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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Shirley-Anne Somerville

Scottish National Party

MSP for Dunfermline (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Lothians (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Shirley-Anne Somerville

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5778
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

34 Chalmers Street
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 8DF

Phone: 01383 249200
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Shirley-Anne is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Shirley-Anne is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Shirley-Anne has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Shirley-Anne does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Shirley-Anne has had 8 previous roles

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

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

Scottish Government

27 March 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

06 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

13 April 2010 - 27 July 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

26 February 2009 - 03 June 2010

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 March 2010 - 13 April 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Member

26 November 2009 - 09 April 2010

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2007 - 26 June 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Shirley-Anne'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 Shirley-Anne Somerville. The date of their initial statement was 31 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

Until March 2016 I was a volunteer Trustee for Shelter.

I am a member of the SSPCA.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

I am a member of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

I am a member of the RSPB.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Shirley-Anne Somerville 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.

Social Security Programme

Shirley-Anne Somerville made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville): "I updated Parliament in April, advising it that, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the social security programme would no longer be able to deliver to the previously announced timescales…

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Advisory Board on Social Renewal (Remit)

Shirley-Anne Somerville made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville): "The advisory board on social renewal has been tasked with developing new policy proposals at pace to help to renew Scotland, putting equality, social justice and human rights at the heart of our recovery…

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Devolved Social Security Benefits

Shirley-Anne Somerville made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville): "Social Security Scotland has rapidly changed its working practices to enable agency staff to continue to deliver the carers allowance supplement, the young carer grant, the best start grant payments, the best start foods payments and the funeral support payment for people on low-income benefits. Payments of the coronavirus carers allowance…

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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Shirley-Anne Somerville made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville): "I will begin by thanking the stakeholders who have engaged constructively with both the Government and the Social Security Committee to inform and scrutinise the provisions in the bill…

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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

Shirley-Anne Somerville made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People (Shirley-Anne Somerville): "I am delighted to open the debate at the final stage of the bill, which will make civil partnership available to mixed-sex couples in Scotland…

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Written questions

Written questions Shirley-Anne Somerville 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.

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