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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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George Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Paisley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About George Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5869
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Anchor One, Unit 14
7 Thread Street
Paisley
PA1 1JR

Phone: 0141 889 5032
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

George is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

George is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

George has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Minister for Parliamentary Business

Scottish Government

Party Roles

George does not have any party roles

Previous roles

George has had 18 previous roles

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

13 December 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

06 October 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 06 October 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 13 March 2019

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 13 December 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

26 October 2017 - 06 September 2018

Justice Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 26 October 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

16 May 2013 - 05 November 2015

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 16 May 2013

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

21 March 2012 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

George'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 George Adam. The date of their initial statement was 02 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

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am patron of the Scottish Disability Equality Forum.

I am a member of Pro-Life Fitness Paisley.

I am a member of the Paisley Burgh Branch of the SNP.

I am a member of the 1820 Society.

I am a member of the MS Society of Scotland.

I am Chair of the St Mirren Independent Supporters’ Association.

I am Honorary President of Paisley Pirates.

I am a member of Unite (T and G Section).

Recent Activity

What was said

What George Adam 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: 24 May 2022

Business Motion

The Minister for Parliamentary Business (George Adam): "We have discussed this matter a number of times recently. On this occasion, I refer Mr Kerr and other members in the chamber to my intervention during the discussion that we had on the matter on 18 May…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Parliamentary Questions (Timescale for Responses)

The Minister for Parliamentary Business (George Adam): "The Scottish Government is committed to answering all parliamentary questions as quickly as possible and within the deadlines agreed with the Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Business Motions

The Minister for Parliamentary Business (George Adam): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. Dearie me. It is my intention to stick to the facts of the matter at hand and not to the flawed interpretation from some people in the room…

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Scottish Local Government Elections (Candidacy Rights of Foreign Nationals) Bill: Stage 2

George Adam (Minister for Parliamentary Business): "Thank you, convener. If you will indulge me, I will make a brief statement on the bill. As members will recall, it is a limited, single-purpose bill…

Chamber meeting date: 27 April 2022

Covid-19 (Recovery Strategy) (Lateral Flow Test Provision)

5. George Adam: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any potential impact on its Covid recovery strategy of its decision to end the universal provision of lateral flow tests. (S6O-00994)"

Votes

How George Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how George Adam 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 for

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 against

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions George Adam 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-00048

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 17 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-36009

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the names of each Special Adviser, broken down by (a) responsibility and (b) pay band, and what the total cost of employing special advisers was in 2019-20."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36035

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the independent evaluation of the rapid roll-out of the Near Me video consulting service in response to COVID-19."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36092

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the additional £70 million allocated to the Young Person’s Guarantee will be invested in 2021-22."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36037

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35773

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 31 March 2021."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35746

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35500

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when care home residents will be able to see close friends and family."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35319

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35173

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support has been made available to children from low-income households receiving free school meals over the winter period."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 12 February 2021

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