Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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  • Member for: Dunfermline
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Committees:

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I hope that Gordon Lindhurst appreciates, we have only very recently closed the consultation on disability assistance. We need to analyse the responses to that...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

The social security programme-level business case is currently being reviewed and will be finalised shortly. We recently completed an internal review of the finance function of the social se...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We will ensure that we will hold a full public consultation to discuss all the possible changes that could be made and that people want to see to the carers allow...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I absolutely agree with Bob Doris that young carers make an invaluable contribution to our society, which is why we are determin...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

Figures are not available for individual constituencies, but I can say that 13,475 carers in Glasgow are currently in receipt of the



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Shona Robison is right to highlight again the impact of the delays—which I may say are of a minimum of five weeks—in UC claimants receiving their first payments. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I appreciate where Jackie Baillie is coming from on the issue. However, as I said in my original answer, when we asked people who are directly in receipt of unive...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

As part of the development of the universal credit Scottish choices in 2017, we worked directly with people in receipt of universal credit. The feedback from that...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Murdo Fraser has raised a very important issue and I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide reassurance on that aspect. We are ensuring that the motability...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

We have made significant progress with the preparations for commencing the delivery of disability assistance for children and young people and are on track to del...

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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S5M-18778: Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 5 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
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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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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ForCarried
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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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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ForCarried
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-18221: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16012.3: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15926: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15629: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15627: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15626: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15598: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14621: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14434: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14160: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3O-13323: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39851: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39781: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-37554: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33478: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-10348: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33305: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33304: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33306: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33307: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>

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