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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Liz Smith

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2007 - present day

About Liz Smith

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6762
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liz is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liz does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liz has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liz has had 23 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

20 February 2020 - 14 August 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

19 March 2014 - 19 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

27 February 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

01 June 2011 - 27 February 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 10 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

12 May 2011 - 06 September 2013

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 06 September 2013

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 October 2007 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 20 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Liz'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 Liz Smith. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 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 General Teaching Council of Scotland.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 19 February 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 19 February 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Liz Smith 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.

Outdoor Education Sector (Sustainability)

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I warmly welcome the £2 million that the Scottish Government gave to the outdoor education sector. What further engagements will the Scottish Government have with the sector about long-term sustainability…

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European Union Exit (Further and Higher Education)

Liz Smith made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer."

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UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liz Smith made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I agree entirely with the points that the cabinet secretary has just raised. Does he accept, however, that, when it comes to major policy issues, primary legislation is very important?"

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Ozone Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Liz Smith made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 28 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Further to the convener’s questions, why is the framework being implemented by secondary, rather than primary legislation?"

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Covid-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework

Liz Smith made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am grateful for the opportunity to close for the Scottish Conservatives in what has, rightly, been an important debate, especially because it has offered the opportunity for greater scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s intentions…

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Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Liz Smith in Parliament

Find out what motions Liz Smith has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22937

Balbirnie House Hotel

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22637

University of St Andrews

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22652

Residential Outdoor Centres

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22403

Dunfermline Cub Scout, Liam King

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22256

11-year-old Boy from Crieff is the Youngest to Climb the Matterhorn

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Liz Smith 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-32290 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendation by Professors Werritty and Reid that a period of five years should be seen as the scientifically-based timescale to study the variability in raptor populations."

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S5W-32291 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government whether Ministers will take into consideration the stage 2 research into the socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of grouse moor management and the employment rights of gamekeepers, which is expected to be published soon, before it responds to the Werrity Review."

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S5W-32289 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates that post-Brexit Common Frameworks will be agreed between the UK Government and the devolved administrations, and how these Common Frameworks will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny."

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S5W-31605 - Answered

04 September 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration was given to increasing deer fencing in September 2020 around tree plantations vulnerable to damage caused by red deer."

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S5W-31603 - Answered

04 September 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what (a) research was undertaken and (b) assessments were carried out in (i) local and (ii) national forests prior to the policy decision to kill lactating female red and roe deer, some with dependent calves, from 1 September 2020."

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