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:

Shirley-Anne is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I welcome the IPPR’s report and agree with Bob Doris that urgent action is required to prevent the flaws in the UK Government’s benefit system from deepening the ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


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

Social Security Scotland has rapidly changed its working practices to enable agency staff to continue to deliver the carers allowance supplement, the young carer ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Mr Mason raises a very important point. We know that Covid-19 impacts unequally on different communities, and that is a central recognition that will be part of t...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


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

The advisory board on social renewal has been tasked with developing new policy proposals at pace to help to renew Scotland, putting equality, social justice and ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I thank Mr Mason for his interest in the Scottish child payment. He is right to point out that its delivery is the priority for the Government. At the moment, we ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


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

I updated Parliament in April, advising it that, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the social security programme would no longer be able to deliver to the previously announced timescales. My ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I am grateful to Graham Simpson for recognising the hard work of Social Security Scotland staff, including the new recruits who have been working remotely. I comm...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I thank members for their constructive contributions today. I have listened carefully to their critique and their suggestions for how the bill can be improved, and I look forward to working ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


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

I will begin by thanking the stakeholders who have engaged constructively with both the Government and the Social Security Committee to inform and scrutinise the provisions in the bill. I kn...



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


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I thank members who have contributed to the debate. Again, I want to express how pleased I am that there has been cross-party consensus and agreement on the bill’...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Shirley-Anne Somerville
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Motion S5M-22121: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22115: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21778: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21021: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21019: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21020: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20853: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20851: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20206: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19939.3: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 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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