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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 18 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 China

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

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 Japan

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 Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

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 Mental Health

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Veterans

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Paul has had 6 previous roles

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

19 January 2023 - 02 May 2023

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Member

22 September 2021 - 25 April 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Labour

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: 22 May 2024

Block Grant Changes (Impact on Local Authority Funding)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I have a practical suggestion. Glasgow City Council has almost £0.5 billion in lender option borrower option—LOBO—loans, which run at rates of about 7 to 9 per cent, which is far higher than the Public Works Loan Board rate…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The national shipbuilding strategy refresh was completed in March 2022. One of the key recommendations was to enhance the competitive position of financing for shipbuilding programmes…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The national shipbuilding strategy refresh was completed in March 2022. One of the key recommendations was to enhance the competitive position of financing for shipbuilding programmes…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Adult Mental Health

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I put on record my thanks to the members and clerks of the Public Audit Committee for their work on this vital and timely report on adult mental health services…

Chamber meeting date: 21 May 2024

Football-related Disorder (Glasgow)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I was struck by the stark contrast between Arsenal’s trophy parade and celebrations after winning the premiership in England, where the club worked in conjunction with Islington Council in London, and what happened in Glasgow…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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-27834

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific consideration it has given to rights and protections for migrant workers as part of efforts to make Scotland "a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025"."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27835

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of adding a question on the extent of fair working conditions and pay to the key quality indicators assessed in social care settings by the Care Inspectorate."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27821

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the current list of Specialist Reporting Agencies to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27807

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to NHS boards to help meet demand for adult (a) autism and (b) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27809

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the current average waiting times for adult (a) autism and (b) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27808

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what interim support is available to people who are currently on long waiting lists for adult (a) autism and (b) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27614

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will urgently seek to revise the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2024, which was laid before the Parliament on 28 March 2024 and is due to come into effect on 24 May 2024, in light of reported concerns that it will lead to irreversible heritage loss in…

Answered by Ivan McKee on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27612

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has consulted local authorities on the new regulations in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2024 and the prior approval mechanism that it sets out."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27103

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people seeking asylum who are resident in Scotland, including anyone who may be impacted by the Illegal Migration Act 2023."

Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 22 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27707

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what role safer drug consumption facilities will play in its work to end new transmission of HIV in Scotland by 2030."

Answer expected on 6 June 2024

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