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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

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claire has 3 parliamentary and government roles

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Conveners Group

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: 26 January 2022

Budget 2022-23 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am pleased to contribute to the debate on behalf of the Economy and Fair Work Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Education and the 2022 Examination Diet

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "We all know that the pandemic has had a significant impact on education. In the past two years our learners, teachers and other staff have all experienced significant disruption to education…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Standards Commission for Scotland (Appointment of Member)

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Along with Christine Grahame and Maggie Chapman, I was a member of the corporate body appointment panel, and I invite MSPs to agree the appointment of Suzanne Vestri as a member of the Standards Commission for Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Asda Foundation

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I congratulate Alexander Stewart on securing the debate and thank him for the opportunity to speak about Asda’s bringing communities back together fund and the broader work of the Asda Foundation in supporting communities…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the second meeting in 2022 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Colin Beattie has given his apologies; we are joined by John Mason, who is here as his substitute…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05027

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the comments by the Minister for Drugs Policy on 17 June 2021 about more regular reporting of drug-related deaths by the National Records of Scotland (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05022

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the comments by the Minister for Drugs Policy on 17 June 2021 about Public Health Scotland’s ongoing surveillance work (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05026

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the early warning system, referenced in the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce’s Interim Report, is on track to be developed and rolled out by 31 March 2022, and whether it will detail how the system will operate."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05025

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the public health surveillance system, referenced in the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce’s Interim Report, will be fully operational, and what information the system will collate."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05028

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has not established a drug checking service, such as WEDINOS, which was launched by NHS Wales in 2013, and whether it has any plans to establish a similar service in the future."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05024

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people (a) have died and (b) were admitted to hospital in connection with the consumption of synthetic opioids in 2020, broken down by (i) the specific substance and (ii) NHS board."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05023

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the National Patient Safety Alert issued by Public Health England, Potent synthetic opioids implicated in increase in drug overdoses, which was issued on 18 August 2021, whether it has been notified of any instances of (a) isotonitazene and (b) other synthetic opioids having been detected in the illegal…

Answered by: Angela Constance on 11 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05104

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of the drug-related deaths that were included in the National Records for Scotland (NRS) Homeless Deaths reports for 2017-2020, were also included in the drug-related deaths figures that were published by the NRS in each year between 2017 and 2020."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04220

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Drugs Policy on 26 October regarding holistic support for families (Official Report, c. 69), how much of the £3…

Answered by: Angela Constance on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04219

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the projected cost is of the national marketing campaign to reduce the stigmatisation of people with a drug problem; how long it will run for; whether it is being targeted to particular locations, and how it is being funded."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 23 November 2021

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