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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 6761
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Foysol is a member of 17 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

Convener

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

Member

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

Convener

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 Migration

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 Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Volunteering

Co-Convener

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 had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 25 April 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

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: 22 February 2024

Palestine and Israel

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "Since the motion was lodged, the situation in Gaza has worsened significantly. The daily death rate in Gaza is higher than in any other major 21st century conflict…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Energy Networks (Discussions with United Kingdom Government)

2. Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding actions that can be taken to preserve energy networks following periods of bad weather. (S6O-03055)"

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Social Security (Investment)

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "A quarter of families in Scotland are now living in poverty, and urgent action is required across a range of areas to protect families from the immediate impact of the cost of living crisis and austerity…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

A9 Dualling Project

Foysol Choudhury (Lothian) (Lab): "Yes. Good morning, cabinet secretary. Following on from the question that my colleague Maurice Golden asked, at what point were Scottish ministers first aware that the completion date could potentially be missed?"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Mental Health Accident and Emergency for Children (PE2008)

Foysol Choudhury: "We should write to the Scottish Government to seek—sorry, I have lost my place."

Votes

How Foysol Choudhury has voted in Parliament

Find out how Foysol Choudhury has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Foysol Choudhury has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25207

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent to date on the legal process that began in 2022 between Transport Scotland and the developer, Ambassador Living, regarding the dispute over the use of Ferrymuir Gait to access the Forthview housing development."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25536

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to reduce waiting times for ambulances sent by NHS 24."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25552

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has carried out a weighted evaluation of any (a) environmental and (b) economic benefits of the proposed Winchburgh railway station compared with other regional railway stations that have been completed in the last five years, such as Reston, East Linton and Robroyston."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25534

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of the cost of the proposed Winchburgh train station development."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25228

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the availability of qualified stonemasons to repair and maintain traditionally built homes, in light of Edinburgh College no longer delivering a stonemasonry apprenticeship."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25240

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how often it monitors and reviews the decisions taken by NHS boards on safeguarding training for non-clinical staff who interact with patients."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03055

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding actions that can be taken to preserve energy networks following periods of bad weather."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24440

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the funding set out in the NHS Recovery Plan 2021-2026 has been allocated to improving child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in the (a) NHS Lothian and (b) West Lothian Council area."

Answered by Maree Todd on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-03043

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that pupils can interact with museums as part of their education to help address racism and the legacy of colonialism."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24439

Asked by: Choudhury, Foysol, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the funding set out in the NHS Recovery Plan 2021-2026 has been allocated to improving audiology services in the (a) NHS Lothian and (b) West Lothian Council area."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 22 January 2024

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