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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Foysol Choudhury

Scottish Labour

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2021 - present day

About Foysol Choudhury

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @FoysolChoudhury

Facebook: Foysol's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6761
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Phone: 0131 348 6896
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Foysol does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Foysol has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Foysol does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Foysol'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 Foysol Choudhury. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests?

Interest in shares

I own 100% of the issued share capital of West Preston Street Ltd, a licensed restaurant, with a market value of £15,000.

I own 11,000 ordinary shares in Universal Koba Corporation Ltd, a licensed restaurant, representing 10% of the issued share capital, with a market value of £11,000.

Voluntary

I am Chairperson of Bangladeshi Samity Edinburgh.

I am a Board Member of Edinburgh Mela.

I am the General Secretary of the Council of Bangladeshis in Scotland.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party. [Registered 15 December 2021]

I am General Secretary of the Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurants UK Limited.

I am a member of UNITE the Union.

I am Co. Chair of Edinburgh and Lothian Equality Council.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Foysol Choudhury 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: 27 January 2022

Student Housing Strategy

8. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions education ministers have had with ministerial colleagues regarding the development of a student housing strategy that includes rent controls and student tenancy rights for every student in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

National Insurance Contributions (Local Authorities)

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The First Minister will be aware of the anger in local authorities across Scotland that the Scottish Government is not planning to compensate them for the upcoming rise in national insurance contributions in the way that councils in England and Wales are being compensated. That will eventually cause further cuts to already-stressed services. How…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Performance Venues (Covid-19 Restrictions)

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The city of Edinburgh was hit particularly hard when restrictions were imposed, with no notice to the culture sector, including our treasured theatres. Many were left in limbo without the financial support that was needed to keep the sector going…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

National Insurance Contributions (Local Authorities)

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The First Minister will be aware of the anger in local authorities across Scotland that the Scottish Government is not planning to compensate them for the upcoming rise in national insurance contributions in the way that councils in England and Wales are being compensated. That will eventually cause further cuts to already-stressed services. How…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Fire Alarm Standards

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The Scottish Labour freedom of information request revealed that funding of £500,000 for care and repair services to provide the installation has helped barely 800 people…

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02949

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 69 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02949.2

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02949.1

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Foysol Choudhury 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-05473

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government in relation to the independent review into the health impact of potential bias in medical devices and the impact on patients from different ethnic groups, and whether it plans to take forward any of the review's recommendations where they may apply in Scotland and…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05474

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work is being undertaken by NHS Scotland to examine any variations in the effectiveness of medical devices such as oximeters on patients from different ethnic groups."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05801

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to address any differential impact of COVID-19 on black and ethnic minority people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05222

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many injuries have been reported as a result of the use of e-scooters on roads and pavements."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05198

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies, as a proportion of the required staff complement within each Health Protection Team in each local authority, are currently waiting to be filled."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05221

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to keep pavements free from e-scooters."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05219

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will allow e-scooter trials, similar to those currently being piloted in England."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05220

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance is in place to ensure that the use of e-scooters on roads does not place drivers and pedestrians at risk."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05475

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of children who left primary school in June (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 were able to swim, broken down by (i) sex and (ii) race."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05267

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what equalities monitoring is in place in relation to delayed discharge figures; whether it will report on any differential impacts that have been identified, and what steps it is taking to address any inequalities identified in relation to (a) BAME, (b) female and (c) disabled patients."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 14 January 2022

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