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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Clare Adamson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Clare Adamson

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @ClareAdamsonSNP

Facebook: Clare's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6377
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Suite G2
The Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1PN

Phone: 01698 337540
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Clare has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 18 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

19 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Convener

19 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Convener

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

16 November 2017 - 23 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

02 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 02 December 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 February 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Clare'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 Clare Adamson. The date of their initial statement was 17 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

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

In 2010 I received a donation for my Westminster Campaign for the seat of Lanark and Hamilton East from the Fire Brigades Union.

I am a member of the Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

From 7 October to 13 October 2012 I was part of a cross party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of government departments, schools, trade and cultural organisations including the Taipei City authority, Ministry of Justice, Directorate of European Affairs, The Straits Exchange Foundation, Hinchu Science Park, Mayor of Tainan, Tainan Municipal Jhongsiao Junior High School, Changhua Christian Hospital, Tzu Chi Foundation, British Council, Taiwan Women’s Centre, Green Energy and Environment research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute and Taiwan Handicraft Centre. The cost of the visit was £2,200 for return flights, £660 for hotel accommodation, £350 for meals and £70 for transport. All costs (which totalled £3,280) were met by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts valued at less than £250 which included a ceramic bowl, a glass drinking mug, Hakka traditional bag, hand mirror, commemorative bookmarks, Taiwan tea, a pair of commemorative whisky glasses, a pair of ceramic Chinese lion figures and a pair of drinking glasses. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

On 3 and 4 September 2015 I attended a Global Irish Parliamentarians Forum in Dublin. The purpose of the visit was to bring together parliamentarians from around the world who share an affinity with Ireland. Local transport, accommodation and food costs of £262 were met by the Irish Government. Transport costs to and from Dublin were met by myself. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am married to John Adamson who is a retired Teacher and a former NASUWT Union Representative.

I am a member of the British Computer Society.

On 19 and 20 January 2014 I visited CERN in Geneva as a member of the Cross-Party Group on Science and Technology at the invitation of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The purpose of the visit was to engage interested members of devolved assemblies and Parliaments of the UK in the work of CERN in order to inform and drive public understanding and participation in particle physics. Travel and accommodation costs were met by a bursary of £350 from the STFC (a research council of Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ) which was administered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

On 9 March 2019 I was invited by the charity School of Hard Knocks to attend the Scottish Six Nations at Murrayfield with hospitality provided by Heineken UK Ltd at The Caledonian Brewery, 42 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1PH. I attended with my husband and value of the hospitality for two was £400. I do not consider that this gift meets the prejudice test.

I am Vice-Chair of Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Clare Adamson 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: 25 November 2021

Culture Strategy (Progress)

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Can the cabinet secretary comment on the progress that is being made in embedding culture across portfolio areas to unlock the sector’s full potential?"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 25 November 2021

Scottish Government’s International Work

The Convener: "The committee is conducting an inquiry into the Scottish Government’s international work. The aim of the inquiry is to consider how the Scottish Government engages internationally and what it wants to achieve from that work…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 25 November 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning and welcome to this meeting of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. Agenda item 1 today is to decide whether to take an item of business in private. Do members agree to take item 3 in private…

Chamber meeting date: 18 November 2021

Weir & McQuiston (Administration)

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The First Minister might be aware that Wishart-based, family-owned Weir & McQuiston (Scotland) Ltd entered administration this week…

Chamber meeting date: 18 November 2021

Scottish Parliament Website

8. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what action it has taken to assess the effectiveness and utility of the new Scottish Parliament website. (S6O-00414)"

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02158.3

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supported by: Daniel Johnson, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02158.1

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 23 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02158

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Kate Forbes, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02158.2

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supported by: Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 29 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02139.2

Removing the Cap on Funded Places for Frontline Medical Students

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Result 67 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Clare Adamson 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-02627

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Registrar General for Scotland will publish the annual report for 2020."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S5W-36042

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its joint plan with COSLA in response to COVID-19 for people with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36044

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the third annual report of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36041

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the promise since the publication of the outcome of the independent care review in February 2020."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36063

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35485

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what allowances can be made for garden centres and other horticultural businesses to prepare for sowing seasonal bedding plants now, in advance of being able to reopen to the public once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted…

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 5 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35111

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the rationale behind the evidence gathering methodology adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in conducting its review of Curriculum for Excellence."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33627

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what more it will do to support people through the COVID-19 pandemic this winter."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33631

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reviewed the eligibility criteria for the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33424

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the proposed consultation of the regulation of electricians will be published."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 23 November 2020

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