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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @ClareAdamsonSNP

Facebook: Clare's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6376
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

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

Clare is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Games Ecosystem

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Member

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 20 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

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Convener

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

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

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights

Scottish Government

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

24 June 2011 - 21 November 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Scottish Government

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 Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

I am a member of the British Computer Society.

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

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 11 February 2023 I was the guest of the BT Group at the Scotland v Wales Six Nations at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh. The value of this hospitality was £250. [Registered 16 February 2023]

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.

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.

I am married to John Adamson who is a retired Teacher and a former NASUWT Union Representative. I do not consider that this interest is still relevant as I am no longer on the Education Committee. [Amended interest 10 July 2023, Ceased interest 10 July 2023]

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 was Vice-Chair of Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC). [Amended interest 28 June 2023, Ceased interest 28 June 2023]

On 12 September 2023 I attended Hampden Park Stadium for the Scotland vs England friendly match as a guest of Channel 4 Television Corporation (a broadcasting company of 124 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2TX). The ticket and associated hospitality amounted to a total of £478. [Registered 19 September 2023]

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: 20 June 2024

Remote Visa

4. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the call from the Federation of Small Businesses Scotland for the next United Kingdom Administration to pilot a remote visa to benefit remote areas such as the Highlands, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee recommendation, and any implications that this could have for…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Interests

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 17th meeting in 2024 of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. Our first agenda item is a declaration of interests, as a result of a membership change…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "The second agenda item is a decision on taking business in private…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

The Convener: "Our third agenda item is an evidence session as part of the committee’s inquiry into the review of the EU-UK trade and co-operation agreement. We are joined online by Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

National Outcomes

The Convener: "Welcome back. Our fourth agenda item is to take evidence as part of the committee’s inquiry into the Scottish Government’s national outcomes and into the indicators relating to international policy…

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Clare Adamson has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6F-03255

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the call from the Federation of Small Business Scotland for the next UK administration to pilot a remote visa to benefit remote areas such as the Highlands, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee recommendation, and any implications that this could have for…

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27839

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve data collection, mapping and tracking of critical minerals and other material streams within electrical and electronic equipment."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27840

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support world-class research into sustainable materials, including those limiting emissions along entire material and product lifecycles."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27842

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the development of infrastructure to enable the re-use, repair and re-manufacturing of e-waste products according to the waste hierarchy."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27841

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to (a) investing in and (b) incentivising resource-efficient design, production and processes for e-waste products."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27836

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to take steps to improve recycling infrastructure and technologies to enable the increased recovery of critical minerals and other materials."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27838

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the scale of e-waste in Scotland, and what steps it is taking to tackle e-waste."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27837

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding any implications for Scotland, to the e-waste action plan that was recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03550

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for improving intergovernmental relations with the UK Government."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03521

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency to access and participate in cultural activities."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 June 2024

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