Liz Smith MSP

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


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Senior figures in the HE sector have said that, last Wednesday, when the Scottish Government indicated that it would issue updated guidance to students, the 19 hi...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith

It has been the choice of Mr Swinney’s Government to make those decisions. That is why we have seen a reduction in teacher numbers. It is nothing whatever to do w...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith

In the past few days, we have laid out exactly how we hope to address the question of teacher numbers. We have made specific calculations—[Interruption.] They are...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

It is, of course, common knowledge that, in several programmes for government, the SNP has been unequivocal in placing education at the top of its priorities—and, specifically, policies that...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

The Scottish Parliament had the opportunity to pass a new education bill. Why did that not happen?



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Is the cabinet secretary now confirming that he recognises that there are serious flaws in several key sections of the bill, including wording that is open to mis...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liz Smith

The panellists will be aware of the recommendations that the Scottish Council for Development and Industry has made. It would like, first, a green jobs transition...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liz Smith

I would like to make a brief point, if I may. Do you think that that would increase the incentive, given that it would bring ownership of some of the issues down ...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liz Smith

I have a simple question, but it does not have a simple answer. There is a lot of discussion about who should have fiscal levers to hand for Government policy mak...

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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AgainstCarried
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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ForDefeated
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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AgainstCarried
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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Not VotedCarried
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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AgainstCarried
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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ForDefeated
S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Liz Smith
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-22652: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22637: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22403: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22256: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22189: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22116: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22013: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21264: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20625.2: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20415: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5O-04591: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31604: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31606: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31603: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31602: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31605: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31416: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04540: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29925: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04140: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2020 Show Full Question >>

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