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

Liz is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 24 May 2018 [Draft] : 24 May 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Does the First Minister accept that one of the main concerns about the proposed education bill is its apparent contradiction of allowing teachers to have greater ...



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

Who do you believe has that final responsibility? Where does the line of accountability for the spend lie?



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

I want to pursue the logic of that, given what you said in your answer to Gillian Martin. Are you saying that the local authority has the overall say on how well ...



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

Mr Swinney, you have been clear that the pupil equity funding goes direct to schools and that the responsibility for making the decision rests with them. The comm...



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

Okay—thank you. That means that there are quite a lot of lines of accountability.



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

I am sorry to interrupt you, but I want to be absolutely clear about this. Do the guidelines come from you or from local authorities?



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

And nobody else?



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

To whom are they accountable?



Education and Skills Committee 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I have just one question at the moment, convener. To whom is a headteacher accountable when he or she makes a decision about how to spend PEF money?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 May 2018 [Draft] : 23 May 2018


Liz Smith

Will the member take an intervention on that point?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12342.3: Housing (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 23/05/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12344.2: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Tackling the Employment Gap (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 22/05/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12344: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Tackling the Employment Gap (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 22/05/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12264: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223.1: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12223.2: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12223: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.1: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.4: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-12358: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11871: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11020: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11000: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5F-02293: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16182: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16181: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16180: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02039: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16107: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16063: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16062: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16060: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01973: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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