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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 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

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 23 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

05 September 2012 - 21 November 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 04 September 2012

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment

Scottish Government

12 February 2009 - 25 May 2011

Minister for Housing and Communities

Scottish Government

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 - 12 February 2009

Finance Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Member

21 October 2004 - 02 April 2007

Conveners Group

Member

21 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Convener

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 23 September 2004

Standards Committee

Member

15 September 2004 - 21 September 2004

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

04 October 2000 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Convener

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

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

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 27 September 2000

Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex's register of interests

MSP's 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.

Additional Support for Learning Review

Alex Neil made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 18 November 2020

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Angela Morgan, I congratulate you on the very good report. Inaudible…

Impact of Covid-19 on Further and Higher Education

Alex Neil made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 18 November 2020

Alex Neil: "I will ask the minister about the Covid-associated costs for the higher and further education sectors…

Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016: Post-legislative Scrutiny

Alex Neil made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 05 November 2020

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I will follow on from what Peter and others have said. The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 originally had two purposes…

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Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alex Neil made 8 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 04 November 2020

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "The replies are interesting, and they raise a number of issues. I will begin with two simple questions. First, what do the witnesses think about the waiver and the idea of offset…

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Winter Preparedness in Social Care

Alex Neil made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 03 November 2020

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I congratulate the cabinet secretary on the first ever adult social care plan for winter and welcome, in particular, the additional resources that are being made available…

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Votes

How Alex Neil has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Neil has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alex Neil in Parliament

Find out what motions Alex Neil has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-21890

Call for GMC to Reverse Decision on Mesh Complaints

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21843

Airline Redundancies

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21618

British Airways Planned Redundancies

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21102

Scottish Prison Service Rehabilitation Services

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20954

Salsburgh GP Surgery

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-30763 - Answered

16 July 2020

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

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S5W-29926 - Answered

15 June 2020

Neil, Alex: "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."

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S5W-29024 - Answered

12 May 2020

Neil, Alex: "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."

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S5W-29215 - Answered

19 May 2020

Neil, Alex: "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."

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S5W-28052 - Answered

23 March 2020

Neil, Alex: "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."

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