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 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


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

We are giving active consideration to that issue, because, increasingly, we want to ensure that no one falls through any gaps in the Government provision. The Fir...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Simply because the Scottish child payment does not have a reliance on health and social care professionals, and the disability benefits do. That is not to say tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I agree with Sarah Boyack on both points. There is a duty on employers to act responsibly during this crisis, and she is right to stress the importance of benefit...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

As I said to Mark Griffin, social security spending is demand led and therefore if people are eligible for a payment they will receive it. We affirm strongly that...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

My officials and I discussed very seriously whether there were alternatives to asking the DWP to continue that would let us move forward with disability benefits,...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Government has already ensured that there is increased funding available for local authorities. Part of the announcement that Aileen Campbell made, I think, last week—forgive me, the wee...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We will have a different way of working, but I have to be blunt on this point, and I hope that Bob Doris recognises the context in which we are working. The prior...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

One of the important ways that we can assist the DWP is by recognising the pressure that its staff are under. I have called for the DWP to make changes to some re...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The differences will be stark because, as I said in my statement, the new system is based on trust.



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The statement that I intended to give this month was a much cheerier one than the one that I have given. We had planned a stakeh...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 12
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 16
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
Amdt 40 : SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 41, Against: 41 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
AgainstDefeated
01 April 2020 - Back-up vote 2: S5M-21371: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 28
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 29
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 30
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 34
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Shirley-Anne Somerville
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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 >>
Motion S5M-19843: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19577: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18221: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 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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