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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ross Greer

Scottish Green Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Ross Greer

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6347
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Unit 4
38 Stewart Street
Milngavie
East Dunbartonshire
G62 6BY

Phone: 0141 956 2778
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ross is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Consumer Protection for Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Kurdistan

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ross does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ross has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ross has had 3 previous roles

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

21 April 2020 - 16 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ross'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 Ross Greer. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

From 3 to 8 April 2017 I travelled to Sicily, Lampedusa and Palermo in Italy. The purpose of the visit was a fact-finding trip to meet refugees and those supporting them, to hear their stories, see the crisis first hand and witness the work being done to alleviate it. The total cost of the visit, including flights, transfers and accommodation, was £1245.62, and was met by Churches Together Britain and Ireland (CTBI) (an organisation that works bringing together different denominations in their work of 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX). [Registered 02 May 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

I am a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

I am a member of Free Tibet.

I am a former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ross Greer 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: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Some special schools are operating as normal, having designated all pupils as vulnerable…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19: Learning and Teaching in the Senior Phase

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "In response to Beatrice Wishart’s question, Seamus Searson rightly pointed out that things are not normal. An issue is the impact on teachers of what is currently expected of them…

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "The winter eviction ban, which was pushed for by Living Rent, Scottish Green Party members and many others, will expire on 22 January…

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

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

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "It has been interesting to watch two almost completely unrelated debates take place…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 30 December 2020

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Cabinet secretary, you have already answered what was going to be my first question, which was about the fact that it is not possible for anyone to vote for no deal at this stage…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer 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 Ross Greer 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-34197

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of early years centres in each local authority area provide free meals, also broken down by (i) how many and (ii) what percentage of eligible children take up the offer."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 24 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34206

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the statistics published by Public Health Scotland on 16 December 2020, which suggests that teachers are more likely to contract COVID-19 than the general working-age population, what consideration has been given to the prioritisation of school staff in the vaccine roll-out."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33533

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, what steps it is taking to implement the terms of motion S5M-23385, which was agreed by the Parliament on 18 November 2020, including recruiting an additional 2,000 full-time teachers and making regular COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic staff and senior pupils widely available."

Answered by: John Swinney on 11 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33517

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32993 by John Swinney on 3 November 2020, which local authorities have not yet responded to its request for information on the number of counsellors currently allocated to schools, and whether it will publish the information that has already been provided by local authorities on…

Answered by: John Swinney on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32993

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31767 by John Swinney on 25 September 2020, how many of the school counsellors it committed to are in place; which local authorities have not yet provided access to school-based counselling across all schools, and how many counsellors there are overall."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32994

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31767 by John Swinney on 25 September 2020, whether there is an operational counselling service in place for every secondary school in Scotland."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32933

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with universities regarding the integration of any independent testing programmes that they might operate for staff and students with the NHS test and protect system."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 16 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32934

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will announce arrangements for students moving between halls of accommodation and family or other residences over the Christmas period."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 9 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32710

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to support rail manufacture at the Hunterston PARC site in North Ayrshire."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 6 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32818

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many cases of suspected COVID-19 transmission have been linked to (a) (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) all schools and (b) colleges, broken down by NHS board area."

Answered by: John Swinney on 5 November 2020

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