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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

Liz is a member of 1 committee

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

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 has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Liz has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liz has had 20 previous roles

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

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

27 February 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

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 Sport

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 Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 06 September 2013

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

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

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "This question is from Edward Mountain. He has asked me to remind the Parliament of his interest in a farming partnership. He, too, would like to thank staff for all the work that they have undertaken to process the payments…

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Education Recovery

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Let us assume that there is no further Covid-19 outbreak and that schools return full time in August as the cabinet secretary has announced…

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Crieff Hydro

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Given the answer that the First Minister provided to Willie Rennie earlier, what specific support can she offer to the Crieff Hydro hotel group in light of the news earlier this week that there will be substantial redundancies in what is a major chain of hotels in the Scottish tourism sector at the height of the tourist season?"

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Covid-19 (Tourism)

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The Parliament is about to debate a very important issue, and I am sure that all parties in the chamber will unite in anti-racism…

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Covid-19 Lockdown: Next Steps

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 21 May 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "What guidance and support will be available from the Scottish Government to prevent the closure of several of Scotland’s outdoor centres…

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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-29925 - Answered

15 June 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government how many former, trained teachers responded to the call from the General Teaching Council for Scotland to assist with school learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, of those, how many had (a) primary and (b) secondary school experience."

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S5W-27388 - Answered

11 February 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement in the UK Government Spending Round of an additional £700 million to provide support for children and young people with special educational needs, what Barnett consequentials it expects to receive for special educational needs, and how much of this funding will be allocated to…

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S5O-04131 - Unanswered

12 February 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the introduction of transdermal alcohol monitoring tags."

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S5W-27014 - Answered

20 January 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will pass on Barnett consequentials to research in Scotland arising from increased UK Government investment in research and innovation in England."

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S5W-27015 - Answered

20 January 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to help meet the UK-wide target of 2.4% of GDP being invested in research and development."

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