Colin Smyth MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Colin Smyth

The panel has made it clear that, at the moment, the bill will allow a local authority to run a bus service only under very restricted circumstances—in other words, to meet what is classed i...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Colin Smyth

I come back to the point about whether the provisions in the bill will be sufficient to deliver what we are trying to achieve, which is a Scotland-wide smart card like the Oyster card, parti...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Colin Smyth

With respect, we are not even close to the Oyster card in Scotland. You say that you have the technology to allow that to happen, but it is not happening. Why is that?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

It is interesting that Mr Mair talked about the industries doing certain things to develop the integrated ticket in geographical areas. In London, the Oyster card, which Transport for London...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 October 2018 [Draft] : 02 October 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I begin by declaring an interest as my wife is a teacher at Lockerbie academy. I also add my thanks to Oliver Mundell for his motion, which reflects on the tragic events of 30 years ago, on ...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Last week, we learned that ScotRail’s performance was at a record low on punctuality—the worst since 2005. This week, ScotRail’s figures show that performance has...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 September 2018 [Draft] : 26 September 2018


Colin Smyth

So far, we have focused on issues around replacement ferries, but I want the panel to consider the ports infrastructure. Are any ports in need of significant investment?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 September 2018 [Draft] : 26 September 2018


Colin Smyth

Robbie Drummond talked about facilities being fit for purpose, and Mr Hobbs mentioned the Brodick terminal. What is your response to the concerns that we have hea...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 September 2018 [Draft] : 26 September 2018


Colin Smyth

My question is on the budgets for harbour improvements. In his opening comments, Mr Hobbs referred to £50 million of Government funding that was received towards ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 September 2018 [Draft] : 26 September 2018


Colin Smyth

And none of those overruns has anything to do with design.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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ForCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-14244: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13947: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13876.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13785: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13054: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12376: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12010.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11932: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11289.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10857: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-19355: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19164: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-19074: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-19069: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18916: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
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