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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Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] Business until 18:10 : 30 September 2020


Colin Smyth

Many businesses and organisations are currently facing financial difficulty as a direct result of Covid-19 restrictions—often specific to Scotland—having been pla...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] Business until 18:10 : 30 September 2020


4. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the autumn budget revision. (S5O-04644)



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] Business until 18:10 : 30 September 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

The news today that the preferred bidder for Prestwick airport does not wish to complete the purchase of the sale will be deeply worrying for the 300 workers who ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Increased infrastructure investment is vital if we are to kick start our recovery and deliver a just transition to a green economy at a time when Scotland faces t...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Colin Smyth

Does the Government have a view on whether any changes to the legislation are needed. Is the bill an opportunity to change the legislation to improve the use of d...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Good morning. A number of witnesses have suggested that more effective use could be made of dog control notices in cases of livestock worrying. What are your view...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I echo the thanks to Liz Smith for bringing this incredibly important issue to the chamber.

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Colin Smyth

The cabinet secretary has had six months in which to make this announcement and is responding today only because of my topical question. He has previously used th...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Colin Smyth

The Government has made more than 40 announcements on transport, worth almost £650 million, since the beginning of March. Only three of those were made in Parliam...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


2. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the plan to extend the emergency measures agreement to help rail services deal with the impact of Covid-19. (S5T-02403)

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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AbstainCarried
S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-22835: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22711: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22678: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22550: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22313: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22243: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22181: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21892: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21686: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20807: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-32183: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32182: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32184: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32185: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04672: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32134: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32135: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32136: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32133: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32112: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/09/2020 Show Full Question >>

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