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 17 January 2018 [Draft] : 17 January 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

According to Scottish Government statistics, there is a growing pool of retired staff who might be willing to return to the classroom for short periods to help co...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2018 [Draft] : 16 January 2018


Liz Smith

Alison Johnstone talked about the importance of our having both sportscotland and the Scottish Sports Association. Does the minister agree that there is a role for both and that the most imp...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2018 [Draft] : 16 January 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I am very grateful indeed to James Kelly for bringing this debate to the chamber and for what he has just said. I concur that this is a very pressing issue.

Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


Liz Smith

Could the cabinet secretary comment on the reflection that too many employers still say that those basic skills are lacking when young people go into the workforc...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


Liz Smith

I take that point, but, let us be honest, there had been a lot of criticism about there not being sufficient emphasis on that. Replacing that emphasis is a good t...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


Liz Smith

I accept that, but I think that there is more to be done at school level. If I read Sir Ian Wood’s report correctly—and if I understood correctly what some of his...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I begin my comments by referring to the contribution that young people made to the political debate at the time of the 2014 referendum—a contribution that, incide...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Will those enhancements help people who have disabilities to be part of the workforce, as has been suggested by Inclusion Scotland?



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


Liz Smith

I do not disagree, but Peter Scott was making a serious point.



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


Liz Smith

I have just one question on the university sector. Sir Peter Scott said some very interesting things in his widening access report, one of which was that he is an...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09927.1: Building a Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness Together (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09888.1: Protecting Public Services (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09888.4: Protecting Public Services (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-09888.3: Protecting Public Services (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09888.2: Protecting Public Services (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 61 Abstain: 35
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AbstainDefeated
S5M-09888: Protecting Public Services (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09887.3: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 30
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AbstainCarried
S5M-09887.1: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09887.2: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09887: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-09821.3: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08558.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08511: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07962: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5W-13914: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13881: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01615: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01815: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13010: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13009: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01764: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01420: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01657: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12221: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2017 Show Full Question >>

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