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 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


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

On 18 September, the United Kingdom Government made a formal request that Scottish ministers give in-principle agreement to the inclusion of provisions in a UK bi...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I will respond to the member in writing on the current staffing level in the agency, but I can confirm today—and I reassure him about this—that



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


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

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the Scottish Government, Social Security Scotland and the Department for Work an...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I agree absolutely with Joan McAlpine. We have continually called on the UK Government to scrap the two-child limit, the rape clause and the benefit cap, and to f...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


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

I am proud that we are using our new social security powers to introduce the Scottish child payment, which will open for applications in November, with first payments to start from the end o...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Government is keen to ensure that it is supporting front-line workers who have contracted Covid-19 as a result of their employment. That is something that I know the Cabinet Secretary fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 September 2020 [Draft] : 30 September 2020


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

People experiencing long-term impacts on their daily lives as a result of Covid-19 will be encouraged to access disability assistance benefits in the same way as clients who apply with other...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 29 September 2020 [Draft] : 29 September 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I thank all members for their contributions to the debate, and everyone who contributed at stages 1 and 2 of the bill’s passage. Pauline McNeill was quite right to refer in her closing remar...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 29 September 2020 [Draft] : 29 September 2020


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

I thank all those who have contributed to and supported the development of the bill. I know that the past months have been hard on everyone, so I am particularly ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 29 September 2020 [Draft] : 29 September 2020


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Amendment 4 is another minor technical amendment to the provisions on suspensions, which were introduced at stage 2 of the bill. The amendment makes it clear that...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-22887: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22845: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22770: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22674: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22675: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22602: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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