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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Clare Adamson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Clare Adamson

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6377
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Suite G2
The Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1PN

Phone: 01698 337540
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Clare is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Clare is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Clare has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 17 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 19 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Convener

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

16 November 2017 - 23 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights

Scottish Government

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

02 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 02 December 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Member

24 June 2011 - 21 November 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Scottish Government

01 June 2011 - 23 February 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Clare's register of interests

MSPs 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 Clare Adamson. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

On 3 and 4 September 2015 I attended a Global Irish Parliamentarians Forum in Dublin. The purpose of the visit was to bring together parliamentarians from around the world who share an affinity with Ireland. Local transport, accommodation and food costs of £262 were met by the Irish Government. Transport costs to and from Dublin were met by myself. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

From 7 October to 13 October 2012 I was part of a cross party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of government departments, schools, trade and cultural organisations including the Taipei City authority, Ministry of Justice, Directorate of European Affairs, The Straits Exchange Foundation, Hinchu Science Park, Mayor of Tainan, Tainan Municipal Jhongsiao Junior High School, Changhua Christian Hospital, Tzu Chi Foundation, British Council, Taiwan Women’s Centre, Green Energy and Environment research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute and Taiwan Handicraft Centre. The cost of the visit was £2,200 for return flights, £660 for hotel accommodation, £350 for meals and £70 for transport. All costs (which totalled £3,280) were met by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts valued at less than £250 which included a ceramic bowl, a glass drinking mug, Hakka traditional bag, hand mirror, commemorative bookmarks, Taiwan tea, a pair of commemorative whisky glasses, a pair of ceramic Chinese lion figures and a pair of drinking glasses. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

On 19 and 20 January 2014 I visited CERN in Geneva as a member of the Cross-Party Group on Science and Technology at the invitation of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The purpose of the visit was to engage interested members of devolved assemblies and Parliaments of the UK in the work of CERN in order to inform and drive public understanding and participation in particle physics. Travel and accommodation costs were met by a bursary of £350 from the STFC (a research council of Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ) which was administered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

On 9 March 2019 I was invited by the charity School of Hard Knocks to attend the Scottish Six Nations at Murrayfield with hospitality provided by Heineken UK Ltd at The Caledonian Brewery, 42 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1PH. I attended with my husband and value of the hospitality for two was £400. I do not consider that this gift meets the prejudice test. [Registered 25 March 2019]

I am Vice-Chair of Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC). [Amended interest 2 April 2019]

I am married to John Adamson who is a retired Teacher and a former NASUWT Union Representative.

In 2010 I received a donation for my Westminster Campaign for the seat of Lanark and Hamilton East from the Fire Brigades Union.

I am a member of the British Computer Society.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Clare Adamson 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.

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Level 4 Restrictions (Business Support)

3. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to provide financial support for businesses in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency that have been impacted by level 4 Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04907)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "We know that many parents and carers are concerned for young people. Although schools are open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers, there are pupils with additional support needs who are, for whatever reason, not attending school…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Interests

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good afternoon, and a warm welcome to the first meeting in 2021 of the Education and Skills Committee. I remind everyone to turn their mobile devices to silent for the duration of the meeting, please…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is a decision on whether to take items 4 and 5 in private. Does any member object to taking those items in private? As no member objects, we will take those items in private."

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19: Learning and Teaching in the Senior Phase

The Convener: "Agenda item 3 is our evidence session on coronavirus and education: learning and teaching in the senior phase. We will hear from two panels of witnesses. I welcome our first panel…

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Clare Adamson 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.

Question ref. S5O-04860

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it anticipates the UK Internal Market Bill will affect Scotland's education system."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33631

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reviewed the eligibility criteria for the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33627

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what more it will do to support people through the COVID-19 pandemic this winter."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04805

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that local authorities are sufficiently empowered to address social inequality during the pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33424

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the proposed consultation of the regulation of electricians will be published."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 23 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04792

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the uptake has been for the new Scots Language Award at SCQF Levels 3-6."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04744

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the risk of flooding."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33030

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the exam diet timetable for Higher and Advanced Higher courses in 2021."

Answered by: John Swinney on 5 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04707

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging physical activity within the necessary measures to suppress COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32395

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Health and Safety Executive’s COVID-19 School Compliance Checks regarding implementation of School Reopening Guidance."

Answered by: John Swinney on 9 October 2020

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