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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 their Constituency

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 8 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

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 Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Co-Convener

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

02 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

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

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

23 April 2019 - 10 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity 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

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

07 October 2015 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute 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

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Finance 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.

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

I am a member of Unison.

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

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.

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: 6 October 2021

Rest and Be Thankful

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I, too, congratulate Donald Cameron on securing the debate and join him in paying tribute to the campaign group. The Rest and Be Thankful is a crucial link for our constituents in Argyll and Bute…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 5 October 2021

Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Thank you for inviting me to appear before the committee to discuss the statement of reasons that accompanies my draft proposal for a right to food (Scotland) bill. It is quite fitting that we are talking about this in challenge poverty week…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Community Land Ownership

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I am grateful to the members who supported my motion and so allowed it to be debated today. The Highlands and Islands are at the forefront in feeling the effects of new forces that are at work in our land markets…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2021

Lorry Driver and Fuel Shortages (Discussions with United Kingdom Government)

Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The cabinet secretary will be aware that qualifying as an HGV driver is expensive, which prevents many people from entering the profession…

Chamber meeting date: 23 September 2021

Endometriosis (Diagnosis)

7. Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what steps are being taken to ensure that women who have endometriosis are diagnosed within a year. (S6F-00287)"

Votes

How Rhoda Grant has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rhoda Grant has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

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-03552

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has, with the consent of the Treasury, authorised in law all 1995 officer transition members to have their closed 1995 scheme benefits calculated using (a) higher or (b) lower pensionable pay from connected CARE scheme service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02268

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to close any railway ticket offices, and, if so, which ones."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02267

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards delivering road equivalent tariff (RET) on the Scrabster-Stromness ferry route, and what the timeframe is for implementing this."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01794

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Scottish Land Fund has remained unspent at the end of each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01796

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Scottish Land Fund have been rejected in each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 27 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01795

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to the Scottish Land Fund in each of the last five financial years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01827

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of households in (a) Scotland and (b) each local authority it estimates will access superfast broadband through its voucher scheme."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01828

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many households in each local authority it estimates (a) currently and (b) will access broadband through (i) the R100 contracts, (ii) the superfast broadband voucher scheme and (iii) commercial coverage."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01825

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether CalMac is responsible for reimbursing members of the public for accommodation costs lost as a result of cancelled ferry services on the CalMac network, and, if not, what its position is on who is responsible for reimbursing such costs."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01949

Asked by: Grant, Rhoda, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether it is beneficial to specify in the tendering process for public procurement contracts or agreements the community benefits that will be expected to be delivered."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 10 August 2021

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