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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rhoda Grant

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Rhoda Grant

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @rhodagrant

Facebook: Rhoda's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5766
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

PO Box 5717,
3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness
IV2 3HD

Phone: 01463 716299
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Rhoda is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rhoda does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rhoda has 3 party roles

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Islands

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Rhoda has had 29 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

02 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

05 May 2020 - 25 November 2020

Member

10 September 2019 - 05 May 2020

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Substitute Member

25 June 2019 - 30 October 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Substitute Member

03 June 2019 - 02 September 2019

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 November 2018 - 20 November 2018

Member

21 December 2017 - 22 October 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Member

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Member

01 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Member

23 June 2011 - 21 May 2013

Substitute Member

30 April 2009 - 22 March 2011

Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Substitute Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Member

02 October 2008 - 04 November 2009

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 01 October 2008

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Member

Register of interests

Rhoda'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 Rhoda Grant. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office from 29 September 2020 until 22 July 2021. The value of the material support provided to me is £6,600. The costs of this support are met by CARE ((Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF).

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a sixth share of a house in Lewis with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. The gross income is up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I received on bottle of whisky from the Scotch Whisky Association, the nominal value for the COP26 Limited Edition Blended Scotch Whisky to be £30, although it is not for commercial sale. [Registered 16 December 2021]

I am the Vice Chair of Friends of the Far North Line. This is an honorary position for which I receive no remuneration.

I received £100 from Unison as a contribution to my regional list selection campaign.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party MSP Group.

I am a Director of the North Applecross Woodlands Company Limited. There is no remuneration attached to the post.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

I am a member of Unison.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rhoda Grant 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: 19 May 2022

Online Teaching (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Having a teacher in place while pupils are being taught, albeit remotely, means that the wellbeing of pupils is looked after. Indeed, if pupils have queries, it is really important that they have a suitably qualified teacher there with them…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I have a bit of both, convener. I will not go over ground that has been covered by the committee, apart from to say that I am pleased that Prospect and HIAL are working so well together and that staff are now involved in the working groups…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Carbon Neutral Islands

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The Government’s announcement that it will assist six islands to become carbon neutral by 2040 is welcome…

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Ferry Problems

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The crux of the debate is that disastrous decisions were made that have cost the Scottish people hundreds of millions of pounds. The cost to our island communities is immeasurable…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "In February, the cabinet secretary told the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee that “it is the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill that will put in place the long-term planning that is necessary to make both the practical and cultural changes that we need to make human rights around food a reality for everyone in…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Rhoda Grant 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-08763

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of applications for the Islands Bond that it has received up to and including May 2022 are from people (a) needing assistance to remain on islands and (b) wanting to move to islands."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08764

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of applications for the Islands Bond that it has approved up to and including May 2022 are for people (a) needing assistance to remain on islands and (b) wanting to move to islands."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08761

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications it has received for the Islands Bond up to and including May 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08762

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for the Islands Bond it has approved up to and including May 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08696

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has the power to introduce legislation that prohibits so-called pimping websites, which profit from advertising individuals for prostitution, from operating in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08693

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce legislation to fulfil the Scottish National Party manifesto commitment to tackle prostitution as a form of violence against women."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08697

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to reduce the demand from sex buyers, which is reportedly putting Ukrainian women who are fleeing war at risk of commercial sexual exploitation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08691

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the short life working group, which it has tasked with helping to design the fundamental principles of a new model to challenge men’s demand for prostitution."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08695

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to prevent so-called pimping websites, which profit from advertising individuals for prostitution, from operating in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08694

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in fulfilling the Scottish National Party manifesto commitment to consider how aspects of international approaches, which seek to challenge men’s demand for prostitution, would be best applied in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

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