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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Adam Tomkins

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Adam Tomkins

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Adam is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Adam has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Adam does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Adam has had 11 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 25 August 2020

Justice Committee

Member

21 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Strategy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

16 November 2016 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Deputy Convener

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 16 November 2016

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Adam'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 Adam Tomkins. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a conference delegate for Liberty Fund, a private, educational foundation (of 8335 Allison Pointe Trail, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1684). I will work for two days per conference, up to a maximum of two conferences per year, for which I will receive remuneration of between £500 and £1,000 per annum.

I am a Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, an academic, teaching and research organisation (of University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ). I work for one and half days per week for which I receive remuneration of between £30,000 and £35,000 per annum.

I receive royalties from Cambridge University Press, a publisher (of University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS), Oxford University Press, a publisher (of Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP) and Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, a publisher (of Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9PH) of between £2,500 and £3,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 6 to 10 May 2013 I travelled to Israel to visit the Israeli Supreme Court (of Jerusalem, Israel). The costs of this visit (hotel, food and travel within Israel), which were met by the Israeli Supreme Court, were in the region of £1,000. The cost of the flights, to and from Israel, were £400 and were met by employer, the University of Glasgow, as part of my employment.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I was paid £1100 by Prospect Magazine for an article I published in the October 2016 issue of that magazine [Registered 27 October 2016]

I am a Director of Scotland’s Futures Forum. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 19 November 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Adam Tomkins 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: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

Adam Tomkins (Glasgow) (Con): "This is the last speech that I shall make to the chamber, so I hope that the Presiding Officer will forgive me if I offer a few remarks not only on the bill that we are about to pass but on one or two broader matters…

Justice Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2021 (SSI 2021/80)

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of three negative statutory instruments. I refer members to the relevant paper in our pack, which is a note on the instruments by the clerk…

Justice Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing (Report Back)

The Convener: "Our next agenda item is feedback from the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing, which recently held meetings on 1 and 15 March, on Brexit issues and with the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority respectively…

Justice Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Adam Tomkins): "Good morning, and welcome to the 10th meeting in 2021 of the Justice Committee. This is our final meeting of the parliamentary session. We have received apologies from Rona Mackay, our deputy convener, who is unwell…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

Adam Tomkins (Glasgow) (Con): "I thank Liam McArthur, John Finnie and Rona Mackay for their kind and generous remarks. The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is a much-changed piece of legislation compared with the bill that we first debated in the chamber last September…

Votes

How Adam Tomkins has voted in Parliament

Find out how Adam Tomkins has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Adam Tomkins 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. S5W-34380

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020 charges were brought, or libelled, for the common law offence of culpable and reckless conduct."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 2 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34381

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many arrests were made for the common law offence of culpable and reckless conduct in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-27591

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any discussions between Transport Scotland and commercial partners regarding a replacement funding stream for the Pedal for Scotland event."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-25595

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) healthcare- and (b) community-associated cases of Clostridioides difficile have been reported at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital since January 2019."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 31 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25594

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide up-to-date (a) absence and (b) vacancy rates for domestic staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 October 2019

Question ref. S5O-03538

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that one in ten pupils are taught in substandard schools."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24791

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Sustrans Scotland applies the Fairer Scotland Duty when administering the Places for Everyone programme, which is funded by Transport Scotland."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 12 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24790

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what demographic assessment it has made of the people who use cycling as a form of active travel."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 9 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24789

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the proposed monitoring framework for the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland will assess the distribution of cycling infrastructure in cities to ensure that it does not inadvertently entrench health inequalities."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 9 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-23599

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the review of Scottish-specific public sector equality duties; which third sector organisations representing equality groups are involved, and what the timescale for the review is."

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 13 June 2019

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