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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

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

I am a member of the Buffalo Farm Limited’s Founders Club. In exchange for a refundable joining fee, I receive an annual product voucher per Founders Club membership, issued annually in arrears and equal to 10% of each joining fee per annum. [Registered 10 June 2022]

On Saturday 5 February 2022 I attended the Scotland v England rugby match at BT Murrayfield as guests of Openreach. In addition to tickets for the match, the hospitality included food and drink. I understand that the cost of this hospitality was approximately £600. [Registered 10 February 2022]

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: 30 June 2022

Dundee Drugs Commission

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I thank the Dundee drugs commission for the power of work that it has undertaken over the past four years…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Medication Assisted Treatment Standards

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "The number of drug deaths in Scotland remains too high: in the past 14 years, more than 11,000 people have died preventable deaths. Today’s publication of the benchmarking report is welcome, but its content is not: it is a disaster…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 June 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the 17th meeting in 2022 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Today’s meeting is being held virtually…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 June 2022

Broadband Connectivity

The Convener: "Our next item of business is an evidence session on broadband connectivity. I welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes MSP…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 15 June 2022

Registers of Scotland (Information and Access, etc) Miscellaneous Amendment Order 2022 [Draft]

The Convener: "The committee will now take evidence on the draft Registers of Scotland (Information and Access, etc) Miscellaneous Amendment Order 2022…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 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-10131

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice and support the Never Use Alone phone line, run by the charity We Are With You, provides."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10130

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have used the Never Use Alone phone line, run by the charity We Are With You, since its launch, and, of those, how many have been referred to (a) drug treatment services and (b) other forms of support."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08008

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to implement the reported upcoming UK Government’s Alcohol Treatment Guidance; if it does, whether this implementation will be supported by a framework of standards, and, if so, how, and against which indicators will outcomes be monitored in order to ensure improvement."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07987

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the career development of highly-skilled clinical researchers."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06602

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is responding to the reported warnings of under-reporting of sexual crimes, and what action is being taken to address the reported barriers to reporting of such crimes."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 2 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06605

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported significant increase in sexual assault, rape and attempted rape crimes in the last ten years."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 2 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06603

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support and progress the recommendation of the Virtual Trials National Project Board that specialist online courts be set up to tackle domestic abuse cases."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06905

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the light of the reported 49% decline in the index of breeding seabirds in Scotland since the 1980s, what assessment it has made of the impact of the reported increased mortality of seabirds recorded along the North Sea coasts in autumn 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06907

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to improve the prospects and resilience of Scotland’s seabird populations, in light of them reportedly being internationally important but in decline."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06906

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it has undertaken or is aware of on the likely causes of the reported increased seabird mortality recorded along the North Sea coasts in Autumn 2021."

Awaiting answer

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