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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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George Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Paisley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About George Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0141 889 5032
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Anchor One, Unit 14
7 Thread Street
Paisley
PA1 1JR

Phone: 0141 889 5032
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

George is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

George does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

George does not have any party roles

Previous roles

George has had 25 previous roles

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

14 June 2023 - 08 May 2024

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

20 May 2021 - 08 May 2024

parliamentary bureau

Member

29 March 2023 - 14 June 2023

Minister for Cabinet and Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

20 May 2021 - 29 March 2023

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

28 June 2018 - 04 May 2021

Chief Whip

Scottish National Party

06 October 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

13 December 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 06 October 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 13 March 2019

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 13 December 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

26 October 2017 - 06 September 2018

Justice Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 26 October 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Scottish Government

01 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

16 May 2013 - 05 November 2015

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 16 May 2013

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Member

21 March 2012 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

George'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 George Adam. The date of their initial statement was 02 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

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Unite (T and G Section).

I am a member of the MS Society of Scotland.

I am patron of the Scottish Disability Equality Forum.

I am Honorary President of Paisley Pirates.

I am a member of the 1820 Society.

I am a member of the Paisley Burgh Branch of the SNP.

I am a member of Pro-Life Fitness Paisley.

I am Chair of the St Mirren Independent Supporters’ Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What George Adam 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.

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 19 June 2024

Interests

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "I have no relevant interests to declare, but I direct everyone to my official declaration of interests."

Chamber meeting date: 19 June 2024

Growing the Economy

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "I have listened to colleagues during the debate and I agree with many of them—not all of them but, hey, in this new consensual world, let us not look for too many miracles at the one time…

Chamber meeting date: 18 June 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The voting platform refused to work again. I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 11 June 2024

Child Poverty

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "Eradicating child poverty is important to me for four very important and simple reasons: their names are Daisy, JJ, Rosie and Molly—my grandchildren. There is another reason…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2024

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "I apologise, Presiding Officer. That never happens to me. On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My voting app did not work. I would have voted no."

Votes

How George Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how George Adam has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions George Adam has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-00048

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by John Swinney on 17 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-36009

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the names of each Special Adviser, broken down by (a) responsibility and (b) pay band, and what the total cost of employing special advisers was in 2019-20."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36035

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the independent evaluation of the rapid roll-out of the Near Me video consulting service in response to COVID-19."

Answered by Jeane Freeman on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36092

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the additional £70 million allocated to the Young Person’s Guarantee will be invested in 2021-22."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36037

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by Michael Russell on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35773

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 31 March 2021."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35746

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by Michael Russell on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35500

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when care home residents will be able to see close friends and family."

Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35319

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35173

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support has been made available to children from low-income households receiving free school meals over the winter period."

Answered by Aileen Campbell on 12 February 2021

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