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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Marra

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Jenny Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Website: jennymarra.com

Twitter: @jennymarra

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6427
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Office 5/2
Whitehall House
33 Yeaman Shore
Dundee
DD1 4BJ

Phone: 01382 202584
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 18 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 05 March 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Equality

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Youth Employment

Scottish Labour

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

10 January 2012 - 03 September 2013

Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

25 April 2012 - 19 September 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 10 January 2012

Justice Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Marra. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

From January 2016 until the dissolution of Parliament on 23 March 2016 I was in receipt of the services of an intern who was working in my office for 2 days a week. The intern scheme is Scottish Government funded but administered through Inclusion Scotland (a consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals of 2nd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ). The value of this support was £1876.88.

Overseas visits

On 14 to 17 September 2015, I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by the charitable initiative Remembering Srebrenicia, which is a project of the charity Ummah Help (of Newland House, 2nd Floor, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA). The visit was part of the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ educational visits programme. The costs of the visit were met by Remembering Srebrenicia and amounted to £428 for flights and £186.41 for other costs including accommodation, food and transport during the visit, with a total cost of £614.41.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in the Dundee City Council area with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I acquired this property in November 2015 and until 22 January 2016 used this property as a residential home. I receive a gross rental income from this property of between £5,001 and £10,000 a year.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Community the Union.

I received two tickets to attend the Open golf tournament on 20 July 2018 as a guest of the organisers with a monetary value of £150 each. [Registered 15 August 2018]

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) makes a regular contribution, amounting to £2,004 annually, to support my political campaigning. The funds are paid to The Scottish Labour Party and are accounted for in its return to the Electoral Commission.

I am a member of the Communication Workers Union.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of GMB.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Marra 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.

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Spring Budget Revision 2020-21 (Budget Adjustment)

Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. I will ask about the savings in annual wellness checks. It is stated in paragraph 30 that Audit Scotland’s savings of £0.5 million include savings on annual wellness checks for its staff…

Meeting of the Commission meeting date: 15 January 2021

Budget Proposal 2021-22

Jenny Marra: "In paragraph 10 of its budget proposal, Audit Scotland states that it will “hold the increase in our management contingency, allocating it transparently as we invest in skills and capacity throughout the year…

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

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

The Convener: "Item 2 is consideration of the section 22 report “The 2019/20 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”…

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

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Jenny Marra): "Good morning, and welcome to the first meeting in 2021 of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee. I have received apologies from Neil Bibby MSP. Agenda item 1 is a decision on taking business in private…

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

Point of Order

Jenny Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I do not think that my vote on the motion as amended was recorded. The app did not connect and although I tried to make a point of order through the chat function, I think that it was the wrong one…

Votes

How Jenny Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jenny Marra 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. S5O-04895

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with third sector organisations in Dundee working in the field of drug addiction."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33973

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government on what dates it has met the Interim Director of Mental Health at NHS Tayside in the last year, and whether it will publish the minutes."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27736

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the level of funding provided to charities supporting victims of human trafficking in April 2019 is sufficient to make evidence-based interruptions to the criminal supply chain active in human trafficking, and whether it has plans to renew and broaden the funding and scope of action once the…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27735

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what work is being done to understand the critical enablers that facilitate human trafficking in Scotland and to identify access points used by criminal gangs, the transporters and online enablers of the criminal supply chain."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27537

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is a requirement for sportscotland funding for new buildings to have same-sex toilets and changing facilities."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27536

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what building specification criteria sportscotland required to be met for its funding contribution to the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04117

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-26557

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the additional £20 million in funding that was announced by the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing in summer 2019 has been allocated to NHS Tayside."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26717

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 29 October 2019, Safeguarding environmental standards, whether it will confirm who it has appointed to its advisory panel to ensure that environmental standards are maintained in the event of a no deal Brexit, and what the process was for making these appointments."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5O-03856

Asked by: Marra, Jenny, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendations in the Scottish Environment Link report, Environmental Governance: effective approaches for Scotland post-Brexit."

Awaiting answer

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