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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

Co-Convener

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 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 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]

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 £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 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 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 £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]

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 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 the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Community the Union.

I was a member of Unite the Union. [Amended interest 10 September 2019, Ceased interest 10 September 2019]

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 - 25 June 2020

The Acting Convener (Anas Sarwar): "Good morning and welcome to the 13th meeting in 2020 of the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee. Agenda item 1 is a decision on taking business in private. I will assume that everyone agrees unless a member indicates otherwise…

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Audit Scotland (Impact of Covid-19)

Anas Sarwar made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

The Acting Convener: "Item 2 is consideration of the impact of Covid-19 on Audit Scotland’s work. I welcome to the meeting Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland…

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Key Audit Themes

Anas Sarwar made 10 Contributions to this discussion

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee - 25 June 2020

The Acting Convener: "Agenda item 3 is on key audit themes. Auditor General, this is your final appearance before the committee…

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Interests

Anas Sarwar made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Meeting of the Commission - 22 June 2020

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Good afternoon, chair. It is good to be part of the commission. I have no interests to declare."

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Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the Year to 31 March 2020

Anas Sarwar made 9 Contributions to this discussion

Meeting of the Commission - 22 June 2020

Anas Sarwar: "The report shows a gender pay gap in that, on average, male staff earn 12.79 per cent more than female staff, even though three quarters of the senior management team are women and more than half of the organisation-wide leadership group are women…

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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.

S5W-30076 - Unanswered

18 June 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to highlight the increased risks from stagnant water and Legionnaires' disease to businesses such as hotels and leisure centres that are currently closed due to COVID-19, and to inform the public of ways to minimise the risks of contracting the disease."

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S5W-29955 - Unanswered

15 June 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of a COVID-19 antibody test."

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S5W-29956 - Unanswered

15 June 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it has sold, or allowed access to, COVID-19-related health data, including patients' personal medical information, to any third party and, if so, (a) what data, (b) to whom and (c) for what reason…

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S5W-28901 - Answered

06 May 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "To ask the Scottish Government who the members are of its COVID-19-related scientific advisory group; when the minutes of the group's meetings will be published, and whether special advisers attend its meetings in an official or informal basis."

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S5W-28902 - Answered

06 May 2020

Sarwar, Anas: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to (a) pregnant women and (b) new mothers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and how services are linking up to ensure that (i) perinatal mental health is being prioritised and (ii) a message is relayed to mothers regarding how to seek any help that they might require."

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