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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claudia Beamish

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Claudia Beamish

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Claudia is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claudia does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Claudia has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on COP26

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claudia has had 8 previous roles

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

25 May 2016 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

22 December 2011 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 22 December 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Convener

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Conveners Group

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Claudia'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 Claudia Beamish. The date of their initial statement was 28 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018 I travelled to Norway to explore a working system of a Deposit Return Scheme. The costs of the visit were approximately £689, £220 for hotel, £319 for flights and around £150 for meals, and were met by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). [Registered 11 September 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in France with an estimated value of between £200,001 and £250,000. I receive rental income from it of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 1 October 2016 I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Scotland’s Futures Forum. [Registered 01 November 2016]

I am a member of the Campaign for Borders Rail. [Registered 16 June 2016]

I am a member of the Clydesdale International Twinning Association. [Registered 23 November 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claudia Beamish 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: 24 March 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I have been frantically trying to cut my speech from four to three minutes, Presiding Officer; I will do my best. I thank Emma Harper for introducing the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. What a lot of work for all involved…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

“Breaking Point” (Response)

2. Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I would like to pay my respects to Mike Russell and to wish him well. In particular, I recognise all the work that he has done on protecting our environment and shaping our response to the sad demands of Brexit. I turn to my question…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "How will the Scottish Government help to facilitate the shift from what risk being high-carbon stranded assets to the sectors of the future? Will there be guarantees that recognise the just transition imperative and ensure low-carbon outcomes…

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

REACH etc (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I echo and reinforce the points that you and Mark Ruskell have made…

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Red Rocks and Longay Urgent Marine Conservation Order 2021 (SSI 2021/131)

Claudia Beamish: "It is fundamentally important to protect such sites in our marine environment in the context of sustainable development. I am relieved that the SSI has been made…

Votes

How Claudia Beamish has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claudia Beamish has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Claudia Beamish 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-35982

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the resumption of trawling in the Inner Sound of Skye on 1 April 2021 might impact on the national status of priority marine features in that area."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35986

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what actions it is taking to halt the decline in biogenic reef habitats that was reported in the Scottish Marine Assessment 2020."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35985

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will record blue carbon emissions and removals in its next report on estimated greenhouse gas emissions."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35984

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the (a) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding including blue carbon emissions and removals in the National Greenhouse Gas inventory."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35983

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the protection and enhancement of blue carbon stores is necessary for the achievement of its climate change targets."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34562

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is on track to deliver a publicly-owned energy company by the end of the current parliamentary session and, if not, by what date this will be delivered."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5O-04853

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the level is of children's and young people’s participation in the civil courts, and how it monitors the quality of the support that they are given."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33639

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review forestry funding mechanisms to facilitate the planting of native trees on riverbanks to create shade to mitigate climate-induced warming."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 15 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33609

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what provision can be made for disabled access at Carstairs Railway Station, and whether renewal work currently underway as part of Network Rail's CP6 plan provides an opportunity to do so."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33310

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, when considering the granting of a child contact or residence order, to what extent a court takes into consideration an applicant’s previous civil or criminal convictions for, or history of, domestic abuse against the child’s other parent, and, before granting such an order, what safeguards it would…

Answered by: Ash Denham on 24 November 2020

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