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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claudia Beamish

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Claudia Beamish

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6889
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

12 St Vincent Place
Lanark
ML11 7LA

Phone: 01555 664065
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Claudia is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

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

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claudia does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Claudia has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claudia has had 12 previous roles

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

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

22 December 2011 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

20 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

20 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

23 June 2011 - 22 December 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Convener

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Conveners Group

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Claudia'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 Claudia Beamish. The date of their initial statement was 28 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018 I travelled to Norway to explore a working system of a Deposit Return Scheme. The costs of the visit were approximately £689, £220 for hotel, £319 for flights and around £150 for meals, and were met by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). [Registered 11 September 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in France with an estimated value of between £200,001 and £250,000. I receive rental income from it of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Clydesdale International Twinning Association. [Registered 23 November 2016]

I am a member of the Campaign for Borders Rail. [Registered 16 June 2016]

On 1 October 2016 I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Scotland’s Futures Forum. [Registered 01 November 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claudia Beamish 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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I recognise the great work that farmers and land managers are doing across Scotland. NFUS states that climate change is “one of its top priorities”…

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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Claudia Beamish made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I speak in support of Mark Ruskell’s amendment 33. Previously, Scottish Labour has supported a ban on tail docking, and I agree that a ban will protect dogs from unnecessary suffering…

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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "This is, indeed, an important bill, and it is right that penalties and powers related to the offences in the bill are brought into line with a more modern understanding of the severity of those offences…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics (2018)

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 June 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of her statement. It is immensely disappointing that the 2018 target has not been met…

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Green Recovery

Claudia Beamish made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 15 June 2020

Claudia Beamish: "I want to explore recovery planning but, before I do so, I want to highlight one point. I completely agree with the cabinet secretary that none of us knows all the answers…

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Written questions

Written questions Claudia Beamish 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-29976 - Answered

16 June 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government how much public funding has been invested in peatland management and restoration in each year since 2007."

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S5W-29861 - Answered

11 June 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing for workers whose job always requires PPE for respiratory protection but who are going without due to unprecedented demands for PPE."

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S5W-30005 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the UK Government regarding the risk of any part of Scottish Water being sold off to US corporations under a US-UK trade deal."

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S5W-30006 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the UK Government regarding the risk of any part NHS Scotland being opened up to outsourcing and privatisation, including to US corporations, under a US-UK trade deal."

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S5W-30007 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the UK Government regarding the risk of the Scottish Medicines Consortium not being able to control medicine prices under a US-UK trade deal."

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