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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 12 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 Construction

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 Maritime and Shipbuilding

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Convener

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 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 Unite the Union.

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party.

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

I am a Member of Open Labour.

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

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

I am a Trustee of Beatroute Arts.

I am a member of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

I am a Member of the Fabian Society.

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

I am a Member of the Campaign for Socialism.

I am a Member of GMB 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: 29 September 2022

Educational Institute of Scotland (Industrial Action Ballot)

1. Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent ballot for industrial action by members of the Educational Institute of Scotland trade union. (S6O-01404)"

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank the commissioners for their helpful evidence and statements so far…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Skills Delivery Landscape

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The minister has stated that the review will not look at the performance of Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Ardeer Girls

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I share the member’s commending of Jack Dickson and everyone involved in creating this fantastic play. The point that she is making is important: class exploitation is very much still alive in our present economy…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Inflationary Pressures (United Kingdom Government Funding)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Will the Deputy First Minister agree that, in addition to the consequential fiscal transfers that are available to the Scottish Government to respond to the cost of living pressures, the introduction of new tax levies on wealth and assets such as land, and the issuing of sub-sovereign bonds to finance public sector capital investments, should be…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 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-10952

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to secure further supplies of Imvanex and Jynneos in order to be able to offer a Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine against monkeypox to those living in the Glasgow region who are considered to be at risk of exposure, currently understood to include gay and bisexual men, other men who…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10606

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm a capital finance package for the proposed Scottish Event Campus (SEC) expansion, which secured Planning Permission in Principle (PPiP) from Glasgow City Council in June 2021, and what its position is on whether its timeous construction is critical to maintaining the international…

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11117

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to prioritise resourcing local authorities to exercise their powers to create municipal bus companies under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, in light of the cost of living crisis and climate emergency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11119

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review, and consider increasing, the sum of £74 million that has been allocated to the Community Bus Fund, in light of reports that the total cost of bus franchising in Manchester alone is estimated to be £200 million."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11118

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to local authorities from the £74 million Community Bus Fund since 2021, and how much remains in the fund to be distributed by the end of the current parliamentary session."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10585

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how long the process for a family to adopt a child in Scotland should normally take."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10586

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what expectations it has of local authorities regarding the timescales associated with connecting children seeking adoption with families who have applied for adoption."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10587

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how long each step of the adoption process should take for children and families seeking adoption through adoption services."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10605

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason annual house completion rates (combining private and social housing) per 100,000 population in the Glasgow City Council area have reportedly not recovered to pre-2008 levels and continue to lag behind rates in other Scottish cities."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10415

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the operating model of Scottish Canals is fit for purpose to enable the public body to invest in the long-term future of the canal network."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 20 September 2022

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