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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 does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 16 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

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

16 November 2017 - 23 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

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

02 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 02 December 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture 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

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 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

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.

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 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.

I am a member of the British Computer Society.

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 Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

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.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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.

Covid-19 (Impact on Women)

Clare Adamson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

8. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the Covid-19 outbreak does not disproportionately impact women. (S5O-04459)"

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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I am not a member of the Social Security Committee but, as a former convener, I take an interest in its continuing work. I thank the convener and members for their work on the stage 1 report…

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Test and Protect

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The UK Government failed to include devolved Administrations in consideration of the tracing app that was being developed but has been abandoned…

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Education Recovery

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The safety and wellbeing of our staff, our pupils and the wider community remains the absolute priority…

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 19 June 2020

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 15th meeting in 2020 of the Education and Skills Committee…

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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.

S5O-04459 - Unanswered

17 June 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the COVID-19 outbreak does not disproportionately impact women."

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S5O-04385 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer local authorities to address reported increases in flytipping and promote waste management as recycling centres begin to reopen."

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S5W-27850 - Answered

10 March 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the second annual report of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland."

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S5O-04172 - Unanswered

19 February 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve outcomes for people with inflammatory bowel disease."

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S5O-04119 - Answered

29 January 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that safety messaging is accessible for disabled people."

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