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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Neil Bibby

Scottish Labour

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Neil Bibby

Contact details

Contact online

Website: NeilBibby.com

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6385
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

3A Mirren Chambers
41 Gauze Street
Paisley
PA1 1EX

Phone: 0141 889 0457
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Neil is a member of 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Govanhill

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil has had 14 previous roles

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

29 September 2016 - 01 May 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 23 April 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Town Centres

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

10 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

19 December 2013 - 27 February 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 10 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

20 December 2011 - 10 July 2013

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Neil'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 Neil Bibby. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 1 February 2018 I received 150 bottles of beer from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited (a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded alcoholic drinks of 10 Compton Way, North Newmoor Industrial Estate, Irvine, KA11 4HU). The bottles of beer were used to promote my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. I estimate the value of this in kind support for the beer bottles and labels to be approximately £450. [Registered 21 February 2018, Amended interest 26 March 2018]

On 17 February 2017 I launched the consultation on my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. Since then I have received in kind support and expect to receive further in kind support from the GMB Scotland (a Trade Union, of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7JU) and Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited (a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded alcoholic drinks of 10 Compton Way, North Newmoor Industrial Estate, Irvine, KA11 4HU). The value of in kind support received from GMB Scotland is estimated to be just over £300. In addition I have received in kind support from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited for design work, creation of a website and general media support. The value of the in kind support from Tennent Caledonian Breweries Wholesale Limited is estimated to cost around £5,000. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 17 February 2017. [Registered 17 March 2017, Amended interest 13 April 2017, Amended interest 16 March 2018, Amended interest 26 March 2018]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Unite the Union. [Registered 17 March 2017]

I am a member of GMB Scotland. [Registered 17 March 2017]

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), provided in kind support for events aimed at promoting my proposed Tied Pubs (Code and Adjudicator) (Scotland) Bill. The value of this support is estimated to be less than £300. [Registered 17 March 2017]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Neil Bibby 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 Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 17 December 2020

“The 2019/20 audit of the Scottish Police Authority”

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "The report states: “Police Scotland will need to implement, monitor and regularly review the” workforce “plan, with appropriate scrutiny from the Scottish Police Authority…

Chamber meeting date: 10 December 2020

Supermarkets (New Year’s Day Closure)

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "Last night, the GMB won a day off on boxing day for all Asda workers. However, Asda has said that workers will lose a day of annual leave as a result, so shop workers are campaigning for a proper extra day off on new year’s day…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 10 December 2020

“The 2019/20 audit of Social Security Scotland”

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "We have just discussed the impact of Covid on eligibility for and uptake of benefits. The number of households in Scotland that receive universal credit has increased from just under 250,000 to just under 500,000…

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting date: 3 December 2020

Managing Information and Communications Technology Projects (Key Audit Themes)

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "I want to ask about the directorate for learning’s national standardised assessments reprocurement. There is a requirement to procure a replacement provider for the delivery of the assessments…

Chamber meeting date: 26 November 2020

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. It is a critical time for pubs and all those whose livelihoods depend on the licensed trade…

Votes

How Neil Bibby has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Bibby 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 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

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 Neil Bibby 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-34038

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the use of documented infection and vaccination status for COVID-19 via a health passport would allow spectators to safely attend Hampden for the 2021 UEFA Euro finals."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33878

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the prevalence of COVID-19 is among the Pakistani community, and how this compares with (a) other BAME groups and (b) the overall population."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 21 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33876

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people from the Pakistani community have been tested for COVID-19 in each month since March 2020, also broken down by how many have (i) tested positive, (ii) been admitted to hospital and (iii) died because of the condition, and how this compares with (A) other BAME groups and…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 21 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34039

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the use of (a) health passports to verify COVID-19 vaccinations or recent negative tests and (b) mobilising mass COVID-19 testing to allow the safe return of spectators to football stadia."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34041

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what planning it has carried out to allow spectators to safely attend Hampden for the 2021 UEFA Euro finals."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33691

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how the reported increases in waiting times and delays for eye care treatment, including cataract surgery, are being managed across ophthalmology services to prevent avoidable sight loss."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33689

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to analyse the reasons for the reported increase in waiting times in ophthalmology services, including the impact of "do not" and "cannot attend" cases."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33737

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on campaigns by students to end university graduation fees, and what action it will take to ensure that no student faces financial barriers to graduating."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33690

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent reported increase in waiting times, what steps it is taking to prevent avoidable sight loss because of delays for eye care appointments, surgery and treatment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33426

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it held with Highlands and Islands Enterprise Board and the board of the Cairngorm Mountain Railway regarding removing the funicular railway and replacing it with a gondola service, such as the scheme at Ellmau in Austria, prior to the recent announcement of funding for repairs to the railway."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 2 December 2020

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