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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 their Constituency

The Control Tower
Perth Airport
Scone
Perth
PH2 6PL

Phone: 01738 553990
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

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

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

27 February 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture 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

03 October 2007 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

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 Munro Society.

I am a member of the John Muir Trust.

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: 16 September 2021

Outdoor Education

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "5. To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is putting in place to support outdoor education. (S6O-00153)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Fiscal Framework (Review)

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "What measures will the Scottish Government put in place to assist with improving the transparency in Scottish Government fiscal policy, given the concerns that we heard at the Finance and Public Administration Committee yesterday about the need for much better understanding of the fiscal framework and Audit Scotland’s concerns about enhanced…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2022-23: Public Finances and the Impact of Covid-19

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Councillor Macgregor, you said in answer to Mr Greer that you were hopeful of you and the Scottish Government working towards a better fiscal framework than we have currently. Can you put on record your three top priorities for making it better?"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Rural Housing Fund

5. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the rural housing fund. (S6O-00111)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "As we engage in this debate about the programme for government, it behoves us all, once again, to recognise and understand that the expectation from the public, as was shown clearly yesterday, is that the Parliament’s primary focus will be on economic recovery from the pandemic. In the same context, I have no doubt whatever that business and…

Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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. S6W-02330

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing people living in Scotland who are travelling abroad to use lateral flow tests (LFT), rather than the more expensive PCR tests."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02409

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cost was to the SQA of implementing the Alternative Certification Model for (a) 2020 and (b) 2021."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02408

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cost was to the SQA of implementing the 2019 diet of examinations."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02689

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with other UK administrations to ensure there is UK-wide compatibility in relation to a person's vaccination status."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-00098

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on addressing concerns regarding the wellbeing of young people following the impact of COVID-19."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 2 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01612

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s report, The Economics of Biodiversity, which was published by the UK Government in February 2021, what steps it (a) has taken and (b) will take to ensure that Scotland's demands on nature do not exceed nature’s capacity to supply."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 30 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01615

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the findings of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s report, The Economics of Biodiversity, and of the urgency of protecting and restoring nature, whether it will provide an update on its work towards a new biodiversity Strategy."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02329

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the digital COVID-19 vaccination pass will be made available for people living in Scotland and travelling abroad."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01613

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations in Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s, The Economics of Biodiversity, that measures of economic success must be changed to guide Scotland towards sustainability, or risk endangering the prosperity of current and future generations, what work it is doing to develop alternative…

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 12 August 2021

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."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 12 August 2021

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