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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 3 previous roles

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

20 February 2020 - 14 August 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

19 March 2014 - 19 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

23 June 2011 - 10 September 2013

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

[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.

Covid-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework

Liz Smith made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am grateful for the opportunity to close for the Scottish Conservatives in what has, rightly, been an important debate, especially because it has offered the opportunity for greater scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s intentions…

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Scottish Qualifications Authority National Qualifications 2020-21

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Given the welcome news that highers and advanced highers will go ahead, as far as we are aware, will the cabinet secretary put on the record that there is no intention at this stage to drop any of the subjects in the normal diet for highers and advanced highers?"

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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Does the cabinet secretary accept that the internal market bill is very much about protecting jobs and investment in Scotland, which is absolutely critical?"

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Pre-budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Liz Smith made 7 Contributions to this discussion

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

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I will direct my first question to Kate Forbes. In your introductory remarks, you spoke about coherence. That is important, and the regional land use partnerships are part of it…

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Outdoor Education Centres

Liz Smith made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 01 October 2020

Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Will the First Minister update Parliament on when the Scottish Government will give a formal response to the Parliament’s unanimous calls to safeguard the future of Scotland’s outdoor education centres?"

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Votes

How Liz Smith has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liz Smith 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 for

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 against

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 against

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 not voted

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 Liz Smith in Parliament

Find out what motions Liz Smith has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22937

Balbirnie House Hotel

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22637

University of St Andrews

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22652

Residential Outdoor Centres

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22403

Dunfermline Cub Scout, Liam King

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22256

11-year-old Boy from Crieff is the Youngest to Climb the Matterhorn

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-32290 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendation by Professors Werritty and Reid that a period of five years should be seen as the scientifically-based timescale to study the variability in raptor populations."

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S5W-32291 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government whether Ministers will take into consideration the stage 2 research into the socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of grouse moor management and the employment rights of gamekeepers, which is expected to be published soon, before it responds to the Werrity Review."

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S5W-32289 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates that post-Brexit Common Frameworks will be agreed between the UK Government and the devolved administrations, and how these Common Frameworks will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny."

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S5W-31605 - Answered

04 September 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration was given to increasing deer fencing in September 2020 around tree plantations vulnerable to damage caused by red deer."

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S5W-31603 - Answered

04 September 2020

Smith, Liz: "To ask the Scottish Government what (a) research was undertaken and (b) assessments were carried out in (i) local and (ii) national forests prior to the policy decision to kill lactating female red and roe deer, some with dependent calves, from 1 September 2020."

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