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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jackson Carlaw

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Eastwood (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Jackson Carlaw

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6800
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Spiersbridge House
1 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
G46 8NG

Phone: 0141 465 6611
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Jackson is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jackson is a member of 6 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 Building Bridges with Israel

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

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

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jackson has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Jackson does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jackson has had 31 previous roles

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

14 February 2020 - 30 July 2020

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 August 2019 - 14 February 2020

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

15 November 2016 - 04 September 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

22 October 2018 - 02 May 2019

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 September 2016 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

06 June 2013 - 11 December 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

16 November 2011 - 02 May 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

03 February 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 May 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 21 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 January 2010 - 03 February 2010

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jackson'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 Jackson Carlaw. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr Alan Massie, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr James Stewart, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Peak Scientific (Company number SC175368), a manufacturer of electric motors, generators and transformers (of Inchinnan Bus Park, Renfrew, PA4 9RE). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 21 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 8 to 10 April 2018 I visited the European Parliament in Brussels. During this visit I met with MEPs, members of UKREP and others in connection with the ongoing Brexit negotiations and other matters of interest. Contributory support towards costs arising from travel, accommodation and hospitality in respect of this visit were made by the ECR (European Conservative and Reformists) within the European Parliament to a value of £500. [Registered 18 April 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jackson Carlaw 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: 19 November 2020

Covid-19 (Level 4 Restrictions)

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "Over the past 48 hours, the reality of Tuesday’s confirmation of level 4 status has settled on my Eastwood constituents, who feel a mixture of weary resignation, bewilderment and fear. “What is it that we have failed to do…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 22 October 2020

Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (PE1517)

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "Good afternoon, Dr Veronikis. It is a pleasure to engage with you. Two of the women whom you have helped are constituents of mine…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2020

Baroness Cumberlege Report

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "This is the first closing speech in Parliament that I have given for several years; I have been detained in other ways…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2020

Decision Time

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I just point out that this confusion has come at the end of a very important debate that thousands of women will have been watching online, and they will be dismayed at the turn of events…

Chamber meeting date: 30 July 2020

Covid-19 (Next Steps)

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "After months of gloom, I hope that the Presiding Officer will forgive me if I start off by noting the unalloyed pleasure—at least of those of us on this side of the chamber—that, after a year away but now fully restored to good health, John Scott has returned to the chamber. Applause. Ayr’s voice will now be heard again. I thank the First Minister…

Votes

How Jackson Carlaw has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jackson Carlaw has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jackson Carlaw 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-34420

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has given consideration to directing local authorities to consider designating people that work in the (a) construction and (b) manufacturing industries as key workers for the purpose of accessing childcare provision in schools."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34421

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to directing local authorities to make childcare provision available in circumstances where both parents are required to undertake employment responsibilities outside of the home setting during the existing period of lockdown but only one parent has been categorised as a key worker by…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34346

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to automatically exempting all people aged over 70 from jury duty."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34347

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people aged over 70 have been asked to attend jury duty in each year since 2015-16, also broken down by how many had an application to be excused from service (a) accepted and (b) refused."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33642

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made for a £1,000 compensation award from the £1 million mesh fund that was opened in July 2020, also broken down by how many have (a) been approved, (b) been rejected and (c) yet to be processed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33644

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to raise awareness among mesh-injured women of the £1 million mesh fund that was opened in July 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33643

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many payments have been made from the £1 million mesh fund that was opened in July 2020, and what the total value is of all compensation that has been paid out so far to mesh-injured women."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33641

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what further consideration it has given to whether the NHS should fully meet the costs associated with mesh-injured women visiting Dr Dionysios Veronikis in the United States to undergo full mesh removal."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32234

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to a public health campaign ahead of (a) Hallowe’en and (b) Bonfire Night to ensure that the (i) COVID-19 guidance is adhered to and (ii) emergency services are not overwhelmed."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32326

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether employment considerations such as a student holding a part-time job near to their family home would be considered as a "reasonable excuse" to return to the family residence for a short stay or visit, in accordance with the guidance for students published on 28 September 2020."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 28 October 2020

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