Alex Neil MSP

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Alex Neil MSP

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  • Member for: Airdrie and Shotts
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Alex is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 17 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 17, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

For the purposes of rule 9.11 of the standing orders, I advise Parliament that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Community Empowerment (Scot...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2015 : Thursday, June 04, 2015


Alex Neil

I entirely agree. The Trussell Trust, which is the main agency that runs food banks in Scotland, reports that, in 2014-15, more than eight times the number of peo...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2015 : Thursday, June 04, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

The full employment and welfare benefits bill announced in the Queen’s speech includes initial details about additional cuts to the United Kingdom welfare budget....



Meeting of the Parliament 28 May 2015 : Thursday, May 28, 2015


Alex Neil

I am more than happy to do that. Respect is a two-way process: they require respect from us and we require respect from them. The issue that the member raises is one of the issues that we wi...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 May 2015 : Thursday, May 28, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

Along with the Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, I have written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions concerning the range of issues...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

The repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and withdrawal from the European convention on human rights have potentially huge implications, not just for the Scotland ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

On Friday, I wrote to Michael Gove, the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, to reiterate the Scottish Government’s opposition to the repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

I recognise that, by definition, it can be difficult to build on some brownfield sites, although many brownfield sites are actually almost as easy to develop as greenfield sites. However, I ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Alex Neil

I am very sympathetic to the points that Sarah Boyack makes. There is a great deal of brownfield land in Edinburgh. Much of it has received planning permission fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights (Alex Neil)

I would have been happy to answer the first question.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 1 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 3 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 4 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 6 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 7 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 15 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 17 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 22 moved by Cara Hilton on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (S
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Amendment 19 moved by Michael Matheson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-12677.2: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12241: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12227: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12095: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11641: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11570: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11569: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11459: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11458: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11457: Alex Neil, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S3W-20481: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20180: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-20020: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2009 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19295: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19297: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19296: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19293: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19294: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19298: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-19299: Alex Neil, Central Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/12/2008 Show Full Question >>

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