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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rhoda Grant

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Rhoda Grant

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5766
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness
IV2 3HD

Phone: 01463 716299
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rhoda does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rhoda has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Rhoda has had 34 previous roles

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

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

05 May 2020 - 25 November 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 05 May 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

02 September 2019 - 28 April 2020

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2019 - 30 October 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

03 June 2019 - 02 September 2019

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 November 2018 - 20 November 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

21 December 2017 - 22 October 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Telecommunications

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

01 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Labour

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 20 December 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Whip

Scottish Labour

30 April 2009 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Member

24 September 2008 - 20 April 2009

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

20 September 2007 - 01 October 2008

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Public Petitions Committee

Member

26 February 2002 - 31 March 2003

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheMinister for Social Justice

Scottish Government

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Rhoda'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 Rhoda Grant. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 26 September 2017 to 26 July 2018. The post is unpaid, but the intern receives a bursary of £7,700 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,700. [Registered 26 September 2017]

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021. The value of the material support provided to me is £6,600. The costs of this support are met by CARE ((Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF). [Registered 30 September 2020]

From January 2016 until the dissolution of Parliament on 23 March 2016 I was in receipt of the services of an intern who was working in my office for 2 days a week. The intern scheme is Scottish Government funded but administered through Inclusion Scotland (a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals of 2nd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ). The value of this support was £1876.88.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

From 7 to 13 October 2018, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK Edinburgh Office (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan). I met a number of government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The cost of the flight was £4,135, and the cost of the hotel and ancillary expenses was £835. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. [Registered 8 November 2018]

I am a member of Unison.

I received £100 from Unison as a contribution to my regional list selection campaign. [Registered 2 February 2021]

From 6 to 12 October 2015 I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China. The trip was arranged by the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The cost of the flight was £3065, and the cost of the hotel and ancillary expenses was £818.50. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. I do not consider that this meets the prejudice test but wish it to be registered in the voluntary section of my register.

I am a Director of the North Applecross Woodlands Company Limited. There is no remuneration attached to the post. [Registered 29 September 2020]

I am the Vice Chair of Friends of the Far North Line. This is an honorary position for which I receive no remuneration.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party MSP Group.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rhoda Grant 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: 3 March 2021

Sectoral Funds (Ring Fencing)

4. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding changing the ring-fence criteria concerning the sectoral funds distributed by local authorities. (S5O-05068)"

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Scotland’s Recovery

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "How long do I have, Presiding Officer?"

Chamber meeting date: 2 March 2021

Covid-19

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Businesses that pay business rates can claim £2,000 a month from the strategic business fund, which follows from grants that have already been paid. That has been necessary for their survival…

Justice Committee meeting date: 2 March 2021

Judiciary (Register of Interests) (PE1458)

Rhoda Grant: "I agree with what John Finnie said and proposed."

Justice Committee meeting date: 2 March 2021

Justice for Megrahi (PE1370)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Can I ask what it is possible for the Parliament to do about the petition, other than call for a public inquiry, which we cannot do while there are legal proceedings going on…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant 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 voted for

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 abstained

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 Rhoda Grant 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-35537

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-02638 by Kate Forbes on 2 February 2021 (Official Report, c.7) and the statement by the Lord Advocate on 9 February 2021 (Official Report, c…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35538

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-02638 by Kate Forbes on 2 February 2021 (Official Report, c.7) and the statement by the Lord Advocate on 9 February 2021 (Official Report, c…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35539

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-02638 by Kate Forbes on 2 February 2021 (Official Report, c.7) and the statement by the Lord Advocate on 9 February 2021 (Official Report, c…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35603

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date in Spring 2021 a new corridor for the Rest and Be Thankful will be agreed and announced."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35604

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how long after a preferred new corridor for the Rest and Be Thankful has been agreed and announced, a full timetable for the replacement of the Rest and Be Thankful will be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35602

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what further temporary measures will be put in place to sustain the current Old Military Road and the Rest and Be Thankful while the replacement of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is being agreed and built."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35566

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, whether the daily COVID-19 figures for The Highland Council area are combined with those for the Argyll and Bute Council area; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and what its position is on whether it would be more informative and reassuring to people in both council areas if these figures were…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35407

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of what impact essential tremor has on the (a) mental health, (b) quality of life and (c) employment opportunities of people living with the condition."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35403

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all people with the condition, medication refractory essential tremor, can access transcranial magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound at the earliest opportunity; what recent (a) representations and (b) discussions it has had with (i) the NHS, (ii) clinicians, (iii)…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35570

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what measures have been put in place to allow Members and their staff to pack up their offices before the election recess."

Awaiting answer

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