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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

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

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute 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

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

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: 18 May 2022

Warm Home Discount Scheme

3. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to the United Kingdom Government’s consultation, launched on 9 May, regarding the proposed expansion of its warm home discount scheme. (S6O-01096)"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Budget (Website)

Liz Smith: "On that point, I draw the panel’s attention to the letter that the committee received from the Presiding Officer, in which she said: “Officials have also recognised the need to provide increased detail on major multi-year project costs as part of the annual budgeting process”. She goes on to say that the committee should note that, because it is…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

National Performance Framework: Ambitions into Action

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I will explore two themes, the first of which is based on some comments that were made to the committee last week…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 3 May 2022

Public Administration in the Scottish Government

Liz Smith: "I have three questions if I may, permanent secretary, all very much on the theme of transparency, which we have just been discussing. You have been up front about your belief that what happened over the ferry issue was regrettable…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 3 May 2022

Scottish Fiscal Commission (Appointments)

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Good morning, Dr Lombardi. You have correctly identified that forecasting is by no means an exact science—I could not agree more with that comment…

Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Liz Smith 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. S6O-00856

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what assessment has been made of the new car park barrier system."

Answered by: Claire Baker (On Behalf of the SPCB) on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05759

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of elective surgeries were cancelled in each month since March 2020, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05225

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when Scottish Ministers were first made aware that there had been a potential breach of state aid rules in relation to its contract with Tata Steel UK Ltd."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05178

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the reference on page 12 of the Scottish Budget 2022-23, when the details of the proposed workplace parking levy scheme will be published."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05180

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates will be raised by the higher property rate in 2022-23, broken down by industry sector, and how many properties in each industry sector will be liable for the supplement."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05181

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much additional revenue from non-domestic rates it expects would be generated in 2022-23 from the increase in the poundage rate proposed in its Budget, broken down by industry sector."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05179

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to its proposal that rates relief for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will continue at 50% for the first three months of 2022-23, whether this rates reduction will be awarded automatically, or will businesses be required to apply for it."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05177

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) business and (b) higher rate poundage (i) has been in each year since 1999-2000 and (ii) would be in 2022-23 under the proposals in its Budget."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05147

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) insurance industry regarding (i) the issue of reimbursing COVID-19-related domestic trip cancellations and (ii) whether there is a need for consistency across providers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03693

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the NHS Tayside oncologists who were found by the General Medical Council to have acted appropriately, in line with professional clinical practice, when administering treatment to breast cancer patients, despite concerns expressed in the 2019 Health Improvement Scotland report."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 November 2021

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