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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Paul Sweeney

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2021 - present day

About Paul Sweeney

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6388
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Brunswick House
51 Wilson Street
Glasgow
G1 1UZ

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is a member of 12 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 Beer and Pubs

Deputy Convener

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Paul has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Paul has had 2 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 19 January 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 19 January 2023

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Paul'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 Paul Sweeney 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 January 2023

Asylum (Placement of Unaccompanied Children)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The First Minister may recall that, before Christmas, I put to her a question regarding councils placing unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum in hotels…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Trainee Doctor Workforce (Update)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for sharing those details on trainee doctors in Scotland, but he will know that Australia and New Zealand are carrying out extensive marketing and recruitment campaigns that are targeted at trainee doctors who work in Scotland’s national health service. That is exacerbated by a lack of available specialist…

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2023

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app was not working. I would have voted yes."

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Interests

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Thank you, convener, for your kind welcome. Inaudible."

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Ferry Contracts

4. Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what economic analysis it considered prior to awarding ferry contracts reportedly worth £115 million to a shipyard in Turkey. (S6O-01791)"

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07666

Suspension of Standing Orders

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07614.2

Delivering the Homes Scotland Needs

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 21 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07613.2

Homeless Emergency

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 101 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Paul Sweeney has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14065

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to co-ordinate a whole-government approach to tackling health inequalities, as referred to by the recent Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report, Tackling health inequalities in Scotland, and The Health Foundation report, The state of health and health inequalities in Scotland."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14066

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase male participation rates in higher education, in light of reports that poorer health outcomes for men are compounded by reduced earnings potential."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 26 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14222

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to generate a green steelmaking capability in Scotland with electric arc furnaces using (a) scrap steel or (b) direct reduced iron (DRI) as the main feed materials."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14212

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) how it works with Capital Credit Union to promote any benefits of credit union membership to (a) SPCB and (b) MSP staff."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13623

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider allowing members of the public to request to have a loved one's 100th birthday recognised through a greetings card sent on behalf of the Scottish Parliament in situations where the recipient's contribution to Scottish public life is considered significant."

Answered by Christine Grahame on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13622

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider sending greetings cards on behalf of the Scottish Parliament to residents of Scotland who are due to celebrate their 100th birthday."

Answered by Christine Grahame on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13884

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to support Tayside Mental Health Services with staff support and retention, in light of the suggestion in the final report of the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside's Mental Health Services, that workers need resource, support and leadership."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-00261

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour,

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the bursary for student paramedics will be in place before the start of the next academic year in September."

Answered by on

Question ref. S6W-08238

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour,

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether it plans to provide Care and Repair with further funding, in addition to the £500,000 previously committed, to support older and vulnerable people to upgrade their fire alarms in line with new regulations, in light of reports that some people contacting Care and…

Answered by on

Question ref. S6W-08228

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour,

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to increase awareness of the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme, in light of the cost of living crisis."

Answered by on

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