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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Monica Lennon

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6484
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Monica is a member of 3 committees

COVID-19 Committee

Deputy Convener

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Monica is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Monica does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Monica has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Monica has had 14 previous roles

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

04 October 2018 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Care

Scottish Labour

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

31 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 January 2018 - 14 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Equal Opportunities

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 08 September 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Monica'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 Monica Lennon. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017 I was a local authority Councillor for South Lanarkshire Council (of Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA.) I spent in the region of 20 hours of work per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and tablet. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. As of 11 May 2016 I ceased to draw any salary for this position. [Registered 04 July 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I owned a 50% share in a house in Blantyre (which I inherited) with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property was sold on 27 May 2016.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland. [Registered 28 January 2020]

I was a member of Community the Union. [Amended interest 29 January 2020, Ceased interest 29 January 2020]

I am a Member of Unite the Union. [Registered 17 January 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Monica Lennon 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.

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Drug Deaths

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am grateful to colleagues on all sides of the chamber who signed the motion and made it possible for the debate to happen…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vaccination Plan

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of the statement. On behalf of Scottish Labour, I put on record our thanks to everyone involved in the programme to get Scotland vaccinated…

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 8 January 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/1)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Compared with last spring, it looks as if more people now are out and about in workplaces and on public transport. Deputy First Minister, are you worried that too many people are still going to their workplaces…

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I know that the First Minister had a lot of ground to cover in her statement, but thousands of care home residents have had little or no meaningful contact with their loved ones since last March and the statement did not address their needs…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Covid-19 (Vaccine and Testing Programmes)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of her statement and I welcome Mairi Gougeon to her new role as Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23606

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Friday, December 4, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23884

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

Supported by: Ash Denham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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 voted for

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

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Monica Lennon 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-34217

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated to each NHS board for (a) December 2020 and (b) January 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34213

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many months it will require to vaccinate the general population against COVID-19, and what modelling it has carried out to inform this estimate."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34282

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has (a) for a new palliative and end of life care strategy and (b) to appoint a new national clinical lead for palliative and end of life care."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34268

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in any nosocomial infections in Scotland, and how many such infections have been identified."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34267

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the PPE requirements for health and care staff, in light of the transmissibility of the new variant of COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34258

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its timetable is for (a) commencement and (b) implementation of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019; whether that timetable includes any pilot schemes; in which NHS board area any such pilot would take place; when any such pilot scheme would begin, and what the duration would be of any such pilot…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34257

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken since 23 March 2020 to develop its ability to meet the duties imposed on it by the Health and Care (Staffing) Scotland Act 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34266

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has received on the suitability of Type IIR masks as protection for health and care staff, in light of the transmissibility of the new variant of COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34279

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making toward its ambition that everyone who needs a Key Information Summary will have one, as set out in the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34215

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what level of vaccine wastage was recorded for the (a) flu and (b) HPV programmes in each of the last two years."

Awaiting answer

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