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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Neil

Scottish National Party

MSP for Airdrie and Shotts (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Alex Neil

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5703
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Office 15
Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439610
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Russia

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alex has had 21 previous roles

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

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 24 May 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights

Scottish Government

12 February 2009 - 25 May 2011

Minister for Housing and Communities

Scottish Government

13 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

Finance Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange

Member

19 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Member

21 October 2004 - 02 April 2007

Conveners Group

Member

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

21 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Convener

04 June 2003 - 23 September 2004

Standards Committee

Member

15 September 2004 - 21 September 2004

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

04 October 2000 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Convener

04 October 2000 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Finance Committee

Member

28 September 2000 - 04 October 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 27 September 2000

Audit Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 27 September 2000

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex'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 Alex Neil. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

From 1 December 2016 until 7 November 2018 I was a Member of the Advisory Panel for Ivory Holdings (formely Ethx Energy) (a renewable energy company of Carnbooth House, 80a Busby Road, Glasgow G76 9EH). I received remuneration of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum and worked, on average, one day per month. [Registered 12 December 2016, Amended interest 2 August 2018, Amended interest 7 November 2018]

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

I am Honorary President of Airdrie Arts Guild.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Neil 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: 4 March 2021

Legal Advice

1. Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it spends annually on the provision of legal advice for the Parliament and its committees."

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Mesh Removal Procedures (National Health Service Funding)

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Further to Jackson Carlaw’s question about the Britton review on mesh records, will the First Minister undertake that waiting for the results of that review will not in any way hold up a decision on national health service funding for women who need urgent mesh removal procedures to be undertaken by Dr Veronikis in the USA?"

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 25 February 2021

Major Capital Projects

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I will ask about the social housing plans and the budget…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 24 February 2021

Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I support what Johann Lamont is trying to do with the bill and I appreciate that such support is necessary for young people. I am old enough to remember when the first ever Minister for the Disabled, Alf Morris, was appointed by Harold Wilson in 1974…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 18 February 2021

Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Going back to the data issue in relation to the health service and the disparity in accident and emergency data collection, I note that there is probably far more activity around dog injuries in the primary care sector, and particularly at GP surgeries, than there is at A and E. What is the state of play with data collection in primary care, and…

Votes

How Alex Neil has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Neil has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Neil 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. S5O-05089

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it spends annually on the provision of legal advice for the Parliament and its committees."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-30763

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in establishing a National Complex Mesh Removal Surgery Service."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 17 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-29926

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the eligibility criteria and how to apply to the £1 million fund for women with mesh complications."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29024

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will, at an appropriate time, hold national remembrance events for those who have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29215

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for the proposed £1 million fund for women with mesh complications."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 20 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28052

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what arrangements are being made to defer council tax payments for people who have had their income reduced or lost as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 7 April 2020

Question ref. S5W-27867

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates will be saved in business rates from the introduction of the new Intermediate Property Rate, broken down by each industry sector."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 23 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04190

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it will make a decision regarding the level of MSP allowances for staff for 2020-21."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-24788

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make any applications to the UK Freeports Advisory Panel in order to establish Freeports in Scotland and, if so, which locations will be included in the applications."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 5 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24057

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the report from the Independent Review Panel that undertook a review of the process followed by NHS Lanarkshire Monklands Replacement/Refurbishment Project will be published."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 27 June 2019

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