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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claudia Beamish

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Claudia Beamish

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6889
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

12 St Vincent Place
Lanark
ML11 7LA

Phone: 01555 664065
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Claudia is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claudia does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Claudia has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claudia had 1 previous role

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

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Conveners Group

Member

Register of interests

Claudia'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 Claudia Beamish. The date of their initial statement was 28 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018 I travelled to Norway to explore a working system of a Deposit Return Scheme. The costs of the visit were approximately £689, £220 for hotel, £319 for flights and around £150 for meals, and were met by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). [Registered 11 September 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in France with an estimated value of between £200,001 and £250,000. I receive rental income from it of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Campaign for Borders Rail. [Registered 16 June 2016]

I am a member of the Clydesdale International Twinning Association. [Registered 23 November 2016]

On 1 October 2016 I was appointed to the Board of Directors of Scotland’s Futures Forum. [Registered 01 November 2016]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claudia Beamish 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.

Energy Inquiry

Claudia Beamish made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "This is a valuable debate, in which we can all learn from each other about local energy experiences, successes and challenges. I commend the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee for its work in looking at the Government’s energy policy…

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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "Throughout the divisive and disempowering Brexit process, Scottish Labour has taken a keen interest in developments about which we have become increasingly alarmed…

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Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/281)

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 06 October 2020

Claudia Beamish: "It would be helpful if we could also seek clarification—if the committee agrees to do so—on an issue that is highlighted in our paper on the instrument…

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Pre-budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Claudia Beamish made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 06 October 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "I ask that Roseanna Cunningham shares her thoughts on green infrastructure, such as the development of the national ecological network, and on blue infrastructure, such as Scottish Canals, which is in need of support, like so much else."

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Marine Protected Areas

Claudia Beamish made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 01 October 2020

Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab): "Given that marine conservation and fisheries issues are missing from the Scottish Government’s economic recovery implementation plan, will the minister say what action will be taken to deliver a blue recovery that would enhance marine health and support inshore fishers to meet sustainability requirements while also supporting local coastal…

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Votes

How Claudia Beamish has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claudia Beamish 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 Claudia Beamish in Parliament

Find out what motions Claudia Beamish has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22733

Scottish Water Route Map to Net Zero

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22230

£1.1 million Stonebyres Refurbishment

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21972

World Oceans Day

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21957

Volunteers’ Week

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22363

Earth Overshoot Day

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Claudia Beamish 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-32306 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, which was launched at a virtual UN event on 28 September 2020 and signed by the Prime Minister on behalf of the UK Government; what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding this pledge and the commitments it contains, and how it will ensure…

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S5W-31592 - Answered

04 September 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to the Citizen Assembly's report that is required under the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019, and whether it will do so in time for the Parliament to scrutinise this response before the end of the current session."

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S5O-04620 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to restore chronic pain treatment services, in light of official statistics for the quarter ending 30 June 2020, which recorded that over half of new patients waited over 18 weeks for a first appointment."

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S5W-31484 - Answered

31 August 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government what long-term consideration it has given to the impact on Scotland of a potential +3C degree rise in global temperatures, in light of the suggestion by the UK Committee on Climate Change that there is only a 50/50 chance of staying under +3C by 2100."

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S5W-31470 - Answered

28 August 2020

Beamish, Claudia: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering introducing an outright ban on the sale and use of rodent glue traps, or only prohibiting the use and purchase by members of the public and, if the later, who will be allowed to continue to set glue traps, and how these users will be (a) defined and (b) regulated."

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