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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.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is not a member of any cross-party groups

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.

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.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Early Expiry of Provisions) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/236)

Paul Sweeney: "I am sorry for the confusion. I have a concern about the potential deficiency of SSI 2021/242 in respect of consumer rights…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Asylum Seekers (Glasgow City Council)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The First Minister may be aware of reports that Glasgow City Council intends to extend the ban on asylum seekers coming to Glasgow as a result of the constraints of accommodation…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Provisional Outturn 2020-21

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Last year, the Government gave a £191 million no-strings subsidy to private bus company owners and underspent the transport budget by £343 million…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Drug-related Deaths

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Alex Cole-Hamilton is making a powerful speech about the importance of overdose prevention and the use of facilities to ensure other public health benefits such as minimising HIV transmission…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00397

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Timetable and Procedures for Consideration

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00446

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00447

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 87 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP abstained

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-00625

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on extending the concessionary travel scheme to apply to asylum seekers accommodated in Glasgow under the Home Office Dispersal Programme."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 21 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00887

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the state of its preparations for the COP26 conference."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00912

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00395 by Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021, whether it will increase the intentionally limited capacity of the Citizen Portal vaccine booking system, in light of recent Public Health Scotland data indicating that 500,000 vaccine appointments have been missed since February 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00395

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the proposed Citizen Portal system, offered by the NHS Scotland vendor ServiceNow to allow the general population to book their own COVID-19 vaccination appointments, has not been implemented."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00624

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00256 by Graeme Dey on 10 June 2021, in light of international examples of inner-city motorway deconstruction and replacement with alternative infrastructure, what engineering and urban planning options are being assessed as alternatives to the structural repair of the defective…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00794

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd is actively considering a tender for the new national flagship vessel that was recently announced by the UK Government, and which will be procured via Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), given that a design competition is to be started soon and that the contractor…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00795

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the benchmarking report on Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd that was compiled by First Marine International (FMI)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00662

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the PCR testing capacity in Glasgow has been utilised on each day since 1 May 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00257

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement (a) it has and (b) its agencies have had with (i) David Moulsdale and (ii) his company, Springburn Depot SPV Limited, (A) prior to and (B) since its purchase of the St Rollox "Caley" Railway Works site in Springburn."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00621

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is taking to save the former Sir John Maxwell School building in Pollokshaws from dereliction and potential demolition; what engagement HES has had or is having with (a) Glasgow City Council and its agency City Property LLP and (b) the Sir John Maxwell School Trust to…

Awaiting answer

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