Liz Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Liz is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

But national 4 is based on teacher assessment, not external assessment.



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

My final point it is on an issue that has been raised in the committee several times. There is a group of young people who leave school at the end of national 4—perhaps not because it is the...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

Do you acknowledge that, in the interim period, we have heard concerns from employers, for example, who feel that, although the skills are extremely valuable, national 4 is missing some key ...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

The committee has been told twice that there is a curriculum and assessment board that the different stakeholders—Education Scotland, the SQA, the Scottish Government and various others—are ...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

Could I ask you about national 4, Ms Robertson? Your predecessor, Janet Brown, said on two occasions when she was here that she felt a discussion had to be had about national 4. I understand...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

Not last year.



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

I suggest that we should know, because it is a critical issue. The SQA cannot function unless it has the right number of markers or marker appointments for the number of qualifications that ...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

To be absolutely clear, what were the reasons for the withdrawal of 794 of the 12,450 marker appointments for 2019? As I understand it, those are appointments of people who agreed to be mark...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

However, my understanding is that we have fewer, when I compare the letter that Ms Robertson sent me with the one that Jacqui Faulds sent to the Local Government and Communities Committee. Y...



Education and Skills Committee 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Liz Smith

I am confused about this, Mr Quinn. It is my understanding from listening to Ms Robertson’s predecessor, Janet Brown, that there has been an increase in the number of qualifications that you...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-18778.1: Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2019
Result - For: 34, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-18778: Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 5 Abstain: 29
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AbstainCarried
S5M-18767.1: The Impact of the UK Government's Planned Immigration Policy and Mobility Restrictions on Scotland's University and Scientific Research Sectors (Oliver Mundell)
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-18767: The Impact of the UK Government's Planned Immigration Policy and Mobility Restrictions on Scotland's University and Scientific Research Sectors (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 1 Abstain: 29
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AbstainCarried
SPCB election
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-18695.1: Avoiding a No-deal Exit from the EU (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 05/09/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-18695: Avoiding a No-deal Exit from the EU (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/09/2019
Result - For: 87, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-17843: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17612: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17493: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17134: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17091: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16407.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16392: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16127: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15678: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15607: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03576: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03566: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03509: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24941: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24887: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24833: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24690: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03195: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03163: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03268: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Question >>

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