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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sandra White

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Sandra White

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @SandraWhiteSNP

Facebook: Sandra's facebook

Committees

Sandra is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Sandra is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sandra has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Sandra does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sandra has had 35 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Social Security Committee

Member

24 June 2009 - 16 June 2016

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

21 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

04 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 04 December 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Justice Committee

Member

31 October 2013 - 18 February 2014

City of Edinburgh Council Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

18 September 2013 - 31 October 2013

City of Edinburgh Council Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund Bill Committee

Member

04 September 2012 - 10 January 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 June 2012 - 04 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

19 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 07 September 2010

European and External Relations Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 February 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 26 February 2009

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

23 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 April 2004 - 02 April 2007

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 27 September 2004

Health Committee

Substitute Member

01 April 2004 - 21 September 2004

Communities Committee

Member

04 June 2003 - 31 March 2004

Public Petitions Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Local Government Committee

Member

17 January 2001 - 06 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

08 January 2001 - 17 January 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Audit Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Sandra'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 Sandra White. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 6 to 11 November 2008 I visited the Gaza Strip on a fact-finding mission. The costs of the trip, including flights, food and accommodation, were approximately £2,083 (€2,500). The costs of this trip were met by the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza which is a combination of volunteer European groups whose purpose is to end the siege on Gaza and establish a Palestinian State (located at 100A Crown House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7PN).

From 1 to 3 March 2013 I visited Israel and Palestine regarding humanitarian concerns. During this visit, as part of a cross-party delegation, I met the UK Ambassador to Israel, elected representatives and local community representatives. The cost of transport and accommodation was £1,175 and was met by the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), an independent not-for-profit organisation which has been established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000 Belgium).

From 13 to 16 March 2009 I visited Syria to meet the President and relevant groups to discuss Palestine/Gaza and the refugee situation. The costs of the trip were approximately £1,300 (including return flights from Glasgow/London/Damascus and three nights hotel accommodation in Damascus). The costs were met by the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza, which is a combination of volunteer European groups whose purpose is to end the siege on Gaza and establish a Palestinian State (located at 100A Crown House, North Circular Road, London NW10 7PN).

From 2 to 11 October 2012 I visited Venezuela as part of the international delegation of election observers to the Presidential election. The costs of the trip were $7,953 (including return flights and seven nights hotel accommodation). The costs were met by National Electoral Council (Consejo National electoral) which is an independent branch of state with responsibility for overseeing the electoral process and ensuring that it is free and fair (located at Centro Simón Bolívar, Edificio Sede del Consejo Nacional Electoral, Frente a la Plaza Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Sandra White 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: 24 March 2021

Tuition Fees

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "Tuition fees in England and Wales have been mired in broken promises. Instead of keeping fees low, the Tories have bumped them up, making it much harder for students from deprived backgrounds and areas to access higher education…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Gaelic-medium Education (Glasgow)

2. Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council regarding the provision of Gaelic-medium education. (S5O-05139)"

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "You mentioned in your opening statement that health security is a devolved matter; you referred to it in answer to the convener’s questions. You mentioned that the framework is not yet available, but will be…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Retiring MSPs

Sandra White: "As David Stewart has done, I would like to praise everyone on the committee and also David Cullum, the clerks and the Scottish Parliament information centre. The information that they have given us has been fantastic…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "In response to an earlier question, the minister mentioned GDP, which we know is not the only measure of economic success…

Votes

How Sandra White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sandra White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Sandra White 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. S5W-36012

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made with the Ministerial Working Group on Mortgage Lending and Cladding on solutions for affected homeowners."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-32243

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the emerging evidence of the increased risks associated with contracting flu and COVID-19, how the seasonal flu programme will be delivered to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected as quickly as possible."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31712

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current costs are for the NHS Louisa Jordan, also broken down by (a) set up, (b) estimated running and (c) decommissioning costs."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04337

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on preparations for COP26."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 26 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04268

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress being made with the introduction in Scotland of the external wall fire review form, EWS1."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 12 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27193

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the board of the Glasgow School of Art to discuss the progress being made in dealing with the impact of the fire on 15 June 2018; how often the board provides it with updates, and what the latest position is."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 26 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-27195

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding it has provided to the Glasgow School of Art in each of the last three years, and for what purpose."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 26 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-27194

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last received an update from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) regarding the fire at the Glasgow School of Art on 15 June 2018, and when the SFRS will publish its final report."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 24 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-26843

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the organiser of the Celtic Connections festival has sought advice or support from it regarding any difficulties faced by foreign artists coming to Scotland since the EU membership referendum."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 14 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26841

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much financial support it provides to the Celtic Connections festival."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 14 January 2020

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