Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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Shirley-Anne Somerville

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  • Member for: Dunfermline
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The protected characteristic of sex in the Equality Act 2010 relates to being a man or a woman. We accept that sex and gender are distinct concepts. The Scottish ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

The Equality Act 2010 is largely reserved. However, a framework to help public authorities to meet the requirements of the public sector equality duty has been set by the Scottish ministers ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

David Torrance is right to point out the impact of universal credit on rent arrears and the impact that that will then have on local authorities. The Scottish Gov...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

Universal credit has had a devastating impact on people in Scotland. As of November 2018, there were around 135,000 people in Scotland in receipt of universal cre...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I am not considering that at all. We have stated the benefits that we will be introducing as part of wave 1 of our timetable for Social Security Scotland. As I sa...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Decisions about charges for services are taken at local level. I believe that that is the right way to do that, because there is...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

Our “Funeral Costs Plan” sets out 10 actions that the Scottish Government will take to tackle funeral poverty across Scotland, including Glasgow. We are preparing guidance on funeral costs, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Mr Lyle is quite right to point out the carers who will benefit from the carers allowance supplement. More than 75,000 will receive two payments this financial ye...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I said in my original answer, I have raised with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions my concerns about the way that the DWP will deal with overpayment...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 December 2018 [Draft] : 19 December 2018


The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville)

I wrote to the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 20 September to highlight my concerns and seek reassurance that, in the event of any overpayment recovery action, th...

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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ForCarried
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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ForCarried
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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AgainstDefeated
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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ForCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-14621: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14434: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14160: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14156: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14157: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14101: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06113: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04286.1: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02511: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02418: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S3O-13323: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39851: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39781: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-37554: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33478: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3O-10348: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33305: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33304: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33306: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-33307: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2010 Show Full Question >>

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