Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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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 13 September 2017 : 13 September 2017


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

Thank you, Presiding Officer. I, too, tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 June 2017 : 29 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The aim of the review is to assess the effectiveness of the support system for all students in further and higher education. Its entire purpose is to ensure that the system is equitable and ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 June 2017 : 29 June 2017


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

The independent review of student support, which is chaired by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, has reached its midway point. A consultation to gather a wide range of views on how students across Scotland...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2017 : 14 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Obviously, those decisions are taken by local authorities, and it is for local authorities to answer for the decisions that they take at the local level. However,...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2017 : 14 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As the member will no doubt be aware, the cabinet secretary has launched a series of initiatives for new routes into teaching. The inspiring teachers marketing pr...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2017 : 14 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I, too, support the event that the member is going to. It is fantastic that such events, which inspire women and girls to go into STEM careers through the use of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2017 : 14 June 2017


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

The Government is continuing to invest in science teaching and learning in line with the broader series of ambitions and aspirations set out in our draft science, technology, engineering and...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2017 : 07 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In reply to Liz Smith, I mentioned the additional 50 medical undergraduate places for the 2016 intake, which universities will use to support the Government’s widening access aims. We also h...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2017 : 07 June 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Liz Smith is correct to point to the increase of 50 medical undergraduate places targeted at students from the most-deprived areas. She will also be well aware of the workforce planning requ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2017 : 07 June 2017


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

Young people at school are provided with experiences and careers advice to raise awareness of a range of available degree opportunities. There are also targeted schools programmes to encoura...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-01792: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00431: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-08066: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-08015: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-07975: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2011 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S3M-07940: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/02/2011 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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