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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Humza Yousaf

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Pollok (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Humza Yousaf

Contact details

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The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Committees

Humza is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Humza is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Humza has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Humza does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Humza has had 2 previous roles

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

01 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

Justice Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 06 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Humza'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 Humza Yousaf. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

In February 2008 I visited the United States as part of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The United States Government met the cost of this visit, which was US $6,710.32 (£3415.55 at February 2008 exchange rates).

From 10 to 12 September 2011 I visited Barcelona to attend the National Day of Catalonia and give a presentation in the town of Riudecanyes. The costs of flights to and from Barcelona (£216.54) were met by the Provincial Council of Riudecanyes (the local authority of Riudecanyes of Town Hall Carrer Dimecres, 9 43771, Riudecanyes) and accommodation costs (£200) were met by Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (a political party in Catalonia and currently the opposition in the Catalonian Parliament of National Office of ERC Calàbria, 166 08015, Barcelona).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 13 November 2020]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Humza Yousaf 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: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Court Delays)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf): "Before I answer on the substance of the question, I pay tribute to Linda Fabiani’s interest in raising issues of domestic abuse, both in relation to the relatively new domestic abuse offence that was passed by the Parliament in 2018 and on a range of other relevant issues such as non-harassment orders. She has been a champion for the rights of…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Knife Crime (North Ayrshire)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf): "The police recorded 130 cases of offences of possessing an article with a blade or point in a public setting in North Ayrshire in 2019-20…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Miners’ Strike (Pardons)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf): "In October last year, I announced that the Scottish Government had accepted in principle the recommendation that was made by an independent review panel that, subject to suitable criteria being established, legislation should be introduced to pardon miners who were convicted for matters relating to the 1984-85 strike. I also committed to giving…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reintroduction of Local Restriction Levels)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf): "I engage with Police Scotland regularly around Covid-19 regulations. Operational policing decisions are, of course, a matter for the chief constable…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reoffending and Youth Justice in Dundee)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf): "We have had considerable success when it comes to young people in our criminal justice system. That includes, for example, a fall of 75 per cent in the number of 12 to 17-year-olds proceeded against in Scotland’s courts…

Votes

How Humza Yousaf has voted in Parliament

Find out how Humza Yousaf 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 voted against

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 voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Humza Yousaf 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. S4W-06825

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 April 2012

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have type (a) 1 and (b) 2 diabetes, broken down by Scottish official ethnicity classification."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 3 May 2012

Question ref. S4W-04640

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has come to a decision regarding the service change proposals submitted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for approval that older people’s inpatient rehabilitation beds be transferred from Lightburn Hospital to Stobhill Hospital, that day hospital and outpatient services be transferred to Glasgow…

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 19 December 2011

Question ref. S4W-02215

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging entrepreneurship and business start-up amongst people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 9 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02214

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to make public services more accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 5 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02216

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to protect and promote British Sign Language."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 5 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02043

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the implementation of specific equality duties under the Equality Act 2010."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02042

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward regulations to introduce specific equality duties under the Equality Act 2010."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02039

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that air quality in Glasgow is compliant with the EU ambient air quality directive on nitrogen dioxide (2008/50/EC) levels and whether this will be achievable in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02041

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what responsibilities and powers (a) local authorities, (b) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and (c) other statutory agencies have to ensure that air quality in Scotland meets the standards required by the EU ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) and what enforcement measures are available to…

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 18 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02038

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what areas of Scotland met the 2010 targets for nitrogen dioxide limits set out in the EU ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC); when it expects the whole of Scotland to be compliant with the directive, and what action is being taken to achieve this."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 18 August 2011

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