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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 local office

Phone: 0131 348 6896
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Foysol is a member of 20 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Bangladesh

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Volunteering

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

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.

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: 29 September 2022

Concessionary Travel (Budget)

2. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of its announced £37.6 million reduction in the budget for concessionary travel. (S6O-01397)"

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Excellence in Scottish Education

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "I will start by offering my congratulations to the young people who passed their exams this summer. Their years in education have been more disrupted than any in living memory, and they can be proud—rightly—of their achievements…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "Good morning, panel. I will put Dr Hosie in the spotlight again. The committee has heard again and again, particularly when discussing equalities matters, that there is not enough data or that data is not collected…

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "First, I express my condolences to the royal family on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She will be greatly missed. I had the honour of meeting the Queen when I was a kid, when my sister and my cousin presented flowers to Her Majesty…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Institutional Racism in Sport

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "I thank Kaukab Stewart for bringing this very important matter to the chamber. Here we go again. Another investigation, another organisation found to be institutionally racist, and a long list of actions to be taken…

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury 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 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-11193

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the inter-community violence in Leicester in September 2022, whether its upcoming hate crime strategy will be alert to any potential use of social media in transmitting hatred across borders."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11248

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for cataract operations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11251

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that those responsible for the practice of unlawful organ and tissue retention at Scottish hospitals between 1970 and 2000 are held legally accountable."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11250

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered launching a public inquiry into the practice of unlawful organ and tissue retention at Scottish hospitals between 1970 and 2000."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11249

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to facilitate the reunion of families affected by the practice of unlawful organ and tissue retention at Scottish hospitals between 1970 and 2000 with their loved ones’ remains."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10227

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider running a public health campaign to provide anyone at risk of infection from the monkeypox virus with accurate information and advice."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10219

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of whether the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 has changed social attitudes towards breastfeeding."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10132

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08620 by Jenny Gilruth on 6 June 2022, whether it will provide an update on when it anticipates that it will be able to review the data and analysis from the UK Department for Transport e-scooters trial programme in England."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 25 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09558

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the role of social work does not become that of crisis response alone."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 29 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09462

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being made available for children from economically and socially deprived communities over the summer holiday period."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 July 2022

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