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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claire Baker

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2007 - present day

About Claire Baker

Contact details

Contact online

Website: clairebaker.org

Twitter: @ClaireBakerMSP

Facebook: Claire's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6769
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main St
Lochgelly
Fife
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786 726
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Claire is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claire has 1 parliamentary and government role

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

Party Roles

Claire has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claire has had 24 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

11 January 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 11 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

28 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Democracy

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

23 June 2011 - 19 September 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

20 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 April 2008 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Labour

15 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 15 September 2010

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 May 2008 - 01 October 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

20 September 2007 - 01 May 2008

Audit Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 May 2008

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Claire's register of interests

MSP's must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Claire Baker. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

In December 2010 I received a donation of £500 from ASDA Glenrothes Store (of Fullerton Road, Glenrothes, KY7 5QB) towards the costs of producing and printing my Christmas cards. This interest, registered on a voluntary basis in the previous session of the Parliament, is now included in the gifts category as a result of the change in the threshold value for registration of gifts.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my husband, a flat in Aberdeen with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-Operative Party.

I am a member of the RSPB.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claire Baker has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Tourism (Covid-19 Impact)

Claire Baker made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 25 June 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I will first ask about the guidance that was published last weekend. Stephen Leckie was also on the radio this morning and you will be familiar with the argument that the 2m rule should be reduced to 1m to allow businesses to be more viable…

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Negotiation of the Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom Government

Claire Baker made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 25 June 2020

Claire Baker: "I will ask about business preparedness…

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Education Recovery

Claire Baker made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "There is evidence that there are significant differences in children and young people’s levels of engagement with virtual approaches to learning…

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Theatres (Covid-19 Support)

Claire Baker made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

7. Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to the theatre sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04426)"

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UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020 (Ticket Touting Offence) (Exceptions for Use of Internet etc) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Claire Baker made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 18 June 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Does the cabinet secretary have any views about the concern that the process might be quite cumbersome and whether it would be an effective deterrent…

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Written questions

Written questions Claire Baker has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

S5W-29962 - Answered

16 June 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent each month to advertise guidance and information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in (a) (i) local, (ii) regional and (iii) national newspapers, (b) television, (c) radio and (d) other media outlets."

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S5W-29964 - Answered

16 June 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent in each of the last 12 months on advertising in (a) (i) local, (ii) regional and (iii) national newspapers, (b) television, (c) radio and (d) other media outlets."

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S5W-29963 - Answered

16 June 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) (i) local, (ii) regional and (iii) national newspapers and (b) media outlets have ceased operation in the last 12 months; what analysis it has carried out of the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on these publications, and what support it has provided to them to prevent them from…

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S5W-29968 - Answered

16 June 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs are linked directly to (a) (i) local, (ii) regional and (iii) national newspapers and (b) other media outlets, and what information it has regarding the number that are linked indirectly."

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S5W-29761 - Answered

09 June 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had place with (a) the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, (b) the Scottish Tourism Alliance and (c) holiday and caravan park representatives regarding when it will be safe to restart businesses."

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