Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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Shirley-Anne Somerville

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  • Member for: Dunfermline
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Committees:

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 29 November 2018 [Draft] : 29 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The member is right to point to all those commitments that the Government has made. We are committed to maintaining the level of the disability benefits that are ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 November 2018 [Draft] : 29 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I appreciate Mark Griffin’s challenge to the Government to do more and to do it faster. As Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, I certainly bea...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 November 2018 [Draft] : 29 November 2018


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

People who rely on disability benefits have consistently told us that what matters most to them is that they are paid the right amount of money on time, so the most important consideration w...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That sits within Derek Mackay’s portfolio, but I am aware that work to review the council tax reduction scheme is being somewhat hindered by uncertainty about the...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That question is for a different minister. However, we have repeatedly raised our great concern about the fact that in our count...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I take on board what has been said. I agree with the deputy convener that the issue is complex, and that it is made even more complex because of the move to unive...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

My understanding is that that figure is the status quo: the threshold is not being lowered. If the committee requires further information that I do not have to ha...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Eligibility for free school meals is set in devolved regulations, so it would be up to the responsible cabinet secretary in this area—in this case, the Cabinet Se...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As the deputy convener rightly points out, the rules on passported benefits are very complicated. The policy area sits in many different ministerial portfolios; t...



Social Security Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I suppose that that would depend on the type of formalised local relationship. At all times, we would encourage a user-centred approach that—as I said at the begi...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15126.3: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15126.2: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 24
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ForCarried
S5M-15126: Demonstrating Leadership in Human Rights (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 24
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ForCarried
S5M-14447: Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill (Tom Arthur)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2018
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15096.4: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 1
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S5M-15096.1: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15096.3: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 31 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15096: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 26 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
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

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Motion S5M-14621: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14434: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14160: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14156: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14157: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14101: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06113: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04286.1: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02511: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02418: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3O-13323: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39851: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39781: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-37554: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33478: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-10348: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33305: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33304: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33306: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33307: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>

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