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A selection of Mohammad Sarwar’s votes
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Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2007.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 5 absences, between 2003–2007.
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 5 absences, between 1999–2007.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
31 votes for, 1 vote against, 10 absences, between 2006–2009.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, in 2004.
Voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2004–2010.
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I wholeheartedly welcome this debate taking place in the House. It is a sign of the progress that we as a nation have made and a testament to the unwavering commitment of my right hon. and learned Friend the Leader of the House to achieving equality, particularly for women. I am sure the whole House will agree that women have made, and are making, tremendous contributions in all fields, both...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans' badges have been issued to former members of the armed forces since the badges were introduced.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vehicles have been purchased under the Vehicle Scrappage Scheme to date.
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Former Labour MP for Glasgow Central
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Also represented Glasgow Govan
Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- International Development
- Human Trafficking
- Asylum Seekers
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Chairman, Scottish Affairs Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
1. Remunerated directorships
United Land and Investment (Glasgow) Ltd; investment company.
6. Overseas visits
6-11 January 2009, to Pakistan, visiting Islamabad and the Punjab. The purpose of the trip was to establish a Pakistan-UK
Forum to promote dialogue between Pakistani and UK parliamentarians, including meetings with the President and Prime Minister
of Pakistan and other ministers. The trip was organised by Pakistan's Ambassador at Large and my expenses were met by the Pakistani Government
, except for my flights which I paid for. (Registered 27 March 2009)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) United Wholesale (Scotland) Ltd; wholesale cash and carry business, trading in groceries, cigarettes and alcohol.
(a) Azaan Developers; land and investments in Pakistan.
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