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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: 16 April 2024

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021 (Implementation)

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "Does the cabinet secretary accept that the first few days of the implementation of the act have been a shambles, that poor communication has led to confusion over what is a hate crime and that there has been a loss of public confidence…

Chamber meeting date: 28 March 2024

Tenant Support

6. Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "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. (S6O-03289)"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 28 March 2024

Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "The Scottish Government’s preferred implementation option is to have an agency agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions. What are the advantages of an agency agreement with the DWP for the recovery of compensation payments…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 28 March 2024

Social Security Scotland

Katy Clark: "In recent months, Social Security Scotland has been taking longer to complete redeterminations of adult disability payment applications. Have our witnesses any idea why that might be the case? What impact are the delays having on clients…

Chamber meeting date: 27 March 2024

Ferguson Marine (Chief Executive)

Katy Clark (West Scotland) (Lab): "Mr Tydeman was clear that investment was needed for structural changes at the yard, to put it on a firm footing for future orders. In fact, he said that that was required by last Christmas…

Votes

How Katy Clark has voted in Parliament

Find out how Katy Clark has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12864.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 53 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845.2

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 29 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Angus Robertson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 66 for, 29 against, 23 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12845.1

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 23 for, 93 against, 1 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12111

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Result 89 for, 0 against, 31 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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. 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

Question ref. S6O-03170

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support ferry users, in light of reports that MV Caledonian Isles will be out of action for four more months."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

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