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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Adam Tomkins

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Adam Tomkins

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5963
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

1018 Maryhill Road
Glasgow
G20 9TE

Phone: 0141 946 3335
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Adam is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Racial Equality

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Adam has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Adam does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Adam has had 11 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 25 August 2020

Justice Committee

Member

21 April 2020 - 20 August 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Strategy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

16 November 2016 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Deputy Convener

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 16 November 2016

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

Adam'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 Adam Tomkins. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, an academic, teaching and research organisation (of University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ). I work for one and half days per week for which I receive remuneration of between £30,000 and £35,000 per annum.

I receive royalties from Cambridge University Press, a publisher (of University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS), Oxford University Press, a publisher (of Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP) and Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, a publisher (of Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, Oxford, OX2 9PH) of between £2,500 and £3,000 per annum.

I am a conference delegate for Liberty Fund, a private, educational foundation (of 8335 Allison Pointe Trail, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46250-1684). I will work for two days per conference, up to a maximum of two conferences per year, for which I will receive remuneration of between £500 and £1,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 6 to 10 May 2013 I travelled to Israel to visit the Israeli Supreme Court (of Jerusalem, Israel). The costs of this visit (hotel, food and travel within Israel), which were met by the Israeli Supreme Court, were in the region of £1,000. The cost of the flights, to and from Israel, were £400 and were met by employer, the University of Glasgow, as part of my employment.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a Director of Scotland’s Futures Forum. I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 19 November 2016]

I was paid £1100 by Prospect Magazine for an article I published in the October 2016 issue of that magazine [Registered 27 October 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Adam Tomkins 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.

Justice Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

Criminal Justice & Data Protection (Protocol No 36) Order (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/386)

The Convener: "The next item on our agenda is consideration of a negative instrument—the title of which has too many nouns in a row…

Justice Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener (Adam Tomkins): "Good morning and happy new year to everyone who is joining us. Welcome to the Justice Committee’s first meeting in 2021. We have received no apologies this morning…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Adam Tomkins (Glasgow) (Con): "When I first saw the bill, I had only two concerns about it. I thought that it was, by and large, a sensible and prudent measure…

Justice Committee meeting date: 22 December 2020

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener (Adam Tomkins): "Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the Justice Committee’s 34th and final meeting in 2020. We have received no apologies this morning…

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 17 December 2020

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill: Stage 2

Adam Tomkins (Glasgow) (Con): "Thank you for accommodating me. Having a power in the bill to provide for the eventuality of an all-postal ballot in next year’s election—where that election is delayed due to the coronavirus—is sensible…

Votes

How Adam Tomkins has voted in Parliament

Find out how Adam Tomkins has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Adam Tomkins 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. S5O-04359

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what help it is giving Glasgow City Council to support communities during the COVID-19 outbreak."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04301

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and what was discussed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27591

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any discussions between Transport Scotland and commercial partners regarding a replacement funding stream for the Pedal for Scotland event."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04248

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the potential impact on tourism in Scotland of the recent ruling against building a third runway at Heathrow Airport."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04140

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met UK ministers to discuss post-Brexit international trade policy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04041

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next annual report on its STEM Education and Training Strategy will be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03947

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Electoral Commission since the Referendums (Scotland) Bill completed stage 2."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03858

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support it is providing to the food and drink industry."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03819

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on its winter planning with Glasgow City Council for rough sleepers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-25595

Asked by: Tomkins, Adam, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) healthcare- and (b) community-associated cases of Clostridioides difficile have been reported at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital since January 2019."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 31 October 2019

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