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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 Rural Development

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

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

15 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

01 April 2008 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Labour

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

27 June 2007 - 01 May 2008

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2007 - 01 May 2008

Audit Committee

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 the Co-Operative Party.

I am a member of the RSPB.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

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.

Burntisland Fabrications

Claire Baker made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "It is just over three years since the workforce of BiFab marched down the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament to fight for their jobs and their community. The company was on the brink of collapse and jobs were in the balance…

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UEFA European Championship (Trading and Advertising) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Claire Baker made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 26 November 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "This question might be better directed to UEFA, but, as I understand it, the planning for the event next summer is the only planning that is taking place for a major event here…

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Policing (Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues) (Independent Review)

Claire Baker made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I welcome the opportunity to speak in this afternoon’s debate. Dame Elish Angiolini has produced a significant and wide-ranging report, which has many important recommendations on areas in which we need to see prompt action…

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Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom Government

Claire Baker made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 19 November 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "A few weeks ago, we heard from Paul Sheerin, who is the chief executive of Scottish Engineering. I think that the majority of the members of his organisation are small and medium-sized businesses…

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Musicians and Music Industry (Covid-19)

Claire Baker made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 November 2020

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "First, I thank all the MSPs who have supported the motion and helped to bring the debate to the chamber. I also thank the cross-party group on music, and Tom Arthur MSP, for their assistance with drafting the motion…

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Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Claire Baker in Parliament

Find out what motions Claire Baker has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23435

Sauchie Community Group Named Tenants Group of the Year

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23364

Sue Ryder, Bereavement Support

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23195

Impact of COVID-19 on Scotland's Musicians and Music Industry

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22147

Fife Voluntary Action's Prescription Collection and Delivery Service

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-33355 - Answered

18 November 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government how it is responding to the findings of the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing."

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S5W-33354 - Answered

18 November 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32371 by Jenny Gilruth on 3 November 2020, who was invited to participate in the roundtable with academics from partner countries and the UK on approaches to international development; whether it will publish a list of those individuals who attended, and how the invite list…

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S5W-33357 - Answered

18 November 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32368 by Jenny Gilruth on 3 November 2020, whether it will accept written submissions to its review of its approach to international development, and what opportunity there is for engagement in the process beyond the events listed on its website."

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S5W-33356 - Answered

18 November 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31498 by Humza Yousaf on 14 September 2020, whether it will provide a further update on the progress of the Sheku Bayoh inquiry."

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S5W-33290 - Answered

16 November 2020

Baker, Claire: "To ask the Scottish Government when its estimates on the impact of COVID-19 on fuel poverty rates will be reviewed and updated."

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