Colin Smyth MSP

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 April 2018 [Draft] : 18 April 2018


Colin Smyth

Should that extra funding come from the industry?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 April 2018 [Draft] : 18 April 2018


Colin Smyth

I want to touch on that. In the Norwegian model operators make a contribution to an aquaculture research fund. Do you think that there is sufficient investment in...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 April 2018 [Draft] : 18 April 2018


Colin Smyth

You mentioned collaboration with the industry. Should fish farm operators in Scotland contribute more to research? If so, how would that work in practical terms?<...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 April 2018 [Draft] : 18 April 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

What funding do your organisations provide for research and innovation projects relating to salmon farming, including assessments of wild fish stocks? ...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 April 2018 [Draft] : 18 April 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Does the minister agree that, at a time when the food and drink sector is growing, it remains a scandal that many children in Scotland still go to bed hungry at n...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 April 2018 [Draft] : 17 April 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I commend members of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee for their work on this inquiry. The final report is a comprehensive and insightful ...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 April 2018 [Draft] : 17 April 2018


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

When we add agency and seasonal workers to the permanent workforce, we see that, if Pinneys closes, the number of potential job ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018


Colin Smyth

At present, local authorities require a delegate partner to carry out delegated functions for regional marine planning on behalf of ministers. Finding a delegate ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018


Colin Smyth

To be clear, amendment 82 does not seek to extend the use of one or two-member wards to the mainland. Although I have some sympathy for that idea, it is not the a...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018


Colin Smyth

I lodged amendment 82 because I was concerned that the bill’s wording was somewhat ambiguous and potentially restrictive. The use of the word “mainly” in section ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-11347.1: Scotland’s Support for the (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11289.2: Better Buses (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 51 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11289: Better Buses (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-11290.2.1: Scrap the Council Tax (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11290.2: Scrap the Council Tax (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11290.1: Scrap the Council Tax (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-11290: Scrap the Council Tax (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11160.1: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 25, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11160.3: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 21, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-11160: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-11289.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10857: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10451: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10434: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/02/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09799: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/01/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09376: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09353: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09218.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06689: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06160: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-15892: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15888: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15890: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01994: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15693: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15694: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15637: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-15583: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/03/2018 Show Full Question >>

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