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


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I was just about to talk about the consensual and constructive tone that was taken by Labour today and to say why we are willing to support the Labour amendment. ...



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


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

We have heard in the debate about the action that the Scottish Government is taking to tackle poverty and to make Scotland a fairer, more equal society.



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


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I am grateful to Jeremy Balfour for taking a second intervention. The ...



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


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

Next year, accountability and the powers for social security will come to this Parliament. The timetable has been laid out for a safe and secure transition. That is understood by stakeholder...



Social Security Committee 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


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

Thank you, convener. The draft order sets out the high-level limits for the eligibility rules for job start payment assistance. It does not set out the rules for payments; it describes the l...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

Unfortunately, I cannot give Mr Gibson a precise answer on that. Due to the smaller sample sizes involved in local authority-level analysis, it is not possible to...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


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

Once the Scottish child payment is fully rolled out, we estimate that around 13,000 children in North Ayrshire could be eligible for it, out of around 410,000 eli...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Scottish Government is committed to using the limited powers that it has to try to make the delivery of universal credit better suited to the needs of those who claim it. Since October 2...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Shirley-Anne Somerville

I absolutely take the point that Pauline McNeill raised. The Government is seriously looking at the issue to see what we can do. We are slightly limited in our po...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


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

Our tackling child poverty delivery plan commits £22 million for new parental employment support, with a focus on helping parents in work to progress through thei...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19939.3: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19843: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19577: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18221: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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