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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Foysol Choudhury

Scottish Labour

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2021 - present day

About Foysol Choudhury

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6761
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Phone: 0131 348 6896
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Foysol is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Foysol does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Foysol has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Foysol does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Foysol'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 Foysol Choudhury. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests?

Interest in shares

I own 100% of the issued share capital of West Preston Street Ltd, a licensed restaurant, with a market value of £15,000.

I own 11,000 ordinary shares in Universal Koba Corporation Ltd, a licensed restaurant, representing 10% of the issued share capital, with a market value of £11,000.

Voluntary

I am a member of UNITE the Union.

I am Co. Chair of Edinburgh and Lothian Equality Council.

I am Chairperson of Bangladeshi Samity Edinburgh.

I am a Board Member of Edinburgh Mela.

I am the General Secretary of the Council of Bangladeshis in Scotland.

I am General Secretary of the Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurants UK Limited.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Foysol Choudhury 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: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "On a point of order. I had connection issues as well. I would have voted yes."

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "What percentage of BME families with children are claiming the new Scottish child payment? I can see that Satwat Rehman is shaking her head."

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Underemployment

1. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported increase in underemployment. (S6O-00243)"

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Scotland in the World

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "I support the amendment in Alex Rowley’s name. There can be no doubt that Scotland has a proud record to look back on…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Afghan Refugees

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The cabinet secretary will know that hundreds of thousands of Afghans are fleeing from persecution and more than two decades of war. Scotland must play its part in helping to resettle them…

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01769

Global Ambitions for COP26

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, October 25, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Patrick Harvie, Fiona Hyslop, Màiri McAllan, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Result 91 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01769.3

Global Ambitions for COP26

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Result 12 for, 85 against, 22 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01769.4

Global Ambitions for COP26

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Result 32 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01761.2

A Person Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, October 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Result 29 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01761.3

A Person Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, October 25, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Result 49 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Foysol Choudhury 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-03941

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure the safety of club-goers, in light of reports of people being spiked by injection in nightclubs."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03853

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to join the National Pancreatic Cancer Audit."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03854

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address the reported survivability bias in the Cancer Patient Experience Survey to ensure that the experiences of patients with a less survivable cancer are captured."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03425

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people who do not have internet access can easily arrange their (a) flu and (b) COVID-19 booster vaccination."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02904

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to raise awareness of leukaemia and its symptoms among (a) the public and (b) health professionals."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03020

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what immediate steps it is taking to improve waiting times in NHS Lothian, in light of reports of waits of over 15 hours for ambulance transport from St John’s Hospital in Livingston for specialist hospital treatment in Edinburgh."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03424

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people can easily rearrange their flu vaccination appointments and that these take place locally."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03783

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that customers at hospitality businesses such as cafés, bars and restaurants are using the Check in Scotland and Test and Protect systems, in order to tackle the spread of COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02855

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will increase spending to ensure that the NHS can (a) provide adequate support to staff in relation to mental health issues, (b) ensure staff safety in hospitals and (c) overcome any low staffing issues."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 5 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02669

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, and whether it will publish any such assessment."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 28 September 2021

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