related MSP Relationship Job role Effective date
Conservative Parliamentary Short Monies Employment Pool: all members with the exception of Jackson Carlaw MSP Lawrie Carlaw Jackson Carlaw Son Senior Parliamentary Assistant 1 November 2022
Màiri McAllan Jack McKelvie Christina McKelvie Son Caseworker 7 June 2021