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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Liz Smith

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2007 - present day

About Liz Smith

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @mspliz

Facebook: Liz's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6762
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

The Control Tower
Perth Airport
Scone
Perth
PH2 6PL

Phone: 01738 553990
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liz is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Outdoor Education

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liz does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liz has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liz has had 15 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

20 February 2020 - 14 August 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

19 March 2014 - 19 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

27 February 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 27 February 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 10 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

03 October 2007 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Liz'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 Liz Smith. The date of their initial statement was 15 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 4 July to 8 July 2022 I visited Munich and Berlin, Germany, as part of a cross-Party delegation from the Scottish Parliament, meeting Parliamentarians, public officials and business representatives, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1030 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 2 August 2022]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a member of the John Muir Trust.

I am a member of Friends of the Black Watch.

I am a member of the Munro Society.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Liz Smith 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: 8 February 2023

Covid-19 Recovery (2023-24 Budget Allocation)

4. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to spend the proposed Covid recovery portfolio 2023-24 budget allocation. (S6O-01871)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2023

Covid-19 Recovery (2023-24 Budget Allocation)

4. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to spend the proposed Covid recovery portfolio 2023-24 budget allocation. (S6O-01871)"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 February 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Mr Swinney, I go back to the national strategy for economic transformation and specifically to the response to paragraphs 79 and 80…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Last week, I gave great praise for the objectivity and straightforwardness of Kenneth Gibson’s leadership of the Finance and Public Administration Committee. Presiding Officer, I think that I will have to seek to correct the record. Laughter…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Rent Freeze (Effect on Availability)

4. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the effects of the current rent freeze on the availability of rented accommodation. (S6O-01823)"

Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Liz Smith has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01871

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to spend the proposed Covid Recovery portfolio 2023-24 budget allocation."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13816

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a 10-week period was sufficient time for the public consultation on a proposed Scottish Aggregates Levy Bill."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 20 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01823

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the effects of the current rent freeze on the availability of rented accommodation."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01752

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest Recorded Crime in Scotland statistics."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-11905

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to introduce new legislation regarding prompt payment, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 13 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12621

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the reasons are for the reported removal of average speed cameras on the A9 between the Keir and Broxden roundabouts."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 7 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12295

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what budget it has allocated for the rates relief available under the Non-Domestic Rates (Reverse Vending Machine Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 in each year since it came into effect."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 1 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12294

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has received in the last year regarding the rates relief available under the Non-Domestic Rates (Reverse Vending Machine Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2020."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 1 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12293

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its Emergency Budget Review, when it anticipates the joint taskforce with COSLA, regulatory agencies and business will convene, and when it anticipates it will conclude its work."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11844

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has recently undertaken a review of devolved regulations and regulatory burdens affecting businesses, and, if so, when it will publish the conclusions of this work."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 18 November 2022

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