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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

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 GMB Union.

I am a Member of Open Labour.

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

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 Director and Council Member of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland.

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.

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: 26 January 2022

Green Ports (Green Recovery)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "In light of the green ports project, what key industrial capabilities will be developed to ensure that we build up a wind turbine manufacturing base in Scotland?"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Body Cameras (National Health Service) (PE1877)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I noted the petitioner’s requests and the feedback that we received…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Secondary School Uniforms (PE1914)

Paul Sweeney: "I think—possibly because of my ex-Army background—that school uniform is a fine thing and it builds school identity. I will not rehearse all the arguments about it, because I think that they have been had before…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Self-employed People in Travel Industry (Financial Support) (PE1889)

Paul Sweeney: "I share the petitioner’s concerns, having had dealings personally with Barrhead Travel in my region, which is one of the largest travel agents in the UK…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Swimming Lessons (PE1891)

Paul Sweeney: "I congratulate Mr Choudhury for making such an elegant case on behalf of his constituent, the petitioner, and I thank him for coming to the committee. I agree with the points that he raised and with Mr Torrance’s comments…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05636

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what role it has in administering the UK Government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme in Scotland, and what (a) discussions it has had with the UK Government and (b) action it can take regarding reports that changes may be made to the access of scheme holders in Scotland to the 25% of their closing balance bonus payment."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05619

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the justification is for its guidance setting out a COVID-19 14-day self-isolation period for care home residents, and whether there are plans to change this guidance to specify a shorter period, similar to changes to guidance on self-isolation for the wider public."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05741

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what documentation can be used by asylum seekers under the age of 22 to make an application under the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme if they do not have the documentation required for a Young Scot card."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05760

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding estimates of the number of people in the Glasgow region who have been affected by an underpayment of benefits after transitioning from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05683

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will assess the installation of soundproofing barriers along motorways located in urban areas (a) in general and (b) along the M8 between junctions 8 and 25, and what its position is on the reported proposal from Glasgow City Council to introduce a cap over the section of the M8 situated in a lowered…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05238

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it can take to support taxi operators and increase the availability of drivers and taxis in Glasgow."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05013

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support public hire drivers in the taxi industry, and what action it is taking with local authorities to distinguish the nature and needs of private hire and public hire taxis in the sector."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05239

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider providing grants to support taxi drivers to upgrade their cars to sustainable, low-emissions vehicles."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04554

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making to resolve the COVID-19 vaccine passport access issues for people who received each vaccination in different countries."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05050

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve the inclusivity of public health communication, in light of the challenges experienced by asylum seekers and refugees in understanding such advice during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 December 2021

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