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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - 2017

Former MSP for Cowdenbeath (Constituency) 2014 - 2016

Independent

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - 2017

About Alex Rowley

Contact details

Contact online

Website: alexrowley.org

Post-d: @AlexRowleyFife

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786725
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Alex is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alex has had 10 previous roles

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

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

11 January 2018 - 30 October 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 29 March 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

25 February 2014 - 08 January 2015

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex'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.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Rowley 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: 10 January 2023

Proposed Domestic Building Environmental Standards (Scotland) Bill

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am grateful for the opportunity to respond. I express my gratitude to the Scottish Government for its commitment to give effect to my proposed bill through Government legislation…

Chamber meeting date: 8 December 2022

Social Care Staff (Retention and Recruitment)

4. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on addressing the reported care staff retention and recruitment challenge within social care. (S6O-01671)"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 8 December 2022

Road to Recovery Inquiry

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "We visited a number of projects last week in Airdrie, which was very interesting. Routes to Work and Remploy were running specific projects through fair start, and I have a couple of questions on that…

Chamber meeting date: 7 December 2022

Scottish Education System

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in the debate, because I regularly raise issues about our current approach to education—not least with regard to education’s recovery from the impact of Covid, through my work on the Covid-19 Recovery Committee. Scotland is governed by two Governments. The Scottish Government has direct responsibility for…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

National Qualifications (STEM)

6. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address reported declining numbers of national 5 and higher pupils taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects in schools. (S6O-01641)"

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alex Rowley has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-12557

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid to private consultancies commissioned to undertake NHS contracts in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12559

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid to private social care providers by (a) local authorities, (b) the NHS, (c) integration joint boards and (d) any other public sector body in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12561

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of NHS procedures in Scotland that were not charged for previously but now are, for example, cutting toenails of older people and ear syringing."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12560

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many people have opted to receive private healthcare in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12558

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) or Not for Profit Distribution (NPD) payments in the NHS in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12555

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average amount paid to private agencies for a (a) nursing, (b) consultant and (c) care assistant shift has been in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12554

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the highest amount paid to private agencies for a (a) nursing, (b) consultant and (c) care assistant shift has been in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12553

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on private agency staffing for all disciplines across the NHS in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12556

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS shifts have been covered by private agency staff in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12552

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much the NHS has spent on private sector procedures and diagnostics in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2022

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