Liz Smith MSP

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Liz Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Liz is a member of the following Committees:

Liz is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liz Smith

We should welcome the most recent statistics that show those trends. However, we do not welcome the fact that recent statistics show that there are serious shortages of graduates in key sect...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


6. Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that student access to Scotland’s universities is based on the principles of equity and excellence. (S5F-028...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

One of the trainee music teachers who came to speak to us via the Royal Conservatoire made the point that the family of one youngster in a class with which they h...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

We have received an awful lot of evidence in the past month or so to the effect that people feel very strongly that music is the poor relation and that other subj...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

If that is the Government’s policy, which I think we all agree with, would you be concerned about circumstances such as those in Midlothian, where other cutbacks ...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

I will follow up on SQA qualifications. I agree that there are concerns in Midlothian. It is obviously a difficult issue, because there is devolved autonomy for l...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

We have heard a lot of evidence on the issue, and the problem that the committee faces is particularly about the young people who have been very successfully invo...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

I would like to think that you are right about that, but the article that I mentioned states:



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

Thank you for your view on that. There is a serious issue here, not just for music tuition. If pupils are to be charged for taking SQA qualifications in music whe...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


Liz Smith

Do you recognise that, if that proposal to bring in charging for SQA qualifications goes ahead, that will be very much at odds with the view that has been express...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 26
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
AbstainCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Liz Smith
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Motion S5M-13945: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13642: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12685: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12625: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11871: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11020: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11000: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09821.3: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5F-02842: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02595: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02539: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02530: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19617: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19121: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02368: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02581: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18382: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18164: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/08/2018 Show Full Question >>

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