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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 29 previous roles

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

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: 28 September 2022

Ferries

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "In the midst of this mess are people, as Katy Clark has pointed out: people who are trying to live their lives, work and run their businesses. It is almost impossible for them to do that with ferry services that are not working…

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Population

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The length of speeches is growing."

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Ferries Contract

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "What is being trailed by the BBC is very worrying, as is the Deputy First Minister’s answer about being unable to find any exchange of documents. The Auditor General struggled to investigate the procurement process previously…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Ferries

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The minister has talked about additional ferries both today and previously. When is she going to be in a position to give us more details on that, and does she hope that the additional ferries will be available this winter?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Net Zero Heating (Rural Homes)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The First Minister will be aware that her Government fits only heat pumps under its central heating assistance scheme…

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-10725

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to ensure access to and implementation of the Horizon Europe programme."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10984

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it will give to farmers and crofters facing substantial increases in the price of feeding stuff."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11184

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10424 by Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2022, whether it will provide an indication of in which year this review will take place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10709

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of its aviation strategy, particularly in relation to improving lifeline services and island connectivity."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10711

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent (a) discussions it has had on and (b) consideration it has given to improving lifeline interisland services in Orkney."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11123

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there have been any changes to the A83 Task Force, including (a) to its (i) attendees and (ii) meeting frequency and (b) whether it will be independently chaired."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11120

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial preparations have been put in place ahead of the selection of the medium-term solution for the A83 Rest and Be Thankful."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11122

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the preliminary ground investigations at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful will be completed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11121

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when in 2022 the medium-term solution for the A83 Rest and Be Thankful will be selected and published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10710

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to address strategic objectives one, two and three of its National Islands Plan, following the announced cancellation of its Islands Bond scheme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 22 September 2022

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