Ruth Davidson MSP

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Ruth Davidson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Central
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

What a lot of waffle. I am very pleased that the First Minister thinks that it is legitimate for me to ask questions about our failing education system; frankly, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

So in answer to my asking for a good reason why the First Minister will not allow Teach First to operate here, we have, “I spoke to a woman in London, but I am no...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister raised the issue of Teach First, so let us have a little look at, shall we? This week we learned that, in the past five years, almost 400 talen...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

We do not have enough teachers in Scotland. Given that all sides accept that, does the First Minister agree that, when young people in Scotland choose teaching as...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S5F-01271)



Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

It is funny that the First Minister has talked about what a range of international experts have said about curriculum for excellence, because she did not actually...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

Here is a fact for the First Minister: bright young trainees are starting their careers in Scotland without the tools that they need to do the job. It is not me w...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

Ten years—and five out of every 30 pupils cannot write properly. We in Scotland like to pride ourselves on an education system t...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017


Ruth Davidson

Today in Scotland, in a secondary 2 class of 30 pupils, on average five of them cannot write properly. That is double the number just four years ago. When the Fir...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 May 2017 [Draft] : 11 May 2017


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S5F-01239)

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-05603.3: Fisheries (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05603.2: Fisheries (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05603: Fisheries (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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S5M-05594.2: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 25, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05594.1: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05594: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05479.3: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05479: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05423: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 09/05/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 44 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05312.3: Carers and Social Care (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 48, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-05282.4: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04710.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03173: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01655: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00601.1: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13309: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11863: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11830: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10843.1.2: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10154: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-01301: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01271: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01239: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01217: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01184: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01149: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01106: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01070: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01028: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00983: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2017 Show Full Question >>

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