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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gil Paterson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Gil Paterson

Contact details

Contact online

Website: gilmsp.com

Twitter: @gilmpaterson

Facebook: Gil's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6812
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Titan Enterprise Business Centre
Suite 1-6
1 Aurora Avenue
Clydebank
G81 1BF

Phone: 0141 952 9677
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Gil is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Gil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Gil has had 22 previous roles

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

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 24 May 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

27 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 21 January 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 08 January 2015

Public Audit Committee

Member

10 January 2013 - 27 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 10 January 2013

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

18 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

Member

18 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

13 November 2008 - 18 November 2008

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

19 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

European and External Relations Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 19 June 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 31 March 2003

Procedures Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Gil'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 Gil Paterson. The date of their initial statement was 20 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am part owner of Gil’s Motor Factors (a family business of 280-290 Colston Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 2BE). I receive remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and undertake less than 20 days work per year. Gil’s Motor Factors receives rental income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum in relation to a commercial property in Aberdeen. This rental income is paid into the general account of Gil’s Motor Factors.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 March 2020]

I am part owner of a commercial property in Bishopbriggs with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000.

I am part owner of a commercial property in Aberdeen with a market value of between £300,001 and £350,000. Rental income from this property is registered under the entry relating to Gil’s Motor Factors in the Remuneration and related undertaking category.

I am part owner of a commercial property in Hillington with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000. This property forms part of my personal pension fund. Rental income of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum from this property is also paid into the pension fund. I do not currently draw a pension from this pension fund.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Through my family business I am a member of the National Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a Board Member of National Independent Body Supplies, a UK wide organisation for motor factor businesses. I do not receive any remuneration in relation to this role.

I am a Board Member of the Ship Yard Trust. I do not receive any remuneration or expenses in relation to this role. [Registered 18 March 2019]

I am a Board Member of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. I do not receive any remuneration or expenses in relation to this role. [Registered 18 March 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gil Paterson 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.

Public Transport (Commuter Travel Safety)

Gil Paterson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 September 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "It is evident that public transport will continue to be impacted by the need for physical distancing, so can the cabinet secretary outline how the Scottish Government will engage with transport providers and members of the public to ensure that public confidence in public transport is maintained?"

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Further and Higher Education: Impact of Covid-19

Gil Paterson made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 02 September 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "I have a quick question that relates to the answer you gave to Alex Neil about the deficit…

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Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Gil Paterson made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - 27 August 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Thank you, convener—I thought that you were signing off without coming to me, so you gave me a fright."

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United Kingdom Government Covid-19 Pandemic Financial Response (Discussions)

Gil Paterson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 13 August 2020

Gil Paterson: "I declare an interest, given that this question relates to furlough. The business that I own, which my son presently runs, has benefited from furlough. There is no doubt that the furlough scheme has been essential and beneficial to business…

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Labour Market Trends

Gil Paterson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 July 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Does the cabinet secretary share my view that for the UK Government to reimpose benefit sanctions at a time of such economic uncertainty is not only cruel but counterproductive, as it will push people further into financial hardship during the crisis…

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Votes

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Gil Paterson 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.

S5O-04463 - Unanswered

05 August 2020

Paterson, Gil: "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions the finance secretary has had with the UK Government regarding the financial response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-28761 - Answered

28 April 2020

Paterson, Gil: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it has given Tesco in Scotland additional rates relief other than the 1.5 pence non-domestic rates increase due in April 2020-21 but not implemented."

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S5W-28762 - Answered

29 April 2020

Paterson, Gil: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it (a) plans to use or (b) has used the powers it has to designate any airports and, if so, which."

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S5O-04279 - Unanswered

11 March 2020

Paterson, Gil:

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S5O-04246 - Unanswered

04 March 2020

Paterson, Gil: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding food and animal welfare standards in non-EU trade deals since the rural secretary’s letter to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 20 February."

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