Colin Smyth MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 December 2017 [Draft] : 14 December 2017


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank Kate Forbes for her motion. Nearly a quarter of the latest RBS closures come in South Scotland. Communities in Annan, Gretna, Langholm and Lockerbie in Du...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 December 2017 [Draft] : 14 December 2017


Colin Smyth

The need to improve facilities for older prisoners in HMP Dumfries was highlighted in the report, “Who Cares? The Lived Experience of Older Prisoners in Scotland’...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I, too, add my thanks to Alexander Stewart for lodging his motion and allowing members the opportunity to discuss how best to make progress on the detection and the treatment of brain tumour...



Health and Sport Committee 05 December 2017 : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth

At the moment, the public perception is that you are going to centralise chemotherapy services on a single site in Ayrshire. Are you saying that that is currently under review and that it mi...



Health and Sport Committee 05 December 2017 : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth

Why has none of that information been in the public domain? You mentioned a transport appraisal—that is the first that I knew about that. You talked about the options appraisal. We still do ...



Health and Sport Committee 05 December 2017 : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth

One thing you have not mentioned is the board’s review of chemotherapy services. You started that review in 2014, and you said that you would carry out an options appraisal in 2015. What exa...



Health and Sport Committee 05 December 2017 : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth

You said that you have an issue with diagnostic capacity. Is that staffing problems?



Health and Sport Committee 05 December 2017 : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I will follow that up with a specific question about one particular performance indicator. What explanation can you give for the fact that NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s performance against the 62...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2017 [Draft] : 05 December 2017


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Would the underreporting of accident and emergency waiting times by NHS Lothian have been picked up by the Scottish Government had it not been for a whistleblower? If not, will the Scottish ...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2017 [Draft] : 30 November 2017


Colin Smyth

I thank the minister for that answer, although it is a bit surprising given that, when I was a councillor, I raised the issue with his predecessor.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09128: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill (Alison Harris)
Meeting Date: 14/12/2017
Result - For: 105, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09513.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09513: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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AbstainDefeated
S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09406: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 70, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09378.4: Justice (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09378.1: Justice (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 55, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.3: Justice (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 20, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-09378.2: Justice (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 114 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-09376: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09353: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09218.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06689: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06160: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05632: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05312.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05012: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/03/2017 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04887: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04354: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-01627: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01579: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01518: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12891: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2017 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12893: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2017 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12892: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2017 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12478: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2017 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11567: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01333: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11360: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/09/2017 Show Full Question >>

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