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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: 2 December 2021

Covid-19: Preparing for Winter and Priorities for Recovery

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

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 1 December 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the 13th meeting in 2021 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Our first item of business is a decision on whether to take in private item 4. Are members content to do that? Members indicated agreement."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 1 December 2021

Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/409)

The Convener: "Under agenda item 3, the committee is invited to note the Diligence against Earnings (Variation) (Scotland) Regulations 2021. The regulations update the figures in part 3 of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987, which covers earnings arrestment…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 1 December 2021

Scotland’s Supply Chain

The Convener: "The main item of business is the fourth session in our inquiry into Scotland’s supply chain…

Chamber meeting date: 30 November 2021

Storm Arwen (Response)

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I note that the Deputy First Minister did not mention Stirling Council in his statement…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02326

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.1

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Rachael Hamilton, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02326.1

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.2

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 10 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-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

Question ref. S6W-04218

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 2021 that there will be a "rapid review of the services that are required to support people who experience mental health and substance use problems" (Official Report, c. 69), who will carry out the review; whether it will provide further details…

Answered by: Angela Constance on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03741

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging the retrofitting of cars with electric engines by (a) incentivising individuals and businesses to have cars retrofitted with electric engines and (b) providing support for businesses specialising in retrofitting."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 10 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03732

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that eligibility criteria for business support provides accessibility for co-operative business models."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 3 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03730

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to implementing community booster share schemes, including via the Scottish National Investment Bank."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 3 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03731

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging and supporting co-operative business models and community ownership as a core part of the economic recovery from COVID-19."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 1 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02747

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what targets it has set for the uptake of naloxone kits, made available to the public."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02742

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent reports that a significant proportion of publicly-available electric vehicle charging points are not working."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02748

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the projected cost is of the national marketing campaign to raise public awareness of the signs of drug overdose; 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 22 September 2021

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