Colin Smyth MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

However long I have the privilege of serving the people of South Scotland as an MSP, I suspect that I will look back on 3 April 2018 as one of the darkest days. P...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

If Scotland’s food and drink sector is to reach its potential, it needs to be supported by ambitious, comprehensive legislation. Over the past year, the Government has, at various points, pr...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Colin Smyth

I welcome that, but producers in rural communities want long-term stability and a long-term vision for the future of rural support. Farmers do not plan on the bas...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

This has been a welcome, if long overdue, debate. Getting support for rural communities right post-Brexit is crucial, not only to sectors such as agriculture but to Scotland’s economy as a w...



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


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank Mairi Gougeon for advance sight of her statement. I refer members to the voluntary part of my entry in the register of members’ interests, which says that...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Colin Smyth

Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank Brian Whittle for lodging his motion, and declare an interest as the chair of a local campaign group to reopen Eastriggs railway station on the Nith valley line in south-west Scotlan...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Transport accounts for almost two thirds of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, with road transport responsible for almost three quarters of that. If we are to m...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Colin Smyth

The cabinet secretary knows that, if he had not issued the waiver, he could have issued a remedial plan notice far earlier than he did. He eventually issued a rem...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Colin Smyth

Months ago, in September, ScotRail’s performance plummeted to a level that breached its franchise agreement. Instead of taking decisive action to demand improveme...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15390.3: Scotland’s Future Economy (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15390.1: Scotland’s Future Economy (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15390: Scotland’s Future Economy (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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Motion S5M-15243.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15125: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15108: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14720: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14520.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14509.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14338: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14244: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13947: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13876.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-20839: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20842: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20841: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
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