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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Anas Sarwar

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @AnasSarwar

Facebook: Anas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5830
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Anas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Anas is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Anas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Anas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Anas has had 8 previous roles

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

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Acting Convener

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Conveners Group

Member

01 November 2018 - 05 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 10 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Anas'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 Anas Sarwar 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: 10 June 2021

National Qualifications 2021

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I join others in wishing the Scotland men’s team all the very best for the European championships. This is their opportunity to catch up with the great leadership that has been shown by the women’s team in recent years…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Six months on from the first vaccine, I thank our vaccinators and volunteers for giving our country hope…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Six months on from the first vaccine, I thank our vaccinators and volunteers for giving our country hope…

Chamber meeting date: 3 June 2021

Covid-19 (Government Response)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Last week, we heard damning evidence from Dominic Cummings about the United Kingdom Government’s response to Covid-19. He painted a picture of chaos and confusion, poor preparation and almost criminal levels of negligence that led to avoidable deaths…

Chamber meeting date: 1 June 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "This is largely welcome news for people in Glasgow and for others across the country, but for many in those parts of Scotland that were expecting to move down a level, the news will come as a bitter blow…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Anas Sarwar 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-32681

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide local authorities with any additional resources required to ensure that all teachers requesting a flu vaccination for 2020-21 are able to receive this."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32052

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS patients who are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to surgery are eligible for the self-isolation support payment if they meet the other eligibility criteria."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31987

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that every child can safely access the HPV vaccination and ensure that uptake remains high."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 1 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31420

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the COVID-19 scientific advice on faith-related education settings, and when it expects such settings, including Sunday schools and Quranic classes, to reopen."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 14 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30820

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide financial protection for people with blood cancer who are advised to continue shielding by their treating team after the shielding scheme ends in August 2020."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-29955

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of a COVID-19 antibody test."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30731

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-29956 by Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020, whether it will answer the question that was asked in relation to whether it has allowed access to COVID-19-related health data, including patients' personal medical information, to any third party and, if so, (a) what data, (b) to whom and…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30822

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that people diagnosed with blood cancer after 1 August 2020 will be added to the shielding list, and under what circumstances shielding would be re-introduced nationally or locally."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 6 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30821

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people were (a) added to and (b) removed from the shielding list in (a) April, (b) May and (c) June 2020, and, of these, how many have blood cancer."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 6 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30519

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to ensuring that everyone who is newly diagnosed with blood cancer continues to be added to the shielding list after 31 July 2020."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 30 July 2020

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