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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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George Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Paisley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About George Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Website: paisleysmsp.org

Twitter: @georgeadam

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5869
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

4 Johnston Street
Paisley
PA1 1XG

Phone: 0141 8878075
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

George is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

George does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

George has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish National Party

Previous roles

George has had 18 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 06 October 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 13 March 2019

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 13 December 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

26 October 2017 - 06 September 2018

Justice Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 26 October 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Scottish Government

01 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Member

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

16 May 2013 - 05 November 2015

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 16 May 2013

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

04 September 2012 - 18 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Public Audit Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

21 March 2012 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

George'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 George Adam. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am Honorary President of Paisley Pirates.

I am a member of the Paisley Burgh Branch of the SNP.

I am patron of the Scottish Disability Equality Forum.

I am a member of Unite (T and G Section).

I am a member of the Club @ Renfrewshire.

I am a member of the 1820 Society.

I am a member of the MS Society of Scotland.

I am Chair of the St Mirren Independent Supporters’ Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What George Adam 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.

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 12 January 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Sports Clubs and other Local Recreational Facilities)

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "Good morning, everyone. Tom Brown made an important point about bowling, but it also applies to other sports. It is not just about playing the sport and keeping healthy and fit; it is also about the social side and the interaction with others…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I continually had an error message. I would have voted no."

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 15 December 2020

Covid-19 (Impact on Sports Clubs and other Local Recreational Facilities)

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "Good morning, minister and everyone else. I also declare my interests; I am the convener of the St Mirren Independent Supporters Association. It has a 28 per cent share in St Mirren Football Club, which will be fan owned by this time next year…

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 15 December 2020

Scrutiny of NHS Boards (NHS Borders)

George Adam: "The NHS Borders submission lists a number of positive changes that have been made because of the pandemic and says that you mean to retain those, which is great. I have a simple question, however…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 9 December 2020

Funded Childcare

George Adam (Paisley) (SNP): "Good morning, minister. When I was listening to your exchange with Mr Gray, I was trying to work out the position, from what you had said earlier. You should bear in mind that I am relatively new to the committee and am playing catch-up…

Votes

How George Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how George Adam 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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions George Adam 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-34306

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34185

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its national COVID-19 Dementia Recovery Plan."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34193

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 21 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34132

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when Phase 2 of the Learning Estate Investment Programme will be announced, and which school projects will be included within this phase."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34148

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the coronavirus legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34037

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 17 January 2021."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 15 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34022

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on implementation of the expansion of funded early learning and childcare to 1,140 hours."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 14 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33994

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33748

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place."

Answered by: John Swinney on 3 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33645

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports of the UK Government including a pay freeze for most public sector workers in its pay remit in the next financial year, what assurances it can provide frontline health and adult social care workers in Scotland that they will be recognised for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 30 November 2020

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