Liz Smith MSP

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Liz Smith MSP

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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith

I am grateful to the minister for taking my intervention. Will he clarify whether the Scottish Government will consider the child account that was mentioned this ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith

Will the minister give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith

Is it not true that one reason why it would be helpful to have a flexible voucher system is that it would get rid of some of the difficulties around birthday disc...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith

I am grateful to the minister for that. However, we already know some of the feedback. The Conservatives are responding to what has been a long-term campaign from...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I think that this is the eighth time in the recent past that the Parliament has engaged in a full debate about the early years programme, alongside the many commi...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I tend to agree with the minister about that point, but does he accept that the Scottish Government has some responsibility for finding out exactly what has gone ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 September 2016 [Draft] : 29 September 2016


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Can the First Minister tell us when the GTCS reforms that will allow people who have qualified as teachers in other countries to teach in Scotland will come into ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I ask the cabinet secretary for some clarification on the point about free school meals. In primaries 1 to 3, all children are eligible for free school meals. Doe...



Education and Skills Committee 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Liz Smith

Our predecessor committee took a substantial look at kinship care and produced major reports on some aspects of it. Would we nee...



Education and Skills Committee 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Liz Smith

Thank you very much for a comprehensive answer. What parliamentary process would you like to see in order to do that?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-01703.1: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare Provision (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-01703.3: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare Provision (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2016
Result - For: 32, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01703.2: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare Provision (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-01703: The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare Provision (Mark McDonald)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-01677.1: Protect Local NHS Services (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 28/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-01677: Protect Local NHS Services (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 28/09/2016
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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ForCarried
S5M-01669.2: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 31, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-01669.1: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 35 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-01669: Securing the Interests of Scotland’s Rural Economy Following the EU Referendum (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 27/09/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 35 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-01580.3: Reforming Local Taxation (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 121 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-01703.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00787: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00431.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00345: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15695.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15430.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14999: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14596: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14581: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14481: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-03284: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-03283: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-03231: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02871: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00178: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02604: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02603: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00127: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02295: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02290: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2016 Show Full Question >>

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