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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Katy Clark

Scottish Labour

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Katy Clark

Contact details

Contact online

Website: katyclark.org

X (previously known as Twitter): @KatySClark

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01294 605655
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Katy is a member of 23 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women, Families and Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Katy does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Katy has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Katy had 1 previous role

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

22 September 2021 - 25 April 2023

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Katy'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 Katy Clark. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 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

On 8 May 2022, I was provided with a 2 night hotel stay at the Novotel, Sheffield by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (a trade union of 2nd Floor, 17 Devonshire Square London, EC2M 4SQ) when attending and speaking at its Annual conference and 125th Anniversary Event. The value was approximately £140 in total. [Registered 25 May 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Katy Clark 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: 18 April 2024

Prison Officers Association (68 Is Too Late Campaign)

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "I congratulate my colleague Pauline McNeill on securing this important debate. The age at which prison officers can retire from the service and collect their pension is currently set at 67, and it is due to increase to 68…

Chamber meeting date: 18 April 2024

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill: Stage 1

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "Made a request to intervene."

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Decision Time

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 17 April 2024

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "I am pleased to close the debate on behalf of Scottish Labour. Hate and prejudice have no place in Scotland, and robust laws are needed…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "Thank you, Stephanie, for being so brave as to come along today. It must be incredibly difficult…

Votes

How Katy Clark has voted in Parliament

Find out how Katy Clark has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Katy Clark has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03342

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to help resolve the industrial dispute by lecturers."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26871

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of any procurement legislation that requires public contracts for (a) new ferries and (b) operators of ferry service contracts to be put out to competitive tender."

Answer expected on 30 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26870

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of any contracts that Transport Scotland has awarded to external consultants in connection with the Ardrossan Harbour upgrade since 2016 to date."

Answer expected on 30 April 2024

Question ref. S6T-01899

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to tackle child poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03289

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to support tenants, in light of reports of accelerating rents."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26009

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to introduce legislation that would prevent any person who is subject to sexual offender notification requirements from being a councillor."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25759

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether the Scottish Prison Service will commence work on the replacement of HMP Greenock in 2025-26."

Answered by Angela Constance on 11 March 2024

Question ref. S6T-01838

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to resolve industrial action in the further education sector."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25646

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how much Peel Ports Group has received in harbour dues relating to Ardrossan Harbour, since the company acquired the harbour in 2003."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25647

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of the (a) closure of the Irish Berth at Ardrossan and (b) transfer of the Arran service from Ardrossan to Troon on the Performance Regime in Part 3, Schedule 15, of the current Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract with CalMac Ferries."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 March 2024

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