Colin Smyth MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Smyth

The debate has done little to allay Labour’s concerns that the Transport (Scotland) Bill is, in many ways, a missed opportunity....



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I, too, place on record my thanks to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, its clerks and assistants, the many stakeholders who gave their views on the bi...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Smyth

I welcome John Finnie’s amendment 174, which will lay the groundwork for much-needed simplification of the TRO and RSO processes. An onerous TRO process can often...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Smyth

My amendments all make what I believe are relatively simple but important changes to the bill’s provisions on warrants and inspections. I think that we all recognise the need for those enfor...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Amendments 112, 113 and 115 to 118 seek to tidy up the bill’s provisions on the issuing of warrants to access private premises for the purposes of enforcing the workplace parking levy and co...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


Colin Smyth

I want to turn the discussion to common frameworks. It is pretty clear that if we find ourselves crashing out of the EU on 31 October, the UK Parliament will not have passed the Fisheries Bi...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I am one of the MSPs for the South Scotland region.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


Colin Smyth

The amendments in the group look to exempt a number of people and groups from the tax. There are strong arguments to be made for each of the exemptions. Ultimatel...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


Colin Smyth

I support amendments 1 to 21, which would remove the workplace parking levy from the bill entirely. The workplace parking levy is unpopular; it is regressive; and...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


Colin Smyth

Amendment 89 would require ministers to approve workplace parking levy schemes before they can be brought in. That would provide an additional layer of oversight to the process. Having two l...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19287.1: Supporting Innovation (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19287.2: Supporting Innovation (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-18623: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19193.1: Give Them Time Campaign (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.2: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.1: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19190: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-16460: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16408: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16014: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15698: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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