Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 November 2017 [Draft] : 16 November 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I appreciate Margaret Mitchell’s work on the issue over a long period, and I am more than happy to look into the detail of her question. There are a number of way...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 November 2017 [Draft] : 16 November 2017


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

I am delighted that, through the £200,000 grant funding that the Scottish Government provided to Dyslexia Scotland this year, we have been able to support the development of the pilot.

Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Mr Gibson is quite right to point out that a decision was made to ensure that colleges were asked to look at recognised qualifications leading to employment, whic...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I said, enrolments in part-time courses are still 72 per cent. The majority of students in colleges are women.



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


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

As the First Minister stated at First Minister’s questions last week, short courses for younger and older students alike continue to be available. Indeed, 72 per ...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 October 2017 [Draft] : 26 October 2017


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

I am delighted to lay before Parliament today a STEM education and training strategy for Scotland that focuses on excellence, equity, connection and inspiration. Indeed, only this morning, I...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 October 2017 [Draft] : 26 October 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The young STEM leaders project will work alongside the UK network for STEM ambassadors. One aspect that works particularly well is young people inspiring other yo...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 October 2017 [Draft] : 26 October 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I said in answer to an earlier question, SDS is looking at that in great detail. We have a gender action plan that sets out the work that SDS will do on appren...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 October 2017 [Draft] : 26 October 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Gillian Martin has raised an important point. We need to look not only at what happens in schools and the education system, but at what happens when young people,...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 October 2017 [Draft] : 26 October 2017


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I have said in answers to other members, the Scottish Government is undertaking a range of initiatives to deal with the challenges that we face in teacher recr...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-08828.1: Migration (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-08828: Migration (Alasdair Allan)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 33 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 98, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 67, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-08706: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Gillian Martin)
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-08696: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-08558.1: Presumption of Mainstreaming (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 02/11/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08558.3: Presumption of Mainstreaming (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 02/11/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 53 Abstain: 1
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AgainstCarried
S5M-08558: Presumption of Mainstreaming (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 02/11/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 0 Abstain: 55
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AbstainCarried

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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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