Elaine Smith MSP

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Elaine Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Coatbridge and Chryston
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Elaine is a member of the following Committees:

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2017 [Draft] : 28 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I thank my colleague Richard Leonard for bringing this important issue to the chamber. Richard has spent much of his working life fighting for workers’ rights and...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

For clarification, I did not mean that the issue is that the shelter is being provided by religious organisations; it is simply that those organisations—and other charitable organisations—ar...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

It seems to me that the 30-bed hostels have been replaced by Bethany Christian Trust church halls and sleeping bags or Glasgow City Mission halls and sleeping bag...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

Can you clarify what type of accommodation that is? Are you referring to hostel-style accommodation or night shelters?



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

Jules Oldham said earlier that, eight or nine years ago, we were supposed to be moving away from B and B accommodation for homeless people. I was a homelessness officer 30 years ago, and we ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

Thank you, convener. On a slightly differe...



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

I have one final question, convener.



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

I want to follow up briefly on the issue of retaining some of the funding for Mr Dodd’s department, as I assume you are talking about.



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

That would be helpful.



Local Government and Communities Committee 27 September 2017 : 27 dhen t-Sultain 2017


Elaine Smith

That was helpful. I am looking at the convener for confirmation, but I think that we would appreciate further information, minister.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-08035.2: Roll out of Universal Credit (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 23, Against: 75 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-08035.4: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035.1: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035.3: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035: Roll out of Universal Credit (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-07774: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2017
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-07750.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-07750.1: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-07750.3: Finance (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 58 Abstain: 60
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S5M-07750.2: Finance (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 59 Abstain: 60
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-08065: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07413: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07373: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06988: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06973: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06916: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06827: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/07/2017 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06727: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06382: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06261: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-12068: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12069: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12066: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12067: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12043: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12042: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12040: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12041: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12039: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11978: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/10/2017 Show Full Question >>

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