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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 a Board Member of Edinburgh Mela.

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

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

I am a member of UNITE the Union.

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

I am Chairperson of Bangladeshi Samity Edinburgh.

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: 16 September 2021

Community Jobs Scotland

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "I commend my colleague Miles Briggs for securing the debate and I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in it…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Covid-19 (Funding for Culture, the Arts and Events)

8. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the finance secretary has had with the culture secretary regarding the allocation of funding for the culture, arts and events sectors in light of the impact of Covid-19. (S6O-00148)"

Chamber meeting date: 2 September 2021

Supporting the People of Afghanistan

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "I congratulate the Scottish Government on organising a debate on this subject, and I welcome the cabinet secretary to his role…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Foysol Choudhury: "Congratulations on your new role, minister. The bill is scheduled to move through the Parliament at a faster rate than legislation tends to…

Chamber meeting date: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "As we have learned more about the virus, the importance of good ventilation has been repeatedly emphasised. What work has been done, in preparation for further easing of restrictions, to improve ventilation in public buildings and workplaces…

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

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-02765

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported low score Scotland has in relation to the Biodiversity Intactness Index, and the ongoing wildlife losses reported in the State of Nature Report 2019, what plans it has to put in place mechanisms and structures for the (a) funding, (b) delivery and (c) evaluation of nature restoration, at…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02669

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, and whether it will publish any such assessment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02764

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to findings from the Biodiversity Intactness Index showing that, of 240 countries and territories around the world that have been assessed, Scotland scores 212th, 28th from the bottom, in terms of biodiversity intactness."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03020

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what immediate steps it is taking to improve waiting times in NHS Lothian, in light of reports of waits of over 15 hours for ambulance transport from St John’s Hospital in Livingston for specialist hospital treatment in Edinburgh."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02904

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to raise awareness of leukaemia and its symptoms among (a) the public and (b) health professionals."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02884

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it has given to ScotRail to ensure that disabled people are fully involved in the consultation, Fit for the Future."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02880

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the ScotRail consultation, Fit for the Future, fits with the Scottish Government's commitment to encourage a modal shift to increase the use of public transport."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02885

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it has given to ScotRail to ensure that future service provision better meets the needs of people (a) on low incomes and (b) from households without access to a car."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02881

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the potential impact of ScotRail's proposed service reductions will be on areas with higher levels of multiple deprivation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02883

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government where the Equality Impact Assessment for the proposals set out in the ScotRail consultation, Fit for the Future, is published."

Awaiting answer

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