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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Education and Skills Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith

I think that Universities Scotland feels that there is more relevant information on thresholds than on minimum entry requirements, which is a different point. Do ...



Education and Skills Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith

With respect, I do not think that that is quite the argument that Universities Scotland is making. It is arguing that it does not have some of the data that it be...



Education and Skills Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith

I understand that point. However, if the real focus has to be on schools, to make things better for colleges and universities, there is a strong argument that, in...



Education and Skills Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Professor Scott, can you turn your attention to the relevant data? When you came to the committee last year, you mentioned that there are issues about whether the...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith

I will do that because we have been very clear that the budget does not do nearly enough to ensure that business is competitive, and it will not properly invest i...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

This stage 3 budget debate should, perhaps, be put in the context of the divergence between comments that have been made by the finance secretary and those that have been made by economic co...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 February 2018 [Draft] : 08 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I thank Willie Rennie for securing debating time to acknowledge the hugely significant work in the east neuk. I pay tribute to all first responders across the country, some of whom I have se...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2018 [Draft] : 06 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

When Emily Davison was fatally injured at the Epsom derby on 4 June 1913, it was one of the most contentious moments in the history of political protest. Even to this day, the details are no...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2018 [Draft] : 06 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

The minister will be aware from the deliberations of the Education and Skills Committee that there are issues to do with careers guidance in schools and that the ...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I thank the minister for prior sight of the statement. I welcome the early confirmation of the financial status of EU students at Scottish universities for academ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-10571.3: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-10571.2: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 4, Against: 104 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-10571: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 78, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-10518: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2018
Result - For: 70, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-10397: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/02/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-10307.1: Stemming the Plastic Tide: Action to Tackle the Impact of Single-use Plastics on Land and in our Seas (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 62 Abstain: 26
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ForDefeated
SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 90, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-10218: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 118, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-10183.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 S5O-01724: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13979: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
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 S5F-01764: 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 S5O-01420: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Question >>

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