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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

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheCabinet 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

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheCabinet 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 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 Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

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.

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 a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

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.

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.

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.

Social Inequality (Local Authorities)

Clare Adamson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

5. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that local authorities are sufficiently empowered to address social inequality during the pandemic. (S5O-04805)"

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Scots Language Qualifications (Uptake)

Clare Adamson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

8. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what the uptake has been for the new Scots language award at Scottish credit and qualifications framework levels 3 to 6. (S5O-04792)"

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Decision Time

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am afraid that I had problems with BlueJeans again. I would have voted yes."

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Decision Time

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Presiding Officer, I would have abstained in that vote, but my system has frozen."

Safe Schools

Clare Adamson made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I thank Ross Greer for securing the debate and I echo his and other members’ praise for the efforts of our teachers and our school communities at this time. It is, indeed, a deeply worrying situation for us all…

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Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson 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 abstained

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 against

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 for

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 for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Clare Adamson in Parliament

Find out what motions Clare Adamson has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23372

Road Safety Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23400

Motherwell and Wishaw Young People’s Success at Saltire Awards 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23399

Launch of Lanarkshire Mind Matters

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-33631 - Answered

30 November 2020

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

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S5W-33627 - Answered

30 November 2020

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

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S5O-04805 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

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

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S5W-33424 - Unanswered

20 November 2020

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

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S5O-04792 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

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

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