Colin Smyth MSP

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Colin Smyth MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

The minister is refusing to admit that his target date of the end of 2021 for R100 is not going to happen. Is that not the modern-day equivalent of Monty Python’s...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


Colin Smyth

Under the First Minister’s Government, regulated rail fares have rocketed by 54 per cent. That is a massive £1,500 hike for a season ticket for a worker who travels between Glasgow and Edinb...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 December 2019 : 05 December 2019


7. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that ScotRail fares will increase by 2.4 per cent in January. (S5F-03764)



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Transport remains Scotland’s most polluting sector, responsible for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions but, last year, car use increased while rail use flatl...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement, and I place on record my appreciation of all the members of th...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Colin Smyth

I agree with John Finnie’s proposal. When we carried out our inquiry, we took a lot of evidence from people who were strongly in support of closed containment sys...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Colin Smyth

Does the bill make provision for the unknown unknowns?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Colin Smyth

Under the bill, will we be able to collect the data that will be required in the future? Will any restrictions result from the bill?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

We have touched on this issue quite a lot. For the avoidance of doubt, the policy memorandum states that



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Colin Smyth

The Scottish Government provides about £3.2 million per annum to Dumfries and Galloway Council through strategic waste funding. Will the cabinet secretary give a ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

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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 S5W-26596: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03764: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26465: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26464: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26463: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26462: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26466: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03818: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26405: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26288: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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