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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Paul Sweeney

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2021 - present day

About Paul Sweeney

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6388
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Brunswick House
51 Wilson Street
Glasgow
G1 1UZ

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Paul has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Paul does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Paul'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 Paul Sweeney. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I previously worked as an Operations Manager for BAE Systems – Naval Ships (a shipbuilding company of South Street, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 0XN). I worked full time and my salary was between £30,001 and £35,000. I resigned from the company in September 2015 but I am registering this interest on the basis of the prejudice test having been met.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

From 28 July 2019 and 2 August 2019, when I was a Member of the UK Parliament, I visited Beijing and Jinan, China, to participate in the 2019 Young Leaders Roundtable and to build UK-China understanding and partnership on environment and climate change issues. The costs of the visit were £1,586.50 for international flights, £292.74 for accommodation and £215.19 for transport. The costs were met by (a) The Great Britain-China Centre (a UK Government non-departmental public body of 15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS) with sponsorship from Prudential Plc and China International Capital Corporation (investment banks); and (b) the All-China Youth Federation (a Chinese Government Youth Organisation of 10 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Member of the Fabian Society.

I am a Member of Open Labour.

I am a Member of GMB Union.

I am a Trustee of Beatroute Arts.

I am a Trustee and Director of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

I am a Member of the Campaign for Socialism.

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Director and Council Member of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland.

I am a member of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

I am a trustee of The Egyptian Halls SCIO (administered by the Scottish Civic Trust).

I am a Chair and Trustee of the Springburn Winter Gardens Trust.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Paul Sweeney 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: 6 October 2021

Glasgow Life (Support)

2. Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will respond to the calls being made by trade unions and activist groups and allocate an additional £17 million in funding this year to support the local authority services currently managed by Glasgow Life…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Surgical Mesh and Fixation Devices (PE1865)

Paul Sweeney: "Following on from those points, I noted that the petitioner highlighted the work of surgeons at the Shouldice hospital, who are pioneering alternative treatments in natural tissue repair…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Autism Support (PE1837)

Paul Sweeney: "I thank the minister for helpfully outlining the Government’s intentions. One thing that I noted in the petition and the background reading was the reference to the independent review, which reported to ministers in December 2019…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Rape Charges and Convictions (Record of Sex) (PE1876)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I agree that an evidence-led approach is critical, and I concur with colleagues that the routes of research that have been identified and proposed are appropriate, and I support our taking those actions."

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 6 October 2021

Wind Farms (Community Shared Ownership) (PE1885)

Paul Sweeney: "I found this petition quite interesting, as it sets out an interesting interface…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Paul Sweeney 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. S6W-03727

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, within Control Period 6 of the East Kilbride Corridor Enhancement project, whether it still plans to deliver (a) double-tracking of the single-line section between East Kilbride and Busby railway stations, (b) the relocation of Hairmyres railway station to a new location approximately 600m to the west, (c) enhanced…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03695

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will allow professionals who support people seeking asylum to request proof of COVID-19 vaccination status on behalf of their clients."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03694

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how people who are seeking asylum but are without a passport or driving licence can access proof of vaccination through its COVID-19 vaccination status app, and whether improving such access will be considered a matter of priority when developing updates."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03667

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is regarding reports that access to second-day PCR testing, following arrival into the UK from abroad, is cheaper in England, and what steps it is taking to mitigate any such disparity in affordability between Scotland and England."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03557

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much each group funded under the new Equalities and Human Rights Fund for 2021-24 received, and what work each group has been funded to undertake."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03253

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the debate on motion S6M-01293 (A Net Zero Nation) on 21 September 2021, whether it will provide a substantive response to the issues raised regarding alternative engineering solutions to the reconstruction of the Woodside viaducts on the M8 in Glasgow at the reported expense of introducing new active…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03559

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the debate on motion S6M-01293 (A Net Zero Nation) on 21 September 2021, whether it will provide a substantive response to the comments raised regarding for what reason no new railway lines have been constructed in Glasgow in the last 15 years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03560

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the debate on motion S6M-01293 (A Net Zero Nation) on 21 September 2021, whether it will provide a substantive response to the comments raised regarding whether it will commit to having a fit-for-purpose industrial strategy for the development of a vertically-integrated renewable energy manufacturing…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03247

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on waiving the requirement for fully-vaccinated UK residents to take a COVID-19 PCR test on return to Scotland from international travel to amber list countries if their trip was for fewer than five days."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 5 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03457

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people who have received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully-vaccinated under its international travel and managed isolation guidance."

Awaiting answer

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