Elaine Smith MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Elaine Smith

Members might not know that the act is called the Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005 because it focuses on the child’s right to be fed, including bottle feeding when mums and babies are o...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Elaine Smith

Does the member agree with me that educating people at a young age about breastfeeding may help to change such societal attitudes? Where people are not used to seeing breastfeeding as the no...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I have a registered interest, having received funding from Unison and Boots the Chemist and assistance from the Govan Law Centre.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I have been asked by a number of student nurses to clarify some issues, so my question is for the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. What guarantees will be ...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Elaine Smith

MSP staff, especially those who work in local offices, are ambassadors for the Parliament and are, in many cases, the only point of contact with the Parliament th...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


4. Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what equality monitoring of staff employed by members of the Scottish Parliament it undertakes, and what steps it is taking to address any un...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Could the SPCB publish guidance on, and could more attention be paid to, fighting the spread of infection, for example by putting paper towels back into toilets, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 March 2020 [Draft] : 04 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I raise a point of order under standing orders rule 7.3.1, which says:



Meeting of the Parliament 03 March 2020 [Draft] : 03 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I am pleased to be able to contribute to the debate in advance of international women’s day on 8 March, so that we—as women parliamentarians—can mark the occasion in the chamber. Over the ye...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 March 2020 [Draft] : 03 March 2020


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I would like further detail about what containment means. For example, would the Government not consider being more proactive by recommending against large gather...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-21281: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21181: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21178: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20989: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/02/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20719: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20614: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20143: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19246: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18580: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/08/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17513: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-28152: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28014: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27999: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28001: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28000: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27998: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27988: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27990: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27989: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27884: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>

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