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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ross Greer

Scottish Green Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Ross Greer

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6347
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ross is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ross does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ross has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Ross has had 7 previous roles

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

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

21 April 2020 - 16 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ross'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 Ross Greer. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the RMT Parliamentary Group.

In April 2021 the Scottish Green Party received £500 from the RMT Union for the purpose of supporting my campaign.

I am a member of Free Tibet.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member of the Church of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ross Greer 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: 24 June 2021

BBC Pacific Quay Studios (Transfer of Ownership)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Next month, the BBC will make a final decision on the proposal to transfer ownership of its Glasgow Pacific Quay studios to a subsidiary company…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "Although it is not a registrable interest, I have membership of the Disclosure Scotland protection of vulnerable groups scheme for the purposes of youth work with the Church of Scotland."

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Curriculum for Excellence

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "There is a lot to welcome in the statement…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "With the support of the Government, the bill that enabled the establishment of redress Scotland was amended to include a review provision to look specifically at the impact that the waiver might have on the participation in the scheme of survivors and contributing organisations. Will the Deputy First Minister expand on how the review will operate,…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Brexit (Skills Impact)

Ross Greer (West Scotland) (Green): "In June 2016, on the eve of the Brexit vote, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Priti Patel made the following statement: “there will be no change for EU citizens already lawfully resident in the UK…

Votes

How Ross Greer has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ross Greer has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ross Greer 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-01944

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) appraisals and (b) other transport studies that directly affect the (i) Westerton-Milngavie, (ii) Ardrossan South Beach-Largs, (iii) Dumbreck-Paisley Cana and (iv) Dumbarton Central- (A) Helensburgh Central and (B) Balloch railway line have been carried out in each…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01885

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, how much of the £5 million budget referred to was spent on the platform extension project at Milngavie railway station; what the total cost was of the platform extension project, and where additional funds were sourced from."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01879

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether emissions from (a) the Valaris drillships currently at Hunterston and (b) other drillships moored in Scottish ports are included when calculating national greenhouse gas emissions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01633

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, what the estimated additional ongoing operational costs are for (a) additional rolling stock, (b) train crew and (c) any other requirements that have been incurred as a result of the platform extension at Milngavie, and how these costs are…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01634

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00982 by Graeme Dey on 8 July 2021, for what reason the electrification of the routes referred to could not have been funded by existing funds."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00984

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what projects it is supporting at the Hunterston PARC site in North Ayrshire (a) as part of the Ayrshire Growth Deal and (b) by any other means."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 12 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01255

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00730 by Humza Yousaf on 1 July 2021, by what date it will publish its plans for the vaccination of these international students."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01260

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00728 by Jamie Hepburn on 5 July 2021, for what reason it is pursuing a pilot quarantine scheme for these international students, and what consideration it gave to introducing a comprehensive scheme for all students arriving from outwith the Common Travel Area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01258

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether international students who are required to use hotel quarantine facilities on arrival for the 2021-22 academic year will be charged the £1,750 fee typically associated with these facilities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01256

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the countries of origin of the estimated 60,000 students from outwith the Common Travel Area who enrolled at university for the 2019-20 academic year."

Awaiting answer

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