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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Pam Gosal

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Pam Gosal

Contact details

Contact online

Website: pamgosal.org.uk

Twitter: @PamGosalMSP

Facebook: Pam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5950
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Suite F
Exchange House Business Centre
50 Drymen Road
Bearsden
G62 2RH

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Pam is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Challenging Racial and Religious Prejudice

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dyslexia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Pam does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Pam has 3 party roles

Deputy Chairwoman

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Pam has had 5 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Further Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Youth Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Training

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Pam'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 Pam Gosal. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 7 October to 13 October 2023 I visited Delhi, India, as part of a delegation of the Cross Party Group on India. The purpose of the visit was to engage with FinTech and Culture organisations and senior politicians within the Indian government. The total costs of the visit, including flights, hotel accommodation, food, and transport, amounted to £2,402.16 and were paid by Amit Shah, Director of Flight Path Travel (a tour and travel agency which sells, flights, hotels and tour packages; Office No. 1, Jubilee Business Centre, 211 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8AQ). [Registered 3 November 2023]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own 33.3% of a house in Glasgow with a market value of between £700,001 and £800,00. I receive no rental income for this property. [Amended interest 11 January 2024]

Interest in shares

I own 50% of the issued share capital in APCL Trading Ltd, a company concerned with the letting and operating of own or leased real estate. These are ordinary shares with a market value of approximately £700,000. The company lets solely commercial property and I receive no remuneration from it. [Amended interest 11 January 2024, Amended interest 25 January 2024]

I own 50% of the issued share capital in Strathblane Developments Ltd, a company concerned with the letting and operating of own or leased real estate. These are ordinary shares with a market value of approximately £162,500. The company lets solely commercial property and I receive no remuneration from it. [Amended interest 11 January 2024, Amended interest 25 January 2024]

I own 33.3% of issued share capital in PCMG Ltd, a company concerned with the letting and operating of owner leased real estate. These are ordinary shares with a market value of approximately £240,000. The company lets solely commercial property and I receive no remuneration from it. [Registered 11 January 2024, Amended interest 25 January 2024]

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Pam Gosal 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: 22 February 2024

Addressing Depopulation Action Plan

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "Housing is mentioned 114 times in the depopulation action plan, yet Homes for Scotland was not consulted on the plan, nor even made aware of it, despite being an adviser on housing to 2040…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Inward Migration (Rest of the UK)

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "Any understanding of the Laffer curve seems to escape members on the Scottish National Party front benches. Rather than increasing the number of taxpayers, the SNP seems hellbent on sending them away in what has been termed the “tartan exodus”…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

National Health Service Waiting Times (Children, Adolescents and Young Adults)

2. Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling NHS waiting times for conditions affecting children, adolescents and young adults. (S6O-03095)"

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Business Confidence and Promotion of Entrepreneurship

1. Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will take in the next financial year to boost the confidence of those operating in the business sector and to promote entrepreneurship…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "The concept of the single building assessment is central to the bill, but witnesses have told us each week that there is a lack of specification and guidance about those SBAs and that we do not know what they will look like, what the specifications will be or what standards buildings will be assessed to. Indeed, Phil Diamond from Diamond and…

Votes

How Pam Gosal has voted in Parliament

Find out how Pam Gosal has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Pam Gosal has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-24936

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support schools to use the correct digital infrastructure and technologies."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25608

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that its guidance document, Supporting Transgender Pupils In Schools, accurately reflects the revised Equality and Human Rights Commission document, Technical guidance for schools in Scotland."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25610

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to reviewing its guidance document, Supporting Transgender Pupils In Schools, in light of the publication of the full Cass Review."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25609

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the credibility, transferability and reliability of the statistics used to inform its guidance document, Supporting Transgender Pupils In Schools."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25104

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to reduce the average processing times for power of attorney applications."

Answered by Angela Constance on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25105

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that the Office of the Public Guardian is sufficiently supported to perform its public duties."

Answered by Angela Constance on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24923

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what measures it is taking to improve the take-up of languages in education."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25191

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is sufficiently equipped to respond to any hazards arising from battery storage facilities."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25189

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service regarding any risks associated with an increasing number of battery storage facilities."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25190

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to equip and support the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to better respond to any hazards arising from battery storage facilities."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 February 2024

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