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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Clare Adamson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Clare Adamson

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6377
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Suite G2
The Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1PN

Phone: 01698 337540
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Clare is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Clare is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Clare has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 2 previous roles

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

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Conveners Group

Member

Register of interests

Clare'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 Clare Adamson. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

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 British Computer Society.

I am married to John Adamson who is a retired Teacher and a former NASUWT Union Representative.

In 2010 I received a donation for my Westminster Campaign for the seat of Lanark and Hamilton East from the Fire Brigades Union.

I am Vice-Chair of Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC). [Amended interest 2 April 2019]

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

On 19 and 20 January 2014 I visited CERN in Geneva as a member of the Cross-Party Group on Science and Technology at the invitation of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The purpose of the visit was to engage interested members of devolved assemblies and Parliaments of the UK in the work of CERN in order to inform and drive public understanding and participation in particle physics. Travel and accommodation costs were met by a bursary of £350 from the STFC (a research council of Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1SZ) which was administered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

I am a member of the Scottish National Party Trade Union Group.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland.

From 7 October to 13 October 2012 I was part of a cross party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of government departments, schools, trade and cultural organisations including the Taipei City authority, Ministry of Justice, Directorate of European Affairs, The Straits Exchange Foundation, Hinchu Science Park, Mayor of Tainan, Tainan Municipal Jhongsiao Junior High School, Changhua Christian Hospital, Tzu Chi Foundation, British Council, Taiwan Women’s Centre, Green Energy and Environment research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute and Taiwan Handicraft Centre. The cost of the visit was £2,200 for return flights, £660 for hotel accommodation, £350 for meals and £70 for transport. All costs (which totalled £3,280) were met by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts valued at less than £250 which included a ceramic bowl, a glass drinking mug, Hakka traditional bag, hand mirror, commemorative bookmarks, Taiwan tea, a pair of commemorative whisky glasses, a pair of ceramic Chinese lion figures and a pair of drinking glasses. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

On 3 and 4 September 2015 I attended a Global Irish Parliamentarians Forum in Dublin. The purpose of the visit was to bring together parliamentarians from around the world who share an affinity with Ireland. Local transport, accommodation and food costs of £262 were met by the Irish Government. Transport costs to and from Dublin were met by myself. I do not consider that this visit would meet the prejudice test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Clare Adamson 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.

Reducing Covid-19 Transmission

Clare Adamson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to take part in the debate…

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Scottish Qualifications Authority National Qualifications 2020-21

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I thank the Deputy First Minister for his statement and Professor Priestley for his contribution through the publication of his report…

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Decision on Taking Business in Private

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 07 October 2020

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 25th meeting of the Education and Skills Committee in 2020. I remind everyone to turn off mobile phones. We have a change of membership. I am delighted that George Adam MSP will be joining the committee…

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Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Clare Adamson made 31 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 07 October 2020

The Convener: "Agenda item 2, which is our main business for the morning, is our third and fourth evidence sessions on the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill. Interruption. I will pause again for the fire alarm…

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Covid-19 (Restrictions) (Education)

Clare Adamson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 06 October 2020

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The Scottish Government has been clear in its commitment to striking the right balance of measures—most importantly, to control spread of the virus and save lives, but also to ensure that our schools are able to remain open, which we know is vital for the development and wellbeing of our pupils. What engagement has the Covid-19 education recovery…

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Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 voted for

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 Clare Adamson in Parliament

Find out what motions Clare Adamson has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22893

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Month

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22828

Bayne’s Family Bakery Opens Wishaw Store

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22775

Motherwell Fire Station’s Doors Open Days

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22691

Gas Safety Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22690

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Clare Adamson 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-32395 - Answered

08 October 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Health and Safety Executive’s COVID-19 School Compliance Checks regarding implementation of School Reopening Guidance."

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S5O-04622 - Answered

16 September 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that suicide prevention support services are still available to people in light of the recent lockdown measures."

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S5W-31054 - Answered

03 August 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the First Minister’s self-referral under the Scottish Ministerial Code, which was announced on 13 January 2019."

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S5W-31055 - Answered

03 August 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the review of its procedure for the handling of harassment complaints involving current or former ministers."

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S5O-04459 - Unanswered

17 June 2020

Adamson, Clare: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the COVID-19 outbreak does not disproportionately impact women."

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