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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Karen Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Karen Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Karen's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6811
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

20 Chapel Street
Peterhead
AB42 1TL

Phone: 01779 400 601
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Karen is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Karen has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Convener

Party Roles

Karen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Karen has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 20 February 2024

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

01 February 2023 - 14 February 2024

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Karen'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 Karen Adam. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a local authority Councillor for Aberdeenshire Council (of Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB). I spent in the region of 40 hours per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. I received a final payment of salary on 27 May 2021.

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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Karen Adam 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.

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 18 June 2024

Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener (Karen Adam): "Good morning, and welcome to the 16th meeting in 2024 of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. We have apologies from Paul O’Kane and Meghan Gallacher…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

British Sign Language Services

4. Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much of its annual budget is allocated to the provision of BSL services to ensure that the Parliament is accessible to those who use BSL, in light of the 2022 census results showing that BSL is used by 117,300 people, or 2.2 per cent of the population. (S6O-03584)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Public Service Investment

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Made a request to intervene."

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Convener (Karen Adam): "Good morning, and welcome to the 15th meeting in 2024, in session 6, of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. We have received apologies from Annie Wells…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2024

British Sign Language Users (Access to Culture)

3. Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support British Sign Language users across Scotland to access culture, in light of the publication of Scotland’s census 2022 report on language, which found that 117,300 people can use BSL…

Votes

How Karen Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how Karen Adam has voted recently.

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

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 35

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

Result 26 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Karen Adam has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03580

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implications of the reported decision by Aberdeenshire Integration Joint Board to close minor injuries units overnight in Peterhead and Fraserburgh without prior consultation, which has raised significant concerns among constituents."

Answered by Neil Gray on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03584

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much of its annual budget is allocated to the provision of BSL services to ensure that the Parliament is accessible to those who use BSL, in light of the 2022 Census results showing that BSL is used by 117,300 people or 2.2% of the population."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03510

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support BSL users across Scotland to access culture, in light of the publication of Scotland’s Census 2022 report on language, which found that 117,300 people can use BSL."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03076

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the potential impact on Police Scotland and devolved agencies of reports that the Home Office is planning to launch a major operation to detain asylum seekers across the UK, following the passing of the UK Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03374

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the improvement of transport links in the north east of Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03306

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03283

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with commercial bus operators, such as Stagecoach, regarding bus provision in areas like the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03254

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will look into rolling out accessibility options, such as BSL and easy-read, as standard across all forms of public participation."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26164

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the annual fisheries negotiations between the UK and the Faroe Islands."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 14 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03073

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is embedding gender equality into its efforts to deliver a just transition."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

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