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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ross Greer

Scottish Green Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Ross Greer

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6347
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Unit 4
38 Stewart Street
Milngavie
East Dunbartonshire
G62 6BY

Phone: 0141 956 2778
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ross does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ross has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ross has had 3 previous roles

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

21 April 2020 - 16 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ross'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 Ross Greer. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

From 3 to 8 April 2017 I travelled to Sicily, Lampedusa and Palermo in Italy. The purpose of the visit was a fact-finding trip to meet refugees and those supporting them, to hear their stories, see the crisis first hand and witness the work being done to alleviate it. The total cost of the visit, including flights, transfers and accommodation, was £1245.62, and was met by Churches Together Britain and Ireland (CTBI) (an organisation that works bringing together different denominations in their work of 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX). [Registered 02 May 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

I am a member of Free Tibet.

I am a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ross Greer 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.

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 18 February 2021

European Union-United Kingdom Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I will follow up the points that Martin Reid made about the issue of hauliers that are based in mainland Europe bringing a load in but returning with an empty lorry because it is not worth the hassle or cost of potential delays and so on…

Chamber meeting date: 17 February 2021

Education

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "I thank the Liberal Democrats for bringing the issue to the chamber for debate. I am glad, in particular, to have the opportunity to expand on the calls that I made last week for the SQA management board to be replaced…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 17 February 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Ross Greer: "Yes, convener. I am sorry—I should have typed I rather than R in the chat box."

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 11 February 2021

Budget 2021-22

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I have a couple of questions about support for the screen sector, starting with the independent cinema fund from last year…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 11 February 2021

European Union-United Kingdom Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Ross Greer: "Yes, I can do that, convener. My questions relate to the ones that Jamie Halcro Johnston asked, so this is a convenient moment to ask them…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24224

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 31 against, 5 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24224.1

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 53 for, 62 against, 10 abstained, 4 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24224.2

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 22 for, 60 against, 41 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24225

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 1 against, 35 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24206.3

Fair Funding for Local Government

Submitted by: Aileen Campbell, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ross Greer 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-35531

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the information ordinarily included in the Pupil Census Supplementary Statistics 2020 will be published before 25 March 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35532

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-28271 by John Swinney on 20 April 2020, whether it will provide the information for 2020 regarding the number of additional support for learning (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants there were in each local authority."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35533

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03736 by Keith Brown on 31 October 2016, whether it will provide the information for 2020-21, also broken down by what information it has regarding which companies received funding; how much they received, and the purpose of their award."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35292

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how external input will be fed into the OECD Review of Curriculum for Excellence and (b) whether this will include the acceptance of written evidence."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35333

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, following reports of a serious incident at Hunterston Jetty on 2 February 2021, how it plans to work with stakeholders to ensure that (a) the incident is fully investigated and (b) action is taken to prevent future incidents from taking place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35218

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the COVID-19 testing for school staff and senior pupils will cover early years' staff, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34881

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 11 December 2020, Extra funding for student associations, whether it will provide an update on the distribution of the money."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 15 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34994

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many members of the SQA board of management are (a) GTCS-registered teachers or lecturers and (b) have frontline teaching or lecturing experience."

Answered by: John Swinney on 12 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34859

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of whether foster carers should be prioritised to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the second phase of the vaccination programme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 12 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35163

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will next update the guidance on care home visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

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