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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

Cross-party groups

Rhoda is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

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 30 previous roles

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

19 January 2023 - 31 January 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

02 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

05 May 2020 - 25 November 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 05 May 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2019 - 30 October 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

03 June 2019 - 02 September 2019

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 November 2018 - 20 November 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

21 December 2017 - 22 October 2018

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 03 September 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 21 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

30 April 2009 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 04 November 2009

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 01 October 2008

Health and Sport Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Finance Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

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.

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: 2 February 2023

Maternity Services (Caithness)

1. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will conduct an independent review into the maternity model in Caithness. (S6O-01860)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Transport Connectivity (Islands)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Orkney ferries are old and in need of replacement. The council has been asking for assistance from the Scottish Government for many years but is yet to receive it…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of the “Carbon Neutral Islands Project Progress Report”. I am glad that the report mentions fuel poverty, because all our islands suffer from that, in common with other off-gas-grid areas…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2023

Legislation on Sex Buyers (Parliamentary Time)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "From last night’s cross-party group on human trafficking, it was clear that countries that do not hold sex buyers accountable for their abuse are attractive destinations for traffickers…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Rhoda Grant has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14029

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fatalities were recorded on the A9 between Perth and Inverness in each year from 2012 up to and including 2022."

Holding Answer by Jenny Gilruth on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14244

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce commercial sexual exploitation by tackling demand among men."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14247

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to provide support to people seeking to exit commercial sexual exploitation."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14248

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the war in Ukraine on human trafficking inflows in Scotland."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14030

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many speeding tickets were issued to drivers on the A9 between Perth and Inverness in each year from 2012 up to and including 2022, broken down by whether they were related to (a) mobile safety cameras, (b) traffic police and (c) average speed cameras."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14245

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many prosecutions of alleged perpetrators of modern slavery there have been in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by Keith Brown on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01860

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will conduct an independent review into the maternity model in Caithness."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14246

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to increase the number of prosecutions of alleged perpetrators of modern slavery."

Answer expected on 6 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13682

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government which estates within the Monadhliath Deer Management Group have received funding for peatland restoration in each of the last five years through the peatland restoration project funds administered by NatureScot (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage); how much each estate has received in each of the last five years, and…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 20 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13198

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of any vacancies or shortages of (a) nurses and (b) pharmacists in the delivery of specialist homecare medicines services, and any impact these have on (i) performance and (ii) patient safety."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 19 January 2023

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