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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6762
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liz is not a member of any 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 the Munro Society.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a member of Friends of the Black Watch.

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: 23 June 2021

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Revenue 2021-22)

1. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what revenue it estimates it will receive from land and buildings transaction tax in 2021-22. (S6O-00049)"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Covid-19

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Scottish universities are reporting that the number of students who are likely to arrive from red-list countries for the start of the new academic term in September is likely to exceed the hotel quarantine allocation, and they are complaining that the issue has not been addressed in good time. Why is that the case and what will be done to address…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Provisional Outturn 2020-21

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I join the minister in thanking the people who are on the front line as we grapple with the pandemic, which is obviously forcing Scotland to face up to very difficult circumstances…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Regional Land Use Partnerships

1. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with the land reform minister regarding measures to be put in place to introduce regional land use partnerships. (S6O-00009)"

Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 22

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 59 for, 117 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

MSP voted against

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. S6W-00972

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to renew beaver control licences when the current licences end on 16 August 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00206

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Scottish National Party manifesto commitment, what the cost would be of bringing the higher non-domestic property rate into line with that in England, broken down by industry sector."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 4 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35206

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the (a) Welsh Government (b) Northern Ireland Executive and (c) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the operability of Scotland's deposit return scheme with other planned schemes across the UK."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35204

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it still anticipates its deposit return scheme will be operational by July 2022."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35205

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of the current economic situation, and whether this will have any impact on the implementation date of July 2022 for its deposit return scheme."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35202

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the trials of digital deposit return schemes in Wales and Northern Ireland, and whether these schemes could be used in Scotland."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35203

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will appoint a scheme administrator for its deposit return scheme before the end of the current parliamentary session."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34907

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide information about how Regional Land Use Partnerships will be funded; whether that funding will be sourced from the agricultural budget, and what its reasons are for its position on the matter."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 12 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33932

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34291

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have been treated in hospital solely for COVID-19 since 1 December 2020, also broken down by how many received treatment in intensive care units."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 20 January 2021

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