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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 3 parliamentary and government roles

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

Conveners Group

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)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Deputy Convener

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Thank you, Colin, and thanks to everybody for supporting me to be convener of this important committee. I am looking forward to taking on the role…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Legacy Paper

The Convener: "Item 4 is the legacy paper from the former Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee. I thank all the members of that previous committee for a detailed report that will give us a good basis for the work that is ahead of us in this session…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I declare that I am a member of Unite the union and the Co-operative Party. I am also elected as a Labour and Co-operative Party MSP."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "Item 5 is for the committee to decide to take our remaining business in private. Do members agree that consideration of item 6 will be in private? Members indicated agreement. 11:26 Meeting continued in private until 12:25."

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

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

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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 11 23 June 2021

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

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-01508

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the uptake has been of the use of regular lateral flow tests by members of the public."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01511

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the change in scheduling of routine invitations for cervical screening from three years to five years applies to women who had their last appointment prior the change to the system in 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01507

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what targets it has set for the regular use of lateral flow tests by members of the public."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01504

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress is being made on ensuring nationwide availability of home-based testing for HPV."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01506

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has taken to address any COVID-19 vaccine-hesitancy that Polish people in Scotland might have."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01509

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging the use of regular lateral flow testing by members of the public."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01505

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination by Polish people in Scotland compares with the wider population."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01510

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information has been provided to the public on the decision to extend routine invitations for cervical screening appointments from every three years to five years."

Awaiting answer

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

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