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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

19 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

Finance Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 12 February 2009

Scottish Parliament and Business Exchange

Member

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

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

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.

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 20 January 2021

Additional Support for Learning Review

Alex Neil: "I have two short questions, which I will group together to help with time constraints. They are on the extent of available resources for additional support needs, and on the use of such resources…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

“The 2019/20 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Yes, I have a couple of questions, the first of which might be more for the Auditor General’s report on the current financial year than it is for the report on last year…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19: Learning and Teaching in the Senior Phase

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Since we are at the beginning of the discussion, I will ask a general question. From the unions’ point of view, what conditions need to be met in order for kids to get back to school and out of the current situation…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Decision Time

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The voting app is not working for me. I would have voted yes, had I been able to vote."

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app would not allow me to vote either. I would have voted no."

Votes

How Alex Neil has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Neil has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-23896

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-23747 by Jeane Freeman on 13 June 2019, what progress it has made on improvements resulting from the short-life working group on support for women with complications from transvaginal mesh."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 June 2019

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