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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 local office

Brunswick House
51 Wilson Street
Glasgow
G1 1UZ

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is a member of 18 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 Beer and Pubs

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

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 Mental Health

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Veterans

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Paul has had 6 previous roles

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

19 January 2023 - 02 May 2023

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Member

22 September 2021 - 25 April 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Labour

17 June 2021 - 19 January 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 19 January 2023

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

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).

From 15-25 May 2023 I visited New Dehli, Agra, and Ladakh in India to participate in the Generation Next Democracy Network Programme as part of the country’s G20 celebrations. This programme for an international delegation of 38 delegates included tours and introductions to important democratic institutions in India, meetings with elected officials and cultural experiences. The purpose was to educate those nominated by Consulates in their home countries about India’s democratic structures and culture. The costs of the visit were £989 for international flights, £1,613 for accommodation, £558 for domestic flights, and £200 for hospitality. The costs were met by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) (An agency of the Indian Government, at Azad Bhawan Rd, IP Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110002). The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India involved in India's global cultural relations through cultural exchange with other countries. [Registered 23 June 2023, Amended interest 18 August 2023]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Member of the Campaign for Socialism.

I am a Member of Open Labour.

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a Member of the Open Labour Executive Committee. [Registered 23 October 2023]

I am a member of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Trustee of Beatroute Arts.

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

I am a trustee of the Courtyard Pantry Enterprise (SC051688). [Registered 26 October 2023]

I am a Member of GMB Union.

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party's National Executive Committee. [Registered 23 October 2023]

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

I am a Member of the Fabian Society.

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

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: 13 June 2024

Ferries (Consultants)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Would the cabinet secretary agree to allow a briefing—a private briefing, if necessary—to be provided by First Marine International on the benchmarking study that it carried out on the Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd shipyard and the investment that it would need to make it sufficiently competitive?"

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

European Structural and Investment Funds

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "If I heard the cabinet secretary correctly, there is a float available for allocation, potentially by the end of this month, of €136.4 million; that leaves 18 days to maximise the allocation…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Road Infrastructure

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "When I was first elected to Parliament in 2017, I met Vince Cable…

Chamber meeting date: 4 June 2024

Health and Social Care

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I am pleased to close this debate for Labour, because this was the party that led the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 through Parliament and brought the service into being on 5 July, 76 years ago next month…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 4 June 2024

National Health Service Waiting Times

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Thank you to the witnesses for their contributions so far…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Paul Sweeney has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-28146

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the East Kilbride line will have an all-day, four-train-per-hour "turn up and go" timetabled service."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28147

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it can do to extend the scope of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 to cover all public procurement of goods and services."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28148

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a national licensing provision to allow pubs to trade until 1.00 am during EURO 2024 fixtures, as has been done in England."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27876

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when East Kilbride will have an all-day, four-train-per-hour "turn up and go" assisted travel service."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27952

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has modelled the potential impact on public revenue in Scotland of reducing the VAT registration threshold to £30,000, which would be the same level as projected for 2027 under Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment, from the current £90,000 threshold."

Answered by Shona Robison on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27835

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of adding a question on the extent of fair working conditions and pay to the key quality indicators assessed in social care settings by the Care Inspectorate."

Answered by Maree Todd on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28081

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Transport Scotland being cited as a co-lead for a number of actions in the Glasgow City Centre District Regeneration Framework for Cowcaddens, published in November 2022, what Transport Scotland is doing to support work to (a) "undertake an accessibility audit of streets leading up to the M8, ensuring…

Answer expected on 24 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28099

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the oil and gas sector supply chain employment levels have been in Scotland in each of the last 10 years."

Answer expected on 24 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27808

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what interim support is available to people who are currently on long waiting lists for adult (a) autism and (b) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments."

Answered by Maree Todd on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27807

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to NHS boards to help meet demand for adult (a) autism and (b) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments."

Answered by Maree Todd on 10 June 2024

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