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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 the Environment

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

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 Rural Development

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

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 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 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]

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

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2021

Climate Emergency Preparation (Education System)

6. Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Teach the Future’s call for a review into how the whole of the formal education system is preparing students for a climate emergency and ecological crisis. (S5O-04966)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2021

Decision Time

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no. I was not able to type in the PIN today, for the first time."

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 26 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "My questions follow on seamlessly—I hope—from the questions about behaviour change. The witnesses will all be aware that the just transition commission has given advice on a green recovery…

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 25 January 2021

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the minister to his first session with the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. I wish to follow up on an aspect that you touched on briefly. You mentioned offences…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Emma Harper for bringing forward the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. Scottish Labour fully supports the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee’s recommendations for the bill at stage 1…

Votes

How Claudia Beamish has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claudia Beamish has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23958

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23958.3

Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Submitted by: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Jeane Freeman, Jenny Gilruth, Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5O-04966

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Teach the Future's call for a review into how the whole of the formal education system is preparing students for a climate emergency and ecological crisis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34562

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is on track to deliver a publicly-owned energy company by the end of the current parliamentary session and, if not, by what date this will be delivered."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04853

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the level is of children's and young people’s participation in the civil courts, and how it monitors the quality of the support that they are given."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33639

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review forestry funding mechanisms to facilitate the planting of native trees on riverbanks to create shade to mitigate climate-induced warming."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 15 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33609

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what provision can be made for disabled access at Carstairs Railway Station, and whether renewal work currently underway as part of Network Rail's CP6 plan provides an opportunity to do so."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33310

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, when considering the granting of a child contact or residence order, to what extent a court takes into consideration an applicant’s previous civil or criminal convictions for, or history of, domestic abuse against the child’s other parent, and, before granting such an order, what safeguards it would…

Answered by: Ash Denham on 24 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32935

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what longer-term provisions are being put in place to respond to the reported increase in demand for mental health services in rural areas."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 13 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32306

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, which was launched at a virtual UN event on 28 September 2020 and signed by the Prime Minister on behalf of the UK Government; what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding this pledge and the commitments it contains, and how it will ensure…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 10 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04733

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it plans to take to meet any budget shortfall that local authorities are facing going into winter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31592

Asked by: Beamish, Claudia, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to the Citizen Assembly's report that is required under the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019, and whether it will do so in time for the Parliament to scrutinise this response before the end of the current session."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 22 September 2020

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