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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

conveners group

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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.

Here is the register for Anas Sarwar. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

I am a member of Community the Union.

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.

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: 7 October 2021

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Water Contamination)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Two years ago, I stood in the chamber and revealed what brave national health service whistleblowers had uncovered about water contamination at the Queen Elizabeth university hospital in Glasgow…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I start by sending my condolences to all those who have lost a loved one to Covid. The Government’s vaccination passport roll-out is a “complete shambles”—those are not my words but the words of the people left to implement the chaotic scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Low-income Households (Support)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "We are facing a cost of living crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Low-income Households (Support)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "We are facing a cost of living crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I send my condolences to all those who have lost a loved one in the past week or throughout the pandemic. Figures published today show that more than a quarter of A and E patients are waiting for more than four hours…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

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. S6W-03293

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, whether it will commit to instigating an independent review into Islamophobia in Scotland and, if so, within what timetable."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03290

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, what steps it is taking to pay specific and ongoing attention to issues relating to ethnic and religious health inequalities, employment experiences and poverty."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03291

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, what steps it is taking to address the reported shortfall in data about Islamophobia in Scotland."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03292

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, whether it will adopt a formal definition of Islamophobia to promote understanding, encourage reporting, and indicate a commitment to addressing Islamophobia."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-01149

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) for 12- to 15-year-olds to be added to the COVID-19 priority list."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01150

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the COVID-19 test result turnaround times have been in the last four weeks, broken down by week."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01152

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to update the COVID-19 guidance given the apparent variations in the Delta variant symptoms."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01151

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the current COVID-19 testing capacity is sufficient to meet current and future demand."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 July 2021

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

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