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

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The decreasing birth rate is not new and it is not unique to Scotland. A recent report from the National Records of Scotland suggested that some of the reasons be...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


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

Deciding when, and if, to have children is a matter of personal choice. The Scottish Government is working hard to create a country that is the best place in the ...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In February, I wrote to the pensions minister about the recent changes to pension credit eligibility, and I urged him to consider the impact of those changes, particularly on those WASPI wom...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


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

We have raised that issue with the United Kingdom Government on numerous occasions and have made clear our position that it should take responsibility for the mis...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That is certainly a fine way of putting it. I agree with the basis of Gil Paterson’s intervention. This is the UK Government’s mess, and it is the UK Government’s...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Maureen Watt brings up another very important point about the catalogue of decisions that the women have made during their lives with the best of knowledge and in...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


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

I thank Sandra White for bringing this important motion to Parliament, and I pay tribute to the WASPI women who are here today, including those from my constituency of Dunfermline and from w...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


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

I thank Mark Griffin for the opportunity to respond, because I will not close the debate. I believe that I will discuss the consultation with the Social Security ...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2019 [Draft] : 27 March 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We do not assess or set any requirements for how people use their payments. It is for the individual to decide how to use them, as it is their entitlement....



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2019 [Draft] : 27 March 2019


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

We are on track to deliver the early learning and school-age payments by summer 2019. On 6 March, Parliament approved the regulations that create the new payments. We continue to build the i...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16554.4: Revoking Article 50 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.4: Climate Emergency (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.3: Climate Emergency (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 22, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-16012.3: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15926: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15629: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15627: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15626: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15598: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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