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 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place is key to supporting forestry. Given the impact of rising levels of timber transport on small rural routes,...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2020 : 14 January 2020


Colin Smyth

It is still not clear how that improvement plan will work, when previous improvement plans that were instigated by the Government and our rail services failed mis...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2020 : 14 January 2020


Colin Smyth

The cabinet secretary referred to the improvement plan for Serco Caledonian Sleepers. Given the failure of multiple improvement plans on the ScotRail franchise, w...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 January 2020 : 14 January 2020


2. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that complaints about Caledonian sleeper services have increased by 221 per cent. (S5T-01953)



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2020 [Draft] : 09 January 2020


Colin Smyth

I thank the minister very much for that answer. It is exactly a year since the minister said that she would bring forward a bill during the current parliamentary ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2020 [Draft] : 09 January 2020


6. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, as I am a member of the League Against Cruel Sports. To ask the Scottish Government whether the timetable for its proposed ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2020 [Draft] : 09 January 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the minister for advance sight of his statement. The minister has confirmed the worst-kept secret: the Government’s R100 programme, irrespective of the pr...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020


Colin Smyth

Members will have specific questions on each of those nine projects that have not been completed. You said that, when the strategy was agreed in 2009, those proje...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020


Colin Smyth

Do you see a purpose for the working group? Will it meet again in the near future?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020


Colin Smyth

It would be helpful to know what the difference is between the membership of the two groups, so you could perhaps provide that information as a follow-up, rather ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S5M-16460: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-04046: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26979: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26965: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01953: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03972: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26744: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26745: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26743: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26734: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03919: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/12/2019 Show Full Question >>

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