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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Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

This charter is very different. In Scotland, we are trying to do things differently from the DWP, so there will be areas that do not fit with the DWP’s policy int...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In the Scottish Government, there is certainly great interest in the policy-making process, which has been very different for the ministers who have been responsi...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I thought that I just described that. I am not sure whether you are trying to get at something in particular but—



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Local delivery is a key difference in how Social Security Scotland will be developed, because we are keen to have face-to-face local delivery, and that includes i...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That ties into the work that is going on outwith the measurement framework. The agency has an interim corporate plan, which will go out to consultation and will b...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

In many ways, that is not for me to decide. We are handing the process over to those with lived experience to decide how they want to measure that.



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I will provide the committee with information on the specifics, in so far as we can break it down. As Julie Guy said, we cannot break down some aspects because to do so might identify people...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The detail of that will come from the disability consultations that will take place as we move to the new benefits. In developing the system for decision making o...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

We are very keen to develop the process. The process has been an exceptionally innovative way of developing policy, which is why, as well as having the core group, further work for the focus...



Social Security Committee 31 January 2019 [Draft] : 31 January 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

That is a very important point. I—quite rightly—was not involved in the core group or in the research. That would not have been appropriate for ministers. I will bring in my colleagues to sa...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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Not VotedCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Shirley-Anne Somerville
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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 >>
Motion S5M-14157: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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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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