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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 15 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 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 Migration

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

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: 6 December 2023

Prison Inmates (Vocational Skills Provision)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The Dick Stewart Service is a tremendous organisation in Dennistoun that provides a halfway place between prison and general society for men who are due to be released from prisons across the central belt…

Chamber meeting date: 30 November 2023

Illegal Migration Act 2023 (Mitigation)

1. Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to mitigate any impact of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 on the provision of support for refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people living in Scotland. (S6O-02814)"

Chamber meeting date: 29 November 2023

Mental Health Directorate (Impact of Spending)

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The member for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley mentioned an increase in funding for the directorate, but that does not reflect the reality on the ground. Last week, the Scottish Government confirmed an in-year cut of £30 million to mental health funding…

Chamber meeting date: 28 November 2023

Female Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "Sandesh Gulhane made an excellent point about the national hockey facility, which, of course, is less than a decade old and was meant to be part of the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth games…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 28 November 2023

Healthcare in Remote and Rural Areas

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank the witnesses for their contributions so far. I want to pick up on the issue of service levels…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-11546

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 4, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 63 for, 56 against, 1 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-11546.1

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 1 for, 119 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.2

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 56 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.3

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 25 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.4

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 31 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted against

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-23609

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will instruct Transport Scotland to request that its trunk road contactor, Amey, renews the feature LED parapet lighting installations on the Carnoustie Street, West Street and Eglinton Street flyovers on the M74 motorway in Glasgow."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23640

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing an updated English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) Strategy for Scotland."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23630

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how the in-year profiling of spend, outlined in the letter from the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance to the Finance and Public Administration Committee on 21 November 2023, will impact levels of delayed discharge across the NHS, particularly in mental health specialties."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23629

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the Mental health quality indicator profile, published last week by Public Health Scotland, which states that there were 111,130 delayed discharge bed days occupied in mental health specialties in 2022-23, compared with 98,716 bed days in 2021-22."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23641

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the revised English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) Strategy for Scotland in 2015."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23632

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work on the National Digital Platform for Scotland, including when patients in Scotland will (a) have digital access to their medical records and (b) be able to digitally book appointments."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23639

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve access to English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23631

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on developing the National Digital Platform for Scotland since 2018, broken down by financial year."

Answer expected on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23566

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the in-year budget reprofiling of spend under the Mental Health Recovery and Renewal Fund and the Mental Health Transformation Fund will impact any resources earmarked for the delivery of the (a) Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and its (i) workforce plan and (ii) delivery plan, (b) Suicide Prevention…

Answer expected on 19 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23567

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to appoint the membership of its Mental Health and Wellbeing Leadership Board."

Answer expected on 19 December 2023

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