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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 at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5084
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Neil is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

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

Social Justice and Social Security 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.

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 primary school teacher.

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: 24 June 2021

Post Office Branch Closures

4. Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the United Kingdom Government, the Post Office and CJ Lang regarding the proposed closure of 31 post office branches across Scotland. (S6F-00143)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Child Poverty

Neil Gray (Airdrie and Shotts) (SNP): "I welcome my friend Shona Robison to her place back in the Cabinet. The impact of Covid on poverty will be a big challenge for us to address…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Legacy Paper

The Convener: "Agenda item 5 is consideration of the legacy paper from our predecessor committee. I thank the session 5 Social Security Committee for its legacy report. It clearly did extensive and detailed work in the previous session…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Convener

The Convener (Neil Gray): "Thank you, Foysol. I will seek to emulate your expert chairing of the first part of our meeting. I really appreciate the task that we have in hand and I appreciate the support of colleagues in being chosen as the convener of this important committee…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "The next item of business is to decide whether to discuss our work programme, which is agenda item 6, in private. Do members agree to do so? If anyone wishes to comment, please type “R” in the chat box. If not, we will move on. We are agreed."

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-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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