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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claire Baker

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2007 - present day

About Claire Baker

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6769
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Claire is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Claire is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claire has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Claire has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Drugs Policy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claire has had 18 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Deputy Convener

11 January 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 11 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

28 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 19 September 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

15 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

02 October 2008 - 15 September 2010

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 May 2008 - 01 October 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

20 September 2007 - 01 May 2008

Audit Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 May 2008

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Claire's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Claire Baker. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my husband, a flat in Aberdeen with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claire Baker has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Town Centres (Economic Recovery)

4. Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the economic recovery of town centres. (S6O-00052)"

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Drug-related Deaths

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I welcome this afternoon’s debate, and I am pleased to be leading for Scottish Labour on the issue in my role as shadow minister for drugs policy…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Women’s Health

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I very much welcome this debate on women’s health…

Chamber meeting date: 3 June 2021

Education

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "This has been a broad debate, and there are many areas of agreement. However, I share the concerns that have been raised about this year’s exam programme…

Chamber meeting date: 2 June 2021

National Qualifications 2021

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Can the cabinet secretary indicate when the appeals process will be completed, given the impact that that will have on applications for further or higher education…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 22

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 59 for, 117 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Claire Baker has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-00476

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what reassurances it can provide to parents and carers regarding the risk of COVID-19 to young children, in light of comments by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care during a radio interview on 2 June 2021 that travelling from a Level 2 area to a Level 1 area to visit a soft play centre “could lead…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 22 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00479

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its assessment of the risk to children’s health from COVID-19 is being revised, and on what basis."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 22 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00477

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent research or assessment it (a) has carried out and (b) is aware of regarding the health risk to children from COVID-19, including from variant strains."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 22 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00478

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there has been in increase in cases of children being hospitalised as a result of COVID-19 in the six months up to June 2021."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 22 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00461

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 2 June 2021 on National Qualifications 2021, for what reason the deadline for making priority appeals has been set as 16 August."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00460

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 2 June 2021 on National Qualifications 2021, how students wishing to use the priority appeal process will be supported during the school summer holidays."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00459

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 2 June 2021 on National Qualifications 2021, whether it expects teachers to be in contact with (a) the SQA, (b) schools and (c) individual pupils during the period from 25 June to 16 August 2021."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00462

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 2 June 2021 on National Qualifications 2021, what impact it expects the appeals process to have on the workloads of teachers."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35756

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, as part of the COVID-19 recovery process, what research it is undertaking into the impact of the pandemic on BAME groups, and how the needs of Polish people are being (a) identified and (b) addressed."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35753

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how health data on minority ethnic groups is collected and collated."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 March 2021

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