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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sarah Boyack

Scottish Labour

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2019 - present day

Former MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for Edinburgh Central (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Sarah Boyack

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6994
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sarah does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Sarah has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Sarah has had 15 previous roles

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

11 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

05 February 2020 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 11 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 15 January 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Convener

10 June 2003 - 15 January 2007

Conveners Group

Member

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

06 March 2003 - 31 March 2003

European and External Relations Committee

Member

31 October 2002 - 31 March 2003

Audit Committee

Member

26 September 2002 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Substitute Member

29 November 2001 - 05 March 2003

European Committee

Member

07 March 2002 - 27 June 2002

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Sarah'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 Sarah Boyack. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I worked as Head of Public Affairs for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5NW, part time for the first three weeks from February 2017, then full time from March 2017. I left the post on 12 July 2019 and was returned to Parliament on 15 July 2019. On 26 July 2019, I received a final salary payment of between £1,001 and £2,000 representing the outstanding salary owed to me.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Spokes - The Lothian Cycle Campaign.

I am a member of the Edinburgh Solar COOP.

I am a member of The Cooperative Party.

I am a Vice President of the European Movement in Scotland.

I am a member of both Unison and Community Trade Unions.

I worked as a temporary and part time lecturer at Heriot Watt University teaching Planning and Environmental Studies from September 2016 until March 2017.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Sarah Boyack 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: 20 January 2022

Creative Industries (Self-employment)

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "What flexibility is in the guidance to support people to stay in our creative industries…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I want to focus on the challenge of recovery, which you have mentioned a couple of times, and the importance of enabling people to access culture, which is necessary to health and wellbeing and as part of who we are…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Fire Safety Regulations (Compliance)

7. Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether all homes are on track to comply with the new fire safety regulations by February. (S6O-00640)"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

Scottish Government’s International Work

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "It was good to read your submissions in advance of our discussion. Two core areas have come up today…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

United Kingdom Internal Market

Sarah Boyack: "I was very interested in the paper that was submitted in advance of today’s meeting, particularly where the request was made for our views as a committee…

Votes

How Sarah Boyack has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sarah Boyack 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 Sarah Boyack 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-05783

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to ensure that those with “worker” rather than “employee” status are eligible for financial support as a result of any COVID-19-related closures in the culture sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04577

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS Scotland Covid Status App is available through the Apple Store and Google Play only, and, if so, whether it will consider making it available on alternative platforms, including the NHS website."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04210

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there has reportedly been a delay in the roll-out of the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme"

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04209

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of people aged 50 and over have received their COVID-19 booster vaccine."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03313

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the European Commission regarding the creation of the Civil Society Forum required by Article 14 of the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03311

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to ensure that stakeholders in Scotland are represented on the Domestic Advisory Group and Civil Society Forum that were created as a result of the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03312

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) other devolved administrations regarding the creation of the Domestic Advisory Group required by Article 13 of the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02127

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the economic impact on communities of the closure of local historic buildings."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 24 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02126

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding it has allocated to Historic Environment Scotland to enable historic sites to be made safe for reopening to members of the public, and what the timescales are for the reopening of these sites."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02125

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on carrying out inspections of the historic sites cited as being closed as a precautionary measure by Historic Environment Scotland on 7 June 2021."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 31 August 2021

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