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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

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.

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 March 2020]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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

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

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]

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.

Scottish Parliament (Elections etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020 [Draft]

Gil Paterson made 10 Contributions to this discussion

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - 26 November 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "The order amends the provision relating to the minimum number of counting agents who have to be appointed by the returning officer…

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Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill: Stage 1

Gil Paterson made 21 Contributions to this discussion

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - 19 November 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Are you saying that, in theory, if the Government or the Parliament decided to have an all-postal ballot in May, you could use the six months starting from now, or six months-ish, and deliver that, or are you are saying that we need to wait six months before we can even consider it? I am not clear on that."

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Decision Time

Gil Paterson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Presiding Officer, my app froze; it just says that there is no vote currently open. I would have voted no, if given the opportunity."

Decision Time

Gil Paterson made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 11 November 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Hello, Presiding Officer. Can you hear me? I do not see you. I see you now. Inaudible.—at all, and I would have voted yes."

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Covid-19 (Professional Football Clubs)

Gil Paterson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 04 November 2020

Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie) (SNP): "Martin Docherty-Hughes MP and I recently met representatives of Clydebank Football Club, when we discussed the plight of the West of Scotland league clubs, which are facing ruin because of the coronavirus restrictions…

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Votes

How Gil Paterson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gil Paterson 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 Gil Paterson in Parliament

Find out what motions Gil Paterson has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23503

Milngavie Primary Pupils' Letters of Kindness to Older Residents

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23452

Antonine Wall Project Recognised Across Europe

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23446

Milngavie Brother and Sister Raise Funds for Nepal School Rebuilding

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23384

Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank Wins Top UK Award

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-04749 - Unanswered

04 November 2020

Paterson, Gil: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of the EU-US tariff dispute on Scottish food and drink products, including whisky."

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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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