Colin Smyth MSP

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

Last week, at First Minister’s questions, the First Minister said that all Government agencies should pay the living wage. Given that Prestwick airport is owned b...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

I want to go back to the ferry contract. Two organisations are involved, one of which is publicly owned. Given that taxpayers’ m...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

Given how poor performance is and the fact that it has been plummeting, do you not accept that you should reconsider the fare increase?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

We are clear that the payments are being paid in advance because of delays. In effect, compensation is being given to Abellio through advance payments because of delays, but nothing is being...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

So Abellio will not be out of pocket because of the current delays. Do you think that it is fair that passengers will be out of pocket when they face yet another fare hike in January, at a t...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

Can you explain why Transport Scotland decided to make early contractual payments to Abellio?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

Those arrangements were obviously known about when the ScotRail franchise was awarded to Abellio. Will the current franchise ever meet the 92.5 per cent overall f...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

The email was very clear. You said that any further drop in performance would be unacceptable, and there has been a further drop. You touched on where we are at the moment, and you are right...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

An email that was sent on 19 September by your private secretary to Transport Scotland’s ScotRail franchise manager in response to a request by ScotRail for a wai...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Colin Smyth

I would like to turn our attention to issues on our railways. In September, ScotRail’s performance fell below the breach level that was set out in the franchise a...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 26
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-14720: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14520.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14509.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14338: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14244: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13947: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13876.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13785: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13054: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12376: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-20280: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20241: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20243: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20246: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20242: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20245: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20244: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02834: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20184: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20161: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/11/2018 Show Full Question >>

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