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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Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The funding council is working with the NUS—indeed, it is still funding some work with the NUS—to encourage the growth of student associations in colleges. From m...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That is a very fair point. Particularly in apprenticeship week, I am very keen to encourage young people to look at the different opportunities that are available...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The decisions that we took in 2013 were about simplifying the system. We worked hand in hand with stakeholders to ensure that that happened. However, we are alway...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Yesterday, I was asked what action the Government had taken in the context of the review of student support. My answer was given to demonstrate the action that we...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I certainly do not see any reason for there to be a change to the support that the centre receives. I understand that it also receives money from the Scottish Gov...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Mary Fee is absolutely right that we need to look at that issue. We have not refreshed the STEM strategy, which is still quite new. However, we have an implementa...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I spoke to Gillian Martin about the college statistics, of which there is analysis through developing Scotland’s workforce. Some of that might touch on widening a...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In any policy remit, it is difficult to determine the results of one policy when other aspects, such as the economic crisis a couple of years ago, may have had an...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The decisions that we took in 2013—for example, the decision about our guaranteed minimum income for those from the poorest backgrounds—were supported by the Nati...



Education and Skills Committee 07 March 2018 : 07 March 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I certainly hope that that will come through. I am sure that Mr Gray will pick me up on it if there are aspects that we have not looked at. It is our initial resp...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-11695.2: Safe Injection Services (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 19/04/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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S5M-11695.3: Safe Injection Services (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 19/04/2018
Result - For: 47, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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S5M-11695.1: Safe Injection Services (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 19/04/2018
Result - For: 9, Against: 98 Abstain: 0
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S5M-11695: Safe Injection Services (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 19/04/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-11347.1: Scotland’s Support for the (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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S5M-11289.2: Better Buses (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 51 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-11289: Better Buses (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-11290.2.1: Scrap the Council Tax (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-11290.2: Scrap the Council Tax (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-11290.1: Scrap the Council Tax (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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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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