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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

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 has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Anas does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Anas has had 6 previous roles

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

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

25 May 2016 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

Anas's register of interests

MSP's 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 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 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 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 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

I am a member of Community the Union.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 September 2020]

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 the GMB Union. [Registered 10 September 2019]

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

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]

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.

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Anas Sarwar made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 19 November 2020

The Acting Convener (Anas Sarwar): "Good morning, and welcome to the 26th meeting in 2020 of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee…

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Data Collection and Planning for Outcomes (Key Audit Themes)

Anas Sarwar made 34 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 19 November 2020

The Acting Convener: "Agenda item 2 is on our key audit themes. Today’s theme is data collection and planning for outcomes…

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Covid-19 Testing (Health and Social Care Workers)

Anas Sarwar made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 11 November 2020

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I put on record my thanks to all our NHS and care staff who continue to fight the virus on the front line, and I send my condolences and love to all those who have lost a loved one…

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Anas Sarwar made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 05 November 2020

The Acting Convener (Anas Sarwar): "Good morning, and welcome to the 24th meeting in 2020 of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee. I apologise for the technical difficulties that we have had this morning…

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Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016: Post-legislative Scrutiny

Anas Sarwar made 53 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 05 November 2020

The Acting Convener: "Agenda item 2 is post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016. The committee will take evidence from two panels of witnesses, all of whom have an interest in the 2016 act. We have about 80 minutes for each panel…

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Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Anas Sarwar in Parliament

Find out what motions Anas Sarwar has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22111

25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21688

The Vital Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector During COVID-19

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21431

Recognising Scotland’s Convenience Stores on the Frontline

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21148

Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21070

25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5O-04785 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

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

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S5O-04681 - Unanswered

21 October 2020

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

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S5W-32681 - Unanswered

20 October 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "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."

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S5W-31987 - Answered

23 September 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "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."

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S5W-32052 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "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."

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