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:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I said in my original answer, the latest stats from UCAS demonstrate progress on the widening access agenda. The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding ...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


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

We are committed to ensuring that all our young people, no matter their background, have an equal chance of going to university. Our target is for 20 per cent of students who enter universit...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I commend Ayrshire college for the outstanding outcomes that it has achieved for its students. I had the pleasure of attending an event on Monday evening in Ayrsh...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


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

The Kilwinning campus of Ayrshire college is the only Scottish college with a PFI arrangement in place. The PFI contract obligations of around £2.2 million per year for the campus at Kilwinn...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I wish the pupils and staff well in their endeavours at their new campus. The Deputy First Minister will visit the campus, which he is looking forward to.



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I very much commend the work of the University of the West of Scotland in this and other areas relating to widening access. As I have stressed before in the chamber, it is imperative that al...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


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

We expect schools and other partners to work collaboratively with one another, and there are many examples of schools doing that effectively with universities, co...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The colleges in that area should be commended for the innovative work that they are taking forward together and in partnership, and for taking full advantage of t...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


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

In the 2018-19 academic year, through the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council, the Scottish Government will provide a real-terms increase of ove...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland will do a great deal of work on that with students as they apply for funding in future years. It is important that we make ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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AbstainCarried
S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12573: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/06/2018
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12483: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 31/05/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 94, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 34 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

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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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