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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jackson Carlaw

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Eastwood (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Jackson Carlaw

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @Jackson_Carlaw

Facebook: Jackson's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6800
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Spiersbridge House
1 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
G46 8NG

Phone: 0141 465 6611
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jackson is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Brain Tumours

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jackson has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Jackson does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jackson has had 34 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

19 August 2020 - 20 May 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

14 February 2020 - 30 July 2020

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 August 2019 - 14 February 2020

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

15 November 2016 - 04 September 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

22 October 2018 - 02 May 2019

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 September 2016 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

06 June 2013 - 11 December 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

16 November 2011 - 02 May 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

03 February 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 May 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 21 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 January 2010 - 03 February 2010

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jackson'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 Jackson Carlaw 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: 13 June 2024

MSP Staff Training Budget

Jackson Carlaw (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "Following a review in 2021 of the reimbursement of members’ expenses scheme, the corporate body delegated authority to the Scottish parliamentary service learning and development team to approve up to £500 per member annually through the incidental and ancillary employment cost provision to facilitate any additional ad hoc job-specific training…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Temporary Staff (Process)

Jackson Carlaw (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "I was caught off guard, Presiding Officer. I did not think that we would get to number 8. The corporate body recognises that MSPs’ staffing requirements can fluctuate over time in response to a range of circumstances…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Pride Month

Jackson Carlaw (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "The corporate body recognises the benefits that a diverse workforce can bring and takes immense pride in the values and culture of this Parliament by providing a positive, inclusive working environment where LGBTQ+ inclusion is embedded in everything that we do. As an employer, the corporate body takes an intersectional approach to diversity and…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Injured Soldiers and Veterans (PE2032)

The Convener: "Petition PE2032, which was lodged by James Brebner, calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to improve the support that public bodies provide to injured soldiers and veterans in Scotland through the following series of actions: ensuring that there are clear patient pathways for their injuries to be treated by appropriate…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Dangerous Dogs (Breed-specific Regulations) (PE2083)

The Convener: "That brings us to item 3 on the agenda, which is consideration of new petitions…

Votes

How Jackson Carlaw has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jackson Carlaw has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Jackson Carlaw has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03526

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to Police Scotland to tackle violent crimes in local communities."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-26736

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26211 by Neil Gray on 2 April 2024, whether the total of 19 positions that have reportedly been advertised on the recruitment portal, Oriel, for August 2024, is the maximum number of radiology training places for 2024, and, if this is the case, for what reason the number of…

Answered by Neil Gray on 26 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26211

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the total number of radiology training places has been in financial year (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22, (d) 2022-23 and (e) 2023-24."

Answered by Neil Gray on 2 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26051

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can confirm whether the parents of adults with learning disabilities may be required to meet costs of around £720 to successfully renew guardianship orders."

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26054

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it offers to local authorities in relation to circumstances in which a family requests support from a local authority social care service to protect the welfare and financial interests of a loved one because they have not been able to renew a guardianship order due to any cost barriers."

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26053

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that a person is unable to meet the financial costs of renewing a guardianship order for a family member, what support is available to safeguard the welfare and financial interests of the family member."

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26050

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications were made to renew guardianship orders in financial year (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22, (d) 2022-23 and (e) 2023-24 to date; of these, how many (i) were successful, (ii) were unsuccessful and (iii) are still to be decided, and whether it can provide a breakdown of these figures in…

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26052

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) maximum, (b) minimum and (c) average cost was for a person to renew a guardianship order in the last five financial years."

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26055

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether financial support, in the form of legal aid, can be awarded to families to help meet the costs associated with the renewal of guardianship orders for parents of adult children with learning disabilities."

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25893

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the 21 recommendations set out in the Transvaginal Mesh Case Record Review by Professor Alison Britton are now fully embedded within healthcare services in Scotland."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 13 March 2024

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