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Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

I accept all that and it is very important that the headteacher, staff and parents are involved in making suggestions. However, Mr Thewliss’s point is about respo...



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

A headteacher might be comfortable sitting on such panels, but they are not comfortable in the sense that they are not trained in building requirements or knowing...



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

I take you back to the evidence that Jim Thewliss gave last week. He said:



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

I note that I have had correspondence with Mark McDonald on that matter in relation to a submission that was given to me by the school.



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

That is helpful. I raised the issue because of a small special school in my area. As you know, the Government’s intention is that level 9 is a requirement for tho...



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

What would the process be? Small independent special schools sometimes find it very difficult to get staff. If such a school was in difficulty in the three-year p...



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

My second question relates more to the potential cost of retraining. I refer in particular to special independent schools that look after some of our most vulnera...



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith

So any successor body would have—



Education and Skills Committee 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I declare an interest as a member of the GTCS. This is a welcome move because it has considerable importance in improving professionalism right across the board. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

The Parliament knows that, for several decades, the Scottish Conservatives have wanted to see a school system that involves real devolution to headteachers. We ar...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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
S5M-06201: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-06186.4: Agriculture (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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AgainstCarried
S5M-06186.1: Agriculture (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 61 Abstain: 6
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ForDefeated
S5M-06186: Agriculture (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 80, Against: 36 Abstain: 8
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AgainstCarried
S5M-06257: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 86, Against: 29 Abstain: 9
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SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1B
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1C
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
S5M-06164: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 108, Against: 11 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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 >>
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Question S5O-01188: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01091: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01216: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09049: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00897: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08768: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08767: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00749: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07323: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07324: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017 Show Full Question >>

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