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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 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 13 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

Member

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

Member

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 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

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

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

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

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 National Union of Journalists.

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 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 British Computer Society.

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.

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: 2 February 2023

ME Services

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Youth Vaping

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I thank Siobhian Brown for securing the debate, which is on an issue of increasing urgency. According to the BBC Radio 4 programme “All Consuming”, the global market for vapes has grown exponentially over the past decade…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. We focused our pre-budget scrutiny on the culture spending portfolio…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 26 January 2023

Crisis in Ukraine

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and a very warm welcome to the third meeting in 2023 of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. Donald Cameron MSP is attending the meeting remotely…

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no 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. S6O-01894

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to promote uptake of the Education Maintenance Allowance programme."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14705

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on work to develop a strategy to support the culture sector’s international connections and ambitions."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13303

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set out the costs associated with the production and publication of the paper, A stronger economy with independence."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 16 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01725

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance is in place for local authorities commissioning domestic abuse services."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01690

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support innovation and entrepreneurship in Scotland’s digital economy, including its games sector."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01596

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place to help tackle fuel poverty in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency, including for people with prepayment meters who are worried about rising energy costs."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01274

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the future of STEM learning in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01192

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Solar Energy Scotland report, Scotland’s fair share: Solar’s role in achieving net zero in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08811

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to provide an update on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6O-01024

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress regarding the spring COVID-19 vaccination programme in the NHS Lanarkshire area."

Taken in the Chamber on 4 May 2022

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