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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Anas Sarwar

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @AnasSarwar

Facebook: Anas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5830
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Anas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Anas is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Challenging Racial and Religious Prejudice

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Anas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Anas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Anas has had 8 previous roles

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

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Acting Convener

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Conveners Group

Member

01 November 2018 - 05 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 10 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Anas'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 Anas Sarwar. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 January 2021 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from USDAW (a Trade Union of USDAW Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LJ). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 23 January 2021.

On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from Kasim Gulzar Limited (company number SC345527), a company dealing with health activities (of Unit 3 Kennishead Avenue, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8PR). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 20 October 2017.

On 16 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Community (a Trade Union of 465c Caledonian Road, London, N7 9GX). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 17 February 2021.

On 13 November 2017 I received a donation of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 14 November 2017.

On 15 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from GMB Union (a Trade Union of 81 Linwood Road, Paisley, PA3 3BB). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 16 February 2021.

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation of £37,000 to my leadership campaign from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Lord William Haughey, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 27 November 2017.

On 8 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Rightdose Healthcare Limited (an online pharmacy of 1a Devon Place, Glasgow, G41 1RD). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 9 March 2021.

On 2 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from PG Paper Company Limited (company number SC256809), a manufacturer of paper and paperboard (of The Stables, Auchenbothie Gardens, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, PA13 4SF). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 6 October 2017.

On 17 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual) I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 18 February 2021.

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £4,000 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to staff costs from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £2691.43 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to office lease costs from United Tradeston Limited (company number SC462339), a buyer and seller of own real estate (110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On Friday 12th August 2022 I and a guest attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as guests of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ltd/Ministry of Defence (RAF) (Air Officer Scotland, 25 Learmonth Terrace, EH4 1NZ, Edinburgh). The cost of the tickets, hospitality and transport, provided by the RAF, was £773.48. [Registered 8 September 2022]

On 5 February 2022 I and a guest attended the Scotland v England rugby match at Murrayfield as guests of Scottish Rugby Union (the governing body and promoter of Scottish rugby union, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ). In addition to tickets for the match, the hospitality included food and drink. The cost of this hospitality, estimated by the SRU, was approximately £2000. [Registered 21 February 2022]

On 23 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £16,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 24 March 2021.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 4 April 2022 I am no longer a trustee of the Sarwar Foundation (a Scottish and UK registered charity that focuses on health, education, clean water and women’s empowerment projects in Pakistan and anti-poverty projects in Scotland). This was purely voluntary and I received no remuneration for this role. [Amended interest 13 September 2022, Ceased interest 13 September 2022]

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

I am a member of Community the Union.

From 8 to 12 November 2018 I travelled to Seattle, Washington, USA to attend a conference as a delegate to develop and grow professional transatlantic relationships with a focus on technology and the rise of prejudice and hate. The costs, which were met by British-American Project (a not for profit leadership network, of British-American Project UK, UK Correspondence PO Box 3682, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1PY) and includes flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality, are estimated at a value of £2,000. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test or the political activities test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Anas Sarwar 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: 2 February 2023

Local Government Funding

Anas Sarwar: "Why are the councillors whom I quoted considering budget cuts? They are considering cuts because of decisions that the Scottish Government has made—there have been £6 billion of core budget cuts since 2013-14…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Accident and Emergency (Waiting Times)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Tomorrow marks Holocaust memorial day, when we remember the 6 million Jews and other victims who lost their lives to Nazi persecution and also remember the victims of genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Social Care

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Last week, we heard directly from front-line national health service staff, who said that many of the problems that they face in acute care are because of the on-going crisis in social care…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

National Health Service

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Yesterday, Jackie Baillie and I hosted a health summit with front-line national health service staff, representatives of organisations and experts who work across our NHS…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2022

NHS Staff (Pay and Conditions)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Presiding Officer, on this last day of business, I start by wishing you and members across the chamber a very merry Christmas. In particular, we wish the Parliament staff and all of our staff all the best for the new year. Applause…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Anas Sarwar has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-01766

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01741

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

Question ref. S6F-01709

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 January 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

Question ref. S6F-01679

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 January 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6F-01657

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 December 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01632

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 December 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01604

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 December 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01552

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 November 2022

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11942

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, what steps it is taking to consider hate crimes experienced by Sikhs, Hindus and other South Asians."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 16 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11943

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-03291 by Shona Robison on 8 October 2021, what steps it has taken to address the reported shortfall in data about Islamophobic hate crimes and hate crimes against non-Muslim groups such as Sikhs and Hindus in Scotland."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 16 November 2022

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