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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jackson Carlaw

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Eastwood (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Jackson Carlaw

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @Jackson_Carlaw

Facebook: Jackson's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6800
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Spiersbridge House
1 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
G46 8NG

Phone: 0141 465 6611
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jackson is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jackson has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Jackson does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jackson has had 20 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

19 August 2020 - 20 May 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

15 November 2016 - 04 September 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

29 September 2016 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

06 June 2013 - 11 December 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

16 November 2011 - 02 May 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

03 February 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 May 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

27 January 2010 - 03 February 2010

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jackson'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 Jackson Carlaw. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr Alan Massie, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020.

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Peak Scientific (Company number SC175368), a manufacturer of electric motors, generators and transformers (of Inchinnan Bus Park, Renfrew, PA4 9RE). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020.

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr James Stewart, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020.

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200.

From 4 July to 8 July 2022 I visited Munich and Berlin, Germany, as part of a cross-Party delegation from the Scottish Parliament, meeting Parliamentarians, public officials and business representatives, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1460 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 3 August 2022]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 26 August 2022, my wife and I were guests of Air Vice Marshall Ross Thomson and the RAF (Royal Air Force, 25 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 1NZ) at a performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The estimated value of the hospitality received was £773. [Registered 20 September 2022]

From 8 to 10 April 2018 I visited the European Parliament in Brussels. During this visit I met with MEPs, members of UKREP and others in connection with the ongoing Brexit negotiations and other matters of interest. Contributory support towards costs arising from travel, accommodation and hospitality in respect of this visit were made by the ECR (European Conservative and Reformists) within the European Parliament to a value of £500.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jackson Carlaw 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.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Onshore Wind Farms (Planning Decisions) (PE1864)

The Convener: "The first continued petition is PE1864, lodged by Aileen Jackson on behalf of Scotland Against Spin, which calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to increase the ability of communities to influence planning decisions for onshore wind farms by adopting English planning legislation for the determination of onshore wind farm…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Swimming Lessons (PE1891)

The Convener: "For the record, I should say that we are joined by two of our parliamentary colleagues—Foysol Choudhury and Rhoda Grant, who has so missed us that she is joining us in relation to three petitions, two of which we will consider jointly…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Upland Falconry (PE1859)

The Convener: "Our next petition, PE1859, was lodged by Barry Blyther, who is in the public gallery this morning…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

Sex Education in Schools (PE1918)

The Convener: "PE1918, which was lodged by Kate Freedman, calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform sex education by updating guidance on implementing clear teaching rules that focus on topics such as menstruation and related illnesses; puberty; LGBT sex, including asexuality; fertility; pornography; and any other things that are…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 January 2023

A832 (Adoption as Trunk Road) (PE1980)

The Convener: "Item 2 is consideration of new petitions. As always, I say to anyone who is following our proceedings and has lodged a petition that we are considering that a considerable amount of work is done in advance of the consideration of petitions…

Votes

How Jackson Carlaw has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jackson Carlaw has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Jackson Carlaw has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-13790

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the reporting mechanisms put in place by local authorities for members of the public to complain about potholes and other damage to roads, and whether it will consider introducing a national standard whereby all local authority areas adopt the same methods for the reporting of road defects."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13819

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the implementation of the European Union’s Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD), including Article 6 on produce design requirements and tethered caps; whether it plans to adopt the SUPD in full or in part, and in the event that it does, whether its approach to implementation will include…

Answered by Lorna Slater on 20 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13122

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will urgently consider revisiting its reported decision to reduce the total finance made available to GP practices through the sustainability payment in 2022-23, and increase the funding from £10 million back to the originally announced £15 million, in light of recently announced UK Government…

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13123

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to GP practices in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde through the sustainability payment in financial year (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13125

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to reduce the revised budget of £10 million for sustainability payments for GP surgeries."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13124

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding payments to GP surgeries through the sustainability fund, what the (a) average, (b) highest and (c) lowest payment was in the (i) 2021-22 and (ii) 2022-23 financial year."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12766

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to introducing a statutory instrument in the Scottish Parliament that would seek to amend the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022, with a view to extending the deadline from 1 April 2023 for existing hosts to apply for a licence under the…

Answered by Shona Robison on 13 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12694

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the proposed Clyde Metro transport system, whether there could be scope for including areas in the Glasgow City region more than 15 kilometres from the city centre, in particular if that location has poor public transport links."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12693

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what basis was used to determine that "up to around 15 kilometres" from Glasgow city centre should be the area to be considered for the Clyde Metro transport system."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12692

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made in developing a (a) business case and (b) delivery plan for the proposed Clyde Metro."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 December 2022

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