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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Craig Hoy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Craig Hoy

Contact details

Contact online

Website: craighoy.co.uk

Post-d: @CraigWHoy1/

Facebook: Craig's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6976
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

1 High Street
Haddington
EH41 3ES

Phone: 01620 849350
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Craig is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Craig is a member of 8 cross-party groups

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

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

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Craig does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Craig has 1 party role

Party Chairman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Craig has had 4 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Public Audit Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 June 2021 - 25 May 2022

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Craig'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 Craig Hoy 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: 21 February 2024

Primary Care (Access)

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Does the member share my concern about the news that emerged last week that NHS Borders is facing a mounting deficit and will have to cut its budget by 10 per cent next year…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

Nuclear Energy

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "Does Douglas Lumsden share my concern that, in a debate on a matter that is as important as our energy future and security, not one single member of the Green Party is willing to come to the chamber to debate it?"

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Scottish Ministers

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "I echo the First Minister’s welcome to my newest colleague in Parliament, Tim Eagle. I also pay tribute to Donald Cameron. He was a fine parliamentarian, and I am sure that he will be a fine minister in the Scotland Office…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Scottish Government (Use and Retention of Informal Communications)

3. Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Scottish Information Commissioner’s intervention into its use and retention of informal communications, in light of the United Kingdom Covid-19 Inquiry. (S6F-02813)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1

Craig Hoy (South Scotland) (Con): "They are higher."

Votes

How Craig Hoy has voted in Parliament

Find out how Craig Hoy has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Craig Hoy has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-02813

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Scottish Information Commissioner’s intervention into its use and retention of informal communications, in light of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24466

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government which external consulting firms are working or advising on preparations for a National Care Service, and what the cost of any such contracts (a) has been to date and (b) is projected to be in the 2024-25 financial year."

Answered by Maree Todd on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24376

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions took place between the Minister for Housing and the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance and their officials regarding the proposed reduction to spending on housing in its 2024-25 Budget."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02958

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the announcement by EDF that its ambition is to extend the life of Torness power station."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23848

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many civil servants are working on preparations for a National Care Service, and what the cost of these civil servants is on (a) an annualised and (b) a cumulative basis."

Answered by Maree Todd on 8 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23349

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reduce waiting times for access to NHS audiology services."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 11 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23524

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will undertake stakeholder engagement on alcohol marketing with consumer groups as well as businesses, before launching a public consultation on revised proposals on restricting alcohol advertising and promotion."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 11 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23429

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential economic impact of extending the 75% rates relief to hospitality and small retail businesses."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 11 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23428

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the total cost would be of extending the 75% rates relief to hospitality and small retail businesses."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 11 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23348

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to adapt or increase the use of independent audiology provision as it reviews the commissioning of audiology services."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 11 December 2023

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