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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

Foysol is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

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 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.

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

Voluntary

I am a Board Member of Edinburgh Mela.

I am Chairperson of Bangladeshi Samity Edinburgh.

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

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

I am a member of UNITE the Union.

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

I am a member of the Co-operative Party. [Registered 15 December 2021]

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: 26 May 2022

Social Security Benefits

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "The motion that is before us is, frankly, disappointing…

Chamber meeting date: 25 May 2022

Covid-19 (Evictions)

2. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of people facing eviction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (S6O-01127)"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 19 May 2022

Low Income and Debt Inquiry

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "Good morning. I have a small question. We know that sheriffs are making up for lost time because of the pandemic. When will the tidal wave of evictions hit? Do we have any estimate of how many families will be affected by that?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Invasive Species

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "What measures are available to the Scottish Government to ensure that invasive species are not being brought into Scotland through international arrivals at airports?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Decision Time

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have abstained as well."

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 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-08674

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05590 by Clare Haughey on 28 January 2022, what its position is on the issue of historical forced adoption in light of the responses received to its questionnaire that has now closed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08620

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what preparations it has made for the use of e-scooters on public roads in Scotland, and whether legislation will be required in order to regulate this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08619

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Department for Transport regarding the legalisation and regulation of the use of e-scooters in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08595

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to measure the success of its Super Sponsor scheme for Ukrainian refugees."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08253

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Department for International Trade regarding any investor-state dispute settlements in relation to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that may impact on Scotland."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 13 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08254

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Department for (a) International Trade and (b) Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding any impact on Scotland of the reported exclusion of investment protection for fossil fuel investments in the Energy Charter Treaty."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 13 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08252

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide patient support packages to people on waiting lists for orthopaedic surgery."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08080

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider establishing a national student homelessness duty as part of its planned student accommodation strategy."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08250

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking, beyond the NHS Recovery Plan, to specifically address waiting times for orthopaedic surgery."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08154

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to ensure that women are able to remove contraceptive implants and devices, such as Essure, through the NHS when they wish to do so."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 6 May 2022

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