Liz Smith MSP

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Liz Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Education and Skills Committee 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Liz Smith

I do not disagree with what you have just said, cabinet secretary. On ...



Education and Skills Committee 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Liz Smith

Do you share the concern about the need to ensure that we are broadening the appeal of Scottish universities, particularly when it comes to research funding and attracting the best students ...



Education and Skills Committee 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Liz Smith

I want to pick up on the issue of wider achievement and maintaining excellence in our university sector. We have been able to enjoy that for a long period. I do not think that it is any secr...



Education and Skills Committee 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Good morning, cabinet secretary.

Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith

That will give good results, which is the key thing. The nub of the issue is which assessment process is giving the best results.



Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith

I am thinking of what the schools need, because they deliver the assessments. Is there any data that you think is missing when it comes to our ability to produce ...



Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith

Is there any more data that we need that we do not have?



Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith

Would you equate the term “unethical” with “misuse”? Is that what you are saying?



Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith

Thank you. My colleagues will go into some of those specific aspects.



Education and Skills Committee 09 January 2019 [Draft] : 09 January 2019


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Before we get into the detail of the evidence that the witnesses have submitted, I note that the Parliament is generally interested in the criteria that make for good-quality assessment. Pro...

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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ForDefeated
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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AgainstCarried
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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AbstainCarried
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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ForDefeated
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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AgainstDefeated
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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AgainstCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Liz Smith
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Motion S5M-13945: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13642: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12685: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12625: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11871: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11020: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11000: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09821.3: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Liz Smith
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Question S5W-21072: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02718: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02842: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02595: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02539: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02530: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19617: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19121: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02368: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02581: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Question >>

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