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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

X (previously known as 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 4 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 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.

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. The submissions from Blue Cross and the SSPCA discuss the use of the terms “reasonable” and “unreasonable” in relation to landlords’ consent to a tenant request for a pet…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Amendment Order 2024 [Draft]

Pam Gosal: "Good morning, minister and officials. Minister, you have mentioned throughout this conversation that you have been working with and listening to stakeholders and that you have consulted the ASSC…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Poverty (Black and Ethnic Minority Households)

7. Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle poverty in black and minority ethnic households. (S6O-03611)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Housing Emergency

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "Before I ask my question, I welcome Colin McInnes from Homeless Project Scotland, who is in the Scottish Parliament today. I thank him for all the work that is done by Homeless Project Scotland to help people in need…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Provisional Outturn 2023-24

Pam Gosal (West Scotland) (Con): "The underspend in finance and economy comes on the back of the recent 8.3 per cent real-terms cut to the economy portfolio in the Scottish Government’s budget, at the very time when Scotland is in urgent need of policies to stimulate economic growth…

Votes

How Pam Gosal has voted in Parliament

Find out how Pam Gosal has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-28418

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to align its fair funding principles with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) definition of fair funding, which is defined as "a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and accessible approach to funding"."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 18 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28629

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide any additional funding through the Ukraine Longer Term Resettlement Fund."

Answer expected on 14 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28628

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many displaced people from Ukraine are currently residing in temporary welcome accommodation."

Answer expected on 14 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28627

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is it taking to help displaced people from Ukraine to enter the private rented sector."

Answer expected on 14 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28340

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to implement an SME home builder impact assessment across the policy areas that support all-tenure housing delivery."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 11 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28296

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to require all of its directorates to make the delivery of homes of all tenures across Scotland the top national infrastructure priority, in order to increase overall supply and improve affordability."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28298

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to (a) review any relevant regulatory timelines for the next five years and (b) publish associated deliverable route maps, in accordance with the principles of its Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, in order to ensure that Scotland is an attractive location for investment."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28299

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide clarity for investors by publishing, by the end of 2024, any proposed exemptions to the rent controls contained in the Housing (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28292

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is offering to social landlords to maintain their wider remit investment in homelessness prevention services."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28343

Asked by: Gosal, Pam, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to extend funding for the Homelessness Prevention Fund, administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 10 July 2024

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