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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jenny Gilruth

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @jennygilruth

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at local office

12 Commercial Street
Markinch
KY7 6DE

Phone: 01592 764815
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Jenny is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Transport

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 10 previous roles

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

19 May 2021 - 24 January 2022

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 19 April 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Gilruth 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: 29 September 2022

Concessionary Travel (Budget)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "As part of our routine management of the funding for bus services, the Scottish Government continually monitors forecasted spend against budget…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Decision Time

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to connect to the voting platform. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Ferries

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "It was only a few short weeks ago that I made a statement to Parliament confirming publication of the project Neptune report. I made clear my intention to engage with all parties in the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Transport Infrastructure Improvements (North-east Scotland)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "The Scottish Government remains committed to improving infrastructure in the north-east. A transparent and evidence-based review of the A96 corridor is under way and will report by the end of this year…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Ferries

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "I refer the member to the statement that I made to Parliament on 8 September, which is available on the Parliament’s website…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jenny Gilruth 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-27245

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 5 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-27120

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26767

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26064

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when figures showing local authority and school level spend of Pupil Equity Funding in 2018-19 will be published."

Answered by: John Swinney on 31 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25714

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the independent jury research that it commissioned will be published."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25530

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what the scope and timescale is for the forthcoming independent review of the senior phase in school."

Answered by: John Swinney on 27 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25402

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what further steps it will take to protect children and young people from exposure to alcohol marketing."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 19 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25063

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2019

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-24987

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Programme for Government commitment to consult on legislation to improve forensic medical services for victims of rape and sexual assault."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 August 2019

Question ref. S5W-24216

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the resignation of the chair, Dr Dame Denise Coia, when it will provide an update on the future of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce, and when it will publish the taskforce's recommendations."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 4 July 2019

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