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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6377
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Clare is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Clare is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Clare does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 17 previous roles

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

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

02 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

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

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.

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.

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).

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

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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

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: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I welcome Mr Matheson and Ms McAllan to their new roles, and I congratulate Sharon Dowey and Mercedes Villalba on their maiden speeches, both of which were passionate. I look forward to working with them going forward…

Chamber meeting date: 2 June 2021

National Qualifications 2021

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I pay tribute to the work of our schools, teachers and pupils at this difficult time. I am concerned about the volume of correspondence in my mailbox, as there are high levels of anxiety among parents and carers about the on-going assessments…

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2021

Scottish Government Priorities

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The First Minister’s statement on priorities for the first 100 days rightly focused on tackling child poverty and inequality…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2021

Greensill Capital

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Presiding Officer, I welcome you to your role. The cabinet secretary talked about the skills of the workforce at Dalzell and Clydebridge…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "took the oath and repeated it in Scots."

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 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. 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

Question ref. S5O-04744

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the risk of flooding."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 November 2020

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