Colin Smyth MSP

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Colin Smyth MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 30 July 2020 [Draft] : 30 July 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

Whatever the arguments over the handling of the lifting of the quarantine rules for travellers who arrive from Spain only for the rules to be reintroduced a coupl...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the cabinet secretary for the advance sight of his statement, and I add my thanks to Scotland’s transport workers.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Colin Smyth

Looking forward, given the importance of the food and drink sector, how are you planning to engage with it? Food and drink was never a priority area for SSE’s pre...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Colin Smyth

I will come to future plans in a moment, but first I want to follow up on what Nick Halfhide said about the flow of information. I am sure that both David Oxley a...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

My questions are primarily follow-ups to those of John Finnie, and they are directed at Nick Halfhide and David Oxley. Given that the role of the two agencies is ...



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


Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the cabinet secretary for the advance sight of his statement and for the update on CAP payments. I add my appreciation to the staff involved in ensuring that payments are made in dif...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Colin Smyth

In the light of the cabinet secretary’s very helpful comments, I will not move amendments 40 and 41, in the hope that we will have further discussions on the issue. I make it clear that the ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Colin Smyth

I lodged amendments 40 and 41 in response to the Government’s decision to shelve the good food nation bill. Although I acknowledge that the decision not to go ahead with the bill may have be...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Colin Smyth

Consultation on agricultural activity is an important principle.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Colin Smyth

I will not move amendment 39.

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
ForDefeated
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
ForCarried
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
ForDefeated
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
ForDefeated
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
ForDefeated
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
ForCarried
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
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-22313: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22243: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22181: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21892: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21686: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20807: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19922.3: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19715.2: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19631.4: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19190: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30973: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30901: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-30781: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-30588: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
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