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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 13 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 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.

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 the Fabian Society.

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

I am a Member of GMB Union.

I am a Member of Open Labour.

I am a Member of the Campaign for Socialism.

I am a Trustee of Beatroute Arts.

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

I am a Member of the Co-operative Party.

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

I am a member of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

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

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: 31 May 2023

National Health Service Dentistry

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "With the accessibility of NHS dentistry declining, oral health inequalities are widening and access to dental care, particularly for vulnerable groups such as children and young people, is crucial…

Chamber meeting date: 31 May 2023

Ferries (Impact of Construction Delays)

5. Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its cross-government co-ordination on island connectivity, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any impact of the continued delay of vessels 801 and 802 on island communities. (S6O-02296)"

Chamber meeting date: 31 May 2023

National Health Service Dentistry

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "With the accessibility of NHS dentistry declining, oral health inequalities are widening and access to dental care, particularly for vulnerable groups such as children and young people, is crucial…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2023

Orthopaedic Appointments and Surgeries

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank my colleague, the member for Dumbarton, who lodged the parliamentary question that uncovered the extent of orthopaedic waiting times in Scotland as reported in the press over the weekend…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2023

Diet and Healthy Weight Consultations

Paul Sweeney (Glasgow) (Lab): "The recent health inequalities in Scotland report cited a 24-year gap in the time spent in good health between people living in the most and least deprived 10 per cent areas…

Votes

How Paul Sweeney has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul Sweeney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-09213.3

Let's Talk Education – The National Discussion

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Result 29 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 10 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-09191

Hospital at Home Programme in Scotland

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Supported by: Jenni Minto, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-09191.2

Hospital at Home Programme in Scotland

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Result 47 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-09191.1

Hospital at Home Programme in Scotland

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Result 17 for, 94 against, 3 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-09126.3

Ending Violence in Scottish Schools

Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Natalie Don
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Result 93 for, 18 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP not voted

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-17983

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) developments in Scotland make any contribution to public revenues through (a) council tax and (b) non-domestic rates."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 31 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-17995

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether (a) retaining Glasgow Prestwick Airport in public ownership and control under Prestwick Aviation Holdings Limited is (i) in the public interest and (ii) the best way to realise the long-term economic and industrial development potential of the site and (b) the site is strategically…

Answered by Neil Gray on 30 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-17996

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what discussions it has had with the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) management team regarding financing for its proposed expansion, which secured planning permission in principle from Glasgow City Council in June 2021, and what its position is on whether the proposed investment in…

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 30 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-17993

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17458 by Kevin Stewart on 9 May 2023, what its position is on whether the extension of the current operating hours of the Glasgow Subway is an opportunity to improve public transport services in the city, and whether it is a consideration in the planning of the wider Clyde Metro…

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-17876

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17169 by Neil Gray on 4 May 2023, whether it will engage directly with Liberty Steel on the potential development of an Electric Arc Furnace at (a) Dalzell and (b) Clydebridge steel works as the basis for a strategic, national, green steel-making capability."

Answered by Neil Gray on 25 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-17997

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Glasgow City Council and (b) Glasgow Life regarding the long-term future of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 25 May 2023

Question ref. S6O-02296

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its cross-government co-ordination on island connectivity, what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any impact of the continued delay of vessels 801 and 802 on island communities."

Taken in the Chamber on 31 May 2023

Question ref. S6W-18177

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17557 by Maree Todd on 15 May 2023, when its programme of stakeholder engagement (a) began and (b) ended, and what stakeholders it met with as part of that engagement."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-18175

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund it has received, since the additional funding of £15 million was allocated in April 2023 to date, and how many of any such applications have been successful."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-17877

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17210 by Angela Constance on 4 May 2023, and in light of the fourth National Planning Framework, whether it will encourage the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to consider marketing the air rights above the car park to the south of Glasgow Sheriff Court, which would…

Answer expected on 5 June 2023

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