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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

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

27 February 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Young People

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

03 October 2007 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

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

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

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 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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 19 February 2019]

I am a member of the General Teaching Council of Scotland.

[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.

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "What discussions has the cabinet secretary or Education Scotland had with BBC Scotland and other television channels about additional support for pupils whose first language is not English and who are, obviously, under considerable pressure during this pandemic?"

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I ask the First Minister to answer a question that I was asked by a vulnerable constituent this morning…

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Can Mr Leonard explain the difference in approach between Scottish Labour and Mr Kier Starmer, who was clear this morning that the choice on the table today is deal or no deal? Can he tell us why Labour has two such different approaches?"

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Stone of Destiny

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Will the First Minister join me in congratulating all those who have been involved in the hard and successful work to persuade Her Majesty the Queen and the commissioners for the safeguarding of the regalia that the stone of destiny should return to its spiritual home in Perth, with all the economic benefits that that will bring?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "On amendment 47, which was lodged by my colleague Dean Lockhart, I think that it is important to emphasise the exchanges at the Finance and Constitution Committee on 26 August, when Professor Aileen McHarg of the University of Dundee and Professor Michael Keating of the University of Aberdeen both expressed their concerns that, between the original…

Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5W-34291

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have been treated in hospital solely for COVID-19 since 1 December 2020, also broken down by how many received treatment in intensive care units."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34289

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many daily (a) admissions to and (b) discharges from hospitals there have been in each NHS board area since 1 December 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34288

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have died since 1 December 2020 with COVID-19 recorded as the primary cause of death."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33932

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: John Swinney on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33508

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with any emerging scheme administrator on the collection methods for glass through the deposit return scheme (DRS), and how reverse vending machines will be specified to accommodate this collection."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33510

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on glass that is in a naturally broken state being collected through the deposit return scheme (DRS)."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33509

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the collection methods for glass containers under the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33267

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to (a) identify and (b) notify areas as pilot regions for Regional Land Use Partnerships."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33268

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) fiscal and (b) administrative support it intends to give to early adopters of Regional Land Use Partnerships, and whether this financial support will be allocated in the 2020-21 budget."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33266

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) COSLA and (b) all other public bodies on the establishment of Regional Land Use Partnerships."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 30 November 2020

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