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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Anas Sarwar

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @AnasSarwar

Facebook: Anas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5830
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Suite 1-11
Bellahouston Business Park
423 Paisley Road West
Glasgow
G51 1PZ

Phone: 0141 465 9933
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Anas is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Anas is a member of 18 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Govanhill

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Muscular Dystrophy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Racial Equality

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Anas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Anas has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Anas has had 9 previous roles

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

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Acting Convener

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Conveners Group

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

01 November 2018 - 05 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 10 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

Anas'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 Anas Sarwar. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 13 November 2017 I received a donation of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 14 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 2 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from PG Paper Company Limited (company number SC256809), a manufacturer of paper and paperboard (of The Stables, Auchenbothie Gardens, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, PA13 4SF). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 6 October 2017. [Registered 30 October 2017]

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £2691.43 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to office lease costs from United Tradeston Limited (company number SC462339), a buyer and seller of own real estate (110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Lord William Haughey, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 27 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from Kasim Gulzar Limited (company number SC345527), a company dealing with health activities (of Unit 3 Kennishead Avenue, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8PR). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 20 October 2017. [Registered 14 November 2017]

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £4,000 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to staff costs from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation of £37,000 to my leadership campaign from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017. [Registered 28 November 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

Ceased interest removed from entry: 21 November 2018]

Voluntary

From 8 to 12 November 2018 I travelled to Seattle, Washington, USA to attend a conference as a delegate to develop and grow professional transatlantic relationships with a focus on technology and the rise of prejudice and hate. The costs, which were met by British-American Project (a not for profit leadership network, of British-American Project UK, UK Correspondence PO Box 3682, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1PY) and includes flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality, are estimated at a value of £2,000. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test or the political activities test. [Registered 26 November 2018]

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of the GMB Union. [Registered 10 September 2019]

I am a trustee of the Sarwar Foundation (a Scottish and UK registered charity that focuses on health, education, clean water and women’s empowerment projects in Pakistan and anti-poverty projects in Scotland). This is purely voluntary and I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 10 September 201]

I am a member of Community the Union.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 September 2020]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Anas Sarwar 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: 14 January 2021

26th Conference of the Parties (Preparations)

5. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on preparations for COP26, scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November. (S5O-04917)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vaccination Plan

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "It is clear that the vaccine is the way out of the crisis and I support the ambition of 400,000 vaccines a week, but that requires a national effort and mobilisation…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Interests

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I have no relevant interests to declare. I look forward to serving under your chairmanship, convener."

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I do not like the measures that the First Minister has just announced, but I say unequivocally that I understand the need for them and I support them. It is clear that, for our country, vaccines are the way out of this crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

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

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Where has the Ruth Davidson of Wembley arena gone—the Ruth Davidson who claimed to be the hero of that Brexit campaign? Where is her remorse? Where is the apology from her and those on the Tory benches…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Anas Sarwar 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-04882

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when cancer services will be fully restored."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32681

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide local authorities with any additional resources required to ensure that all teachers requesting a flu vaccination for 2020-21 are able to receive this."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04785

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide weekly COVID-19 tests for teachers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04681

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the UK Government to discuss constitutional matters."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32052

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS patients who are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to surgery are eligible for the self-isolation support payment if they meet the other eligibility criteria."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31987

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that every child can safely access the HPV vaccination and ensure that uptake remains high."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 1 October 2020

Question ref. S5O-04616

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31420

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the COVID-19 scientific advice on faith-related education settings, and when it expects such settings, including Sunday schools and Quranic classes, to reopen."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 14 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04546

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what role ministers have played in ensuring that the human rights of older people are being protected during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-30820

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide financial protection for people with blood cancer who are advised to continue shielding by their treating team after the shielding scheme ends in August 2020."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020

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