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Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

I will finish with a comment. That is good to hear, but we are getting a lot of letters from constituents whose sons and daughters feel otherwise.



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

With respect, it is not just about universities adapting, although they are more flexible than they used to be. It is also about schools adapting and, to take up ...



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

I want to return to subject choice. Bill Maxwell and Janet Brown helpfully made clear in their evidence to the committee that “conversations still have to be had.” I think that they both use...



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

The committee’s main concern—which is explicit in our report—is that a great deal of advice has been issued to teachers over a considerable time, and the vast maj...



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

I mean the decision to declutter and remove so many bits of advice to teachers.



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

If the board was responsive to the concerns, why did 20,000, or whatever number of pages, suddenly disappear? Who took that decision? Was it the management board ...



Education and Skills Committee 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Would it be possible for the committee to have an update on the number of pupils in Gaelic-medium education and the number of staff involved? As you will know, convener, that issue was raise...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

In the spirit of collaboration, I could reel off quite a number of things in the autumn statement that were designed specifically to help people on lower incomes, but I will leave that for a...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith

Yes, of course—I am delighted to do so.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I am grateful to all the members who have participated in the debate. Three messages have come through this afternoon. With regard to the first, I did not agree with everything that Anas Sar...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-03463.3: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-03463.1: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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AbstainCarried
S5M-03463.2: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03463: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03438.2: Retain the HIE Board (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03438.1: Retain the HIE Board (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03438: Retain the HIE Board (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03440.1: Health (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 33, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03427.3: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-03427.2: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 117 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-02809.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02418.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02327: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01935: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01844: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01792.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5W-06335: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-06249: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-06106: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-06107: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00680: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-05697: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00518: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00563: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-04879: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-04542: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2016 Show Full Question >>

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