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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

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 does not have any previous roles

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

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.

Here is the register for Paul Sweeney. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I previously worked as an Operations Manager for BAE Systems – Naval Ships (a shipbuilding company of South Street, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 0XN). I worked full time and my salary was between £30,001 and £35,000. I resigned from the company in September 2015 but I am registering this interest on the basis of the prejudice test having been met.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

From 28 July 2019 and 2 August 2019, when I was a Member of the UK Parliament, I visited Beijing and Jinan, China, to participate in the 2019 Young Leaders Roundtable and to build UK-China understanding and partnership on environment and climate change issues. The costs of the visit were £1,586.50 for international flights, £292.74 for accommodation and £215.19 for transport. The costs were met by (a) The Great Britain-China Centre (a UK Government non-departmental public body of 15 Belgrave Square, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PS) with sponsorship from Prudential Plc and China International Capital Corporation (investment banks); and (b) the All-China Youth Federation (a Chinese Government Youth Organisation of 10 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Member of Open Labour.

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a Director and Council Member of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland.

I am a member of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

I am a Member of GMB Union.

I am a Member of the Campaign for Socialism.

I am a Trustee and Director of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

I am a Member of the Fabian Society.

I am a Chair and Trustee of the Springburn Winter Gardens Trust.

I am a Trustee of Beatroute Arts.

I am a trustee of The Egyptian Halls SCIO (administered by the Scottish Civic Trust).

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: 18 May 2022

Adverse Weather Events

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank Tess White for bringing the debate to the chamber. I declare an interest as a director and trustee of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The committee has heard concerns that HIAL management places too much faith in “Air Traffic Management 2030 Strategy: Scoping Study”, which was produced by the consultant Helios, and the results of which relied significantly on emerging new technology. How do you respond to those concerns?"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Heavy Goods Vehicle Speed Limit (PE1925)

Paul Sweeney: "In closing the petition, we could perhaps advise the petitioner to maintain a correspondence with his local members of the Scottish Parliament in order to ensure that he receives a satisfactory outcome from his discussions with Transport Scotland…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Surgical Mesh and Fixation Devices (PE1865)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Thank you very much for taking part in our inquiry into the use of surgical mesh, Dr Spencer Netto. Chronic post-operative pain is clearly a substantial issue for many hernia repair patients, regardless of the type of repair that has been undertaken…

Chamber meeting date: 4 May 2022

Free Bus Travel (Asylum Seekers)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary and the Minister for Transport for having met me to discuss the issue. Does she recognise that the policy would cost less than £400,000 a year? In terms of impact versus cost, the initiative would be extremely good…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

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

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 96 for, 24 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Paul Sweeney 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-08654

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many unexplained deaths there were in Scotland in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08638

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current policy is for women over 70 to be able to access breast screening appointments; what the justification is for any decision to stop regular access to breast screening for this age group, and what consideration it will give to improving access to breast screening for this age group as part of the NHS…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08537

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered providing additional support for care homes to prevent closures as a result of the cost of living crisis."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08583

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the detailed maps of route options for the proposed Clyde Metro that have reportedly been presented as advice to ministers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08222

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific support it will provide to help people with their energy bills (a) in general and (b) for those whose residence is not in a council tax band that qualifies for the council tax rebate."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08220

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how people with no digital or internet access can use ScotRail's half-price train ticket scheme."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08437

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it will make available for NHS dentists, in light of reported concerns from the British Dental Association that many practices are likely to reduce their NHS commitment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08075

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that foster carers in Glasgow have not received a pay increase since 2009; what its position is on whether this can be considered fair pay, and, if it considers this is not the case, what steps it can take to address the matter."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08076

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will encourage Glasgow City Council to consider an uplift in foster carers allowance to bring it in line with inflation."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08074

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that foster carers across Scotland are paid the real Living Wage, and that their wage is adjusted in line with inflation."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 May 2022

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