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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

Committees

Anas is a member of 1 committee

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 11 previous roles

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

16 November 2020 - 27 February 2021

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 27 February 2021

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

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

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

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.

Here is the register for Anas Sarwar. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £4,000 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to staff costs from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 22 January 2021 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from USDAW (a Trade Union of USDAW Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LJ). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 23 January 2021. [Registered 19 February 2021]

On 2 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from PG Paper Company Limited (company number SC256809), a manufacturer of paper and paperboard (of The Stables, Auchenbothie Gardens, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, PA13 4SF). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 6 October 2017. [Registered 30 October 2017]

On 16 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Community (a Trade Union of 465c Caledonian Road, London, N7 9GX). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 17 February 2021. [Registered 15 March 2021]

On 8 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Rightdose Healthcare Limited (an online pharmacy of 1a Devon Place, Glasgow, G41 1RD). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 9 March 2021. [Registered 6 April 2021]

On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from Kasim Gulzar Limited (company number SC345527), a company dealing with health activities (of Unit 3 Kennishead Avenue, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8PR). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 20 October 2017. [Registered 14 November 2017]

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £2691.43 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to office lease costs from United Tradeston Limited (company number SC462339), a buyer and seller of own real estate (110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 23 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £16,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 24 March 2021. [Registered 6 April 2021]

On 15 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from GMB Union (a Trade Union of 81 Linwood Road, Paisley, PA3 3BB). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 16 February 2021. [Registered 15 March 2021]

On 13 November 2017 I received a donation of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 14 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation of £37,000 to my leadership campaign from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Lord William Haughey, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 27 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 17 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual) I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 18 February 2021. [Registered 15 March 2021]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

Ceased interest removed from entry: 21 November 2018]

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 September 2020]

I am a member of the GMB Union. [Registered 10 September 2019]

From 8 to 12 November 2018 I travelled to Seattle, Washington, USA to attend a conference as a delegate to develop and grow professional transatlantic relationships with a focus on technology and the rise of prejudice and hate. The costs, which were met by British-American Project (a not for profit leadership network, of British-American Project UK, UK Correspondence PO Box 3682, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1PY) and includes flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality, are estimated at a value of £2,000. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test or the political activities test. [Registered 26 November 2018]

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a trustee of the Sarwar Foundation (a Scottish and UK registered charity that focuses on health, education, clean water and women’s empowerment projects in Pakistan and anti-poverty projects in Scotland). This is purely voluntary and I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 10 September 201]

I am a member of Community the Union.

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: 12 April 2021

Motion of Condolence

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I associate the Labour benches with the tributes that have been paid to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Hospital Infections

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I join the First Minister and Ruth Davidson in sending our condolences to all those who have lost a loved one and in saying thank you to all our heroes on the front line…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Motion of Thanks

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I, too, support the motion in the First Minister’s name. I echo the First Minister’s comments about Linda Fabiani. She is a fierce but kind politician with whom I have had the pleasure of spending the past five years…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "A year since Scotland went into the first lockdown, almost 10,000 of our fellow Scots have lost their lives, and my thoughts are with all their families. This past year has been tough for us all…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Motion of No Confidence

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Earlier today, we held a minute’s silence on the steps outside the chamber to remember all those who have lost their lives over the past year and all those grieving the loss of a loved one…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar 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 abstained

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 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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