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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Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

On the assessment aspect first, we are absolutely determined—indeed obligated—to decrease significantly the level of face-to-face assessments. That is why we are ...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We are absolutely—



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Keeping things the same might have made it cheaper for us to deliver the programme, but it would not have been a good programme for the people of Scotland. It now...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

It comes down to our political choices as a Government. We have been determined all the way through to ensure that we invest in a different system. I



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In summary, that is the breakdown of the reasons why those figures would change. Ms Ballantyne will forgive me—I think that I have missed out a part of her questi...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We have to look at pension contributions as well, for example. The changes are because of all the inflationary pressures and the Scottish child payment. We are happy to provide more informat...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

On that last point, many of the major decisions have now been made: the business case was adapted at this time for that reason. Wave 1 has been completed and the ...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Over time, yes. The implementation this year is not the only implementation cost that we will see. In the totality of what is happening over the actual business c...



Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We are building it now—it is getting paid for now, because we are building it now. The implementation costs have begun because we are opening it by December.

Social Security Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

It goes back to the scope of the programme. As I pointed out, the scope has changed. As I said earlier, when we produced the financial memorandum, there was no wa...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20979.3: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20979.2: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 26, Against: 85 Abstain: 7
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20979: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20756: Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 25/02/2020
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-20882.3: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20882.1: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 120, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20882: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20716.4: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 57 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-20716: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 38 Abstain: 20
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ForCarried
S5M-20705: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 78, Against: 32 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-21021: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21019: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21020: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20853: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20851: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20206: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19939.3: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19843: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19577: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18221: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 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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