Colin Smyth MSP

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Colin Smyth MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Colin is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth

Has there been any change involving, for example, taking carriages off to deep clean them?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth

I turn to the issue of rail services. I have noticed that the number of carriages on some services has been reduced. That may simply be a response to passenger nu...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth

I turn to the issue of bus services. Those of us who are still using public transport see that passenger numbers are already plummeting, so we know that services ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth

Or to insist that they go into the scheme, because they have already opted out.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth

What would the criteria be for you as the minister to instruct a company to do that? For example, what would you do if a company is a coach operator but people us...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I am curious about an issue that one of my constituents has raised. Some bus companies can opt out of the scheme; I am referring particularly to companies that ru...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

The cabinet secretary will know that, as a result of Government policy and pressures on council budgets, many former council assets such as community centres have...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 March 2020 [Draft] : 18 March 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

As the cabinet secretaries for economy and the rural economy have both said, the announcement advising people to avoid restaurants and pubs, for example, has had ...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

The health secretary will be aware that, yesterday, the Government’s figures showed that the first case in Dumfries and Galloway had been confirmed. Today, I unde...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I declare an interest, as I am a member of the League Against Cruel Sports, the deputy convener of the cross-party group on animal welfare and Scottish Environment LINK’s member of the Scott...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-20807: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19922.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19715.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19631.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19190: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18968: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18192: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17948: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17190: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16564: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-28154: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28153: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27911: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27910: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27872: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27874: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27873: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27654: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27635: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27634: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Question >>

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