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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Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

I have a practical question that relates to quite a few of the comments that have been made. The proposed change would mean that you would have to make decisions ...



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

Thank you.



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

My final point on that is that, as I understand it, the Scottish Government’s illustrative draft code of practice is designed to deal with safeguarding and to hel...



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

Convener, would it be all right to hear the Law Society of Scotland’s perspective?



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

The concept of “wellbeing” is absolutely crucial. Paragraph 16 of the Supreme Court’s judgment very clearly says, “‘Wellbeing’ i...



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

Thank you. That is very helpful.



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith

I will come to that in a minute. To be clear, are you saying that the responsibility for taking the decision would be shifted on to the named person—the practitio...



Education and Skills Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I will ask Janys Scott the first question. In your submission, you rightly say that the Supreme Court identified two key issues with the bill. Your submission states:



Education and Skills Committee 13 September 2017 [Draft] : 13 September 2017


Liz Smith

It is good to hear that there will be a review.



Education and Skills Committee 13 September 2017 [Draft] : 13 September 2017


Liz Smith

From an integrity point of view, it helps transparency, because the candidate can see the reason.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-07751: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07620: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07436: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06376.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05595: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05352: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04528: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04444: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04421: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04286: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-01480: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01211: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10435: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10434: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10341: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10228: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10226: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10227: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10225: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01188: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2017 Show Full Question >>

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