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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: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

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 not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Neil has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Neil does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Neil has had 4 previous roles

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

25 January 2022 - 11 March 2022

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

23 June 2021 - 25 January 2022

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Convener

23 June 2021 - 25 January 2022

Conveners Group

Member

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.

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: 1 February 2023

Creative Scotland

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "Creative Scotland, as a public body, receives significant support from the Scottish Government. The published level 3 budget for 2023-24 includes £64.2 million for Creative Scotland and other arts…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "The Scottish ministers remain fundamentally opposed to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, which aims to deliver the UK Government’s divergent and deregulatory agenda with respect to the European Union…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Scottish Government Meetings with European Delegates

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "Details of Angus Robertson’s visit to Paris last autumn have already been published on the Scottish Government’s website…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Levelling Up Fund (Culture Organisations)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "Although the funding that has been received by individual projects is welcome, the Scottish Government fundamentally disagrees with the principle of the UK Government making decisions in devolved areas…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Census 2022

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine (Neil Gray): "National Records of Scotland is currently consulting data users to ensure that census outputs are accessible and provided in a format that meets the needs of census data users…

Votes

How Neil Gray has voted in Parliament

Find out how Neil Gray has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Neil Gray has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-05483

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will support public sector employers to pilot a four-day working week."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05643

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to North Lanarkshire Council to build council housing in each year since 1999."

Answered by Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00671

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-00654

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it and Transport Scotland have had with ScotRail and Network Rail regarding the accessibility of Shotts railway station."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00618

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support and treatment is available for people diagnosed with phenylketonuria."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00528

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in NHS Lanarkshire."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00437

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the new Child Disability Payment."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00341

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact its revised rules on the use of fireworks have had on antisocial behaviour complaints related to bonfire night."

Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00270

Asked by: Gray, Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its policies and actions across government to support the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and how these have been impacted by the reported cross-sector labour shortages."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2021

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."

Answered by Ben Macpherson on 14 October 2021

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