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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

Post-d: @NeilBibby

Facebook: Neil's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6385
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Suite 1002, Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley
PA1 1JS

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 not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Neil has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Constitution

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Neil has had 20 previous roles

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

18 May 2021 - 18 April 2023

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 March 2018 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

04 March 2020 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

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

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

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.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Palestine and Israel

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Ivan McKee for bringing the debate to the chamber. The situation in Gaza is tragic and heartbreaking. I know that there are strongly held views across the chamber on the issue, which we all care about…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Scottish Income Tax Rate Resolution 2024-25

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I do not think that my app connected; I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Decision Time

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not connect to the voting system, but I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Social Security

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "It has been challenging at times, but I have been listening closely to the debate this afternoon and, frankly, I have found it somewhat repetitive. I have a strong feeling of déjà vu. That is little wonder—here we are yet again…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 8 February 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Neil Bibby (West Scotland) (Lab): "It is very regrettable that we are no longer part of the Erasmus+ programme. Alistair Sim and others have talked about its benefits this morning, and the points were well made…

Votes

How Neil Bibby has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Bibby 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 abstained

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 for

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 for

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 Neil Bibby has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03149

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with BT Group/EE regarding the proposed closure of its Greenock call centre."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25477

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23936 by Fiona Hyslop on 10 January 2024, notwithstanding that it has not yet made a decision on the procurement route, whether it has conducted any assessment of the estimated cost difference between the direct award of a contract and a competitive tendering process; when it…

Answer expected on 11 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24888

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its work on international engagement, what recent contact it has had with the Turkish government, including any requests for meetings from either side, and what plans there are for representatives of the two governments to meet."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24736

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cost has been of conducting the latest Scottish Household Survey (SHS), and how much it cost to conduct the SHS in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03062

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to local authorities from its 2024-25 Budget."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24848

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated cost is of safety-critical or otherwise vital repairs required on all closed Historic Environment Scotland assets and facilities that are required to be carried out before those assets and facilities can be reopened to the public."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 30 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23936

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the procurement process for the Small Vessel Replacement Programme, what assessment it has made of the estimated cost difference to it between the direct award of a contract and a competitive tendering process."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23901

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for the processing of claims at Social Security Scotland."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02936

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the proposed closure of Paisley, Ferguslie Park, Greenock, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie police stations."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23281

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has requested confidential commercial information from Scotland Excel in the course of 2023, and, if so, what information it has requested, for what purpose, and whether Scotland Excel complied with the request."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 11 December 2023

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