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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

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: 14 September 2021

Scottish Parliament (Designated Status)

Claire Baker (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "On behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, I welcome the opportunity to correct some of the significant misunderstandings and inaccuracies that have been reported and commented on regarding our decision to seek designated status for the parliamentary estate. The SPCB takes its responsibility to provide a safe and welcoming…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning and welcome to the third meeting in 2021 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. I welcome again Maggie Chapman. Although she is not a member of the committee, she is attending for the evidence session…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Employment and Skills for Recovery

The Convener: "Our second item of business is an evidence session on employment and skills for recovery. I thank all the witnesses for joining us…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 1 September 2021

Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2021

The Convener: "Agenda item 3 is consideration of a Scottish Government consent notification for a UK statutory instrument…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 1 September 2021

Economic Recovery

The Convener: "Item 2 is an evidence-taking session on business recovery…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

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-02654

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01507 by Humza Yousaf on 30 August 2021, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding what targets it has set for the regular use of lateral flow tests by members of the public."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 September 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."

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02207

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will issue regulations and guidance to implement Part 2 of the Alcohol etc (Scotland) Act 2010, which allows local authorities to establish social responsibility levies on alcohol sales to support prevention and treatment of substance misuse."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 2 September 2021

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."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 30 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02208

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any profits made by the alcohol industry following the implementation of minimum unit pricing."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 27 August 2021

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."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2021

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."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2021

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."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 4 August 2021

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