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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Neil Gray

Scottish National Party

MSP for Airdrie and Shotts (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Neil Gray

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @neilgraysnp

Facebook: Neil's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5084
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Office 9, Airdrie Business Centre,
Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Neil is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Neil is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

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.

Here is the register for Neil Gray. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I received allowances from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to support the winding down of my Westminster constituency office. I resigned as the MP for Airdrie & Shotts on 24th March 2021 and had two months to wind down my office. I received the following payments from IPSA to pay contractors and invoices to wind down the office: £589.18 7th May 2021 - North Lanarkshire Council, rent. £48.74 17th May 2021 - Soloprotect personal security. £474.00 20th May 2021 - Millbank Painter Decorators. £885.60 24th May 2021 - McGarry’s flooring. £594 24th May 2021 - Millbank Painter Decorators. £59 24th May 2021 - packing for return of IT equipment.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I was formerly the Deputy Convenor of the Social Justice & Fairness Commission, established by the First Minister in 2019.

My wife is a local authority Equity Development Officer. [Amended interest 22 September 2021]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Neil Gray 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: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Does Mr Balfour not accept that the Scottish Government is backing up its words with action by doubling the supplement in December, which will take support for carers way beyond the levels enjoyed by carers elsewhere in the United Kingdom…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "Further to my earlier contribution, I will make a more general speech about the merits of the bill before stage 3 is completed. The bill delivers a second double payment of the Scottish Government’s carers supplement…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2022-23

The Convener: "Our next item is an evidence session on the committee’s pre-budget work in preparation for the Scottish Government’s publication of its 2022-23 budget. I am pleased to see that we have our first panel of witnesses online today…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Neil Gray): "Good morning. Welcome to the seventh meeting of the Social Justice and Social Security Committee in 2021. Apologies have been received from Natalie Don. Our first item of business today is a decision to take items 3 and 4 in private. Is that agreed…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Attainment Gap

7. Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to close the poverty-related attainment gap, including in response to the reduction to universal credit. (S6O-00231)"

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Neil Gray 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. S6W-03320

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it expects will receive support from the proposed expansion of child winter heating assistance."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00812

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many 18- to 25-year-olds it estimates will be eligible for free NHS dental charges in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 1 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00678

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made with consulting retail employees and businesses regarding large retail stores trading on New Year’s Day."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00627

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made any progress on consulting retail employees and businesses regarding large retail stores trading on New Year’s Day."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00091

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it estimates will be included in the roll-out of the Scottish Child Payment to 16-year-olds."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 2 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00046

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the building of the new Monklands Hospital at Wester Moffat in Airdrie."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00090

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many carers in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency receive the Carer's Allowance Supplement."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00092

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children in the Airdrie and Shotts constituency it estimates will be included in the roll-out of free school breakfasts and lunches."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 1 June 2021

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