Elaine Smith MSP

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Elaine Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Coatbridge and Chryston
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Elaine is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

Deputy Presiding Officer

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Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : 18 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer (Elaine Smith)

We now come to the open debate. Speeches should be a maximum of six minutes, please.

15:20  

Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : 18 December 2014
Elaine Smith (Coatbridge and Chryston) (Lab)

Is the First Minister aware that a number of Scottish businesses, including some in my constituency, have difficulty in trading with Cuba because of the United States blockade? Will she join me in welcoming President Obama’s historic announcement yesterday of moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, which included the immediate release of the remaining three members of the so-called Miami five?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : 18 December 2014
Elaine Smith

Clearly NHS Lanarkshire’s service is under pressure. Two options are being consulted on, as the minister mentioned. One is to have centres in both Hamilton and Airdrie and the other is to have only one centre, in Hamilton. Does the cabinet secretary agree that it would be unacceptable for my constituents to lose their local service in Airdrie and, if so, will she take steps to ensure that the board is clear that that is not an option?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : 18 December 2014
4. Elaine Smith (Coatbridge and Chryston) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on NHS Lanarkshire’s out-of-hours service. (S4O-03844)



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2014 : 18 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer (Elaine Smith)

Good morning. The first item of business this morning is general question time. As ever, in order to bring in as many members as possible, I ask for short, succinct questions and answers to match.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : 17 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer (Elaine Smith)

The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-11082, in the name of Paul Martin, on creating jobs in Glasgow’s east end. The debate will be concluded without any question being put.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament welcomes the news that the £45 million expansion of the Fort Shopping Centre in the east end of Glasgow is expected to establish around 500 new jobs; recognises what it sees as the need to ensure that large-scale developments such as this are not missed opportunities for local jobseekers, and notes the view that there is a need to bring together businesses, employers, social enterprises and charities to create more jobs and apprenticeships in the east end.

17:06  

Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : 17 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer (Elaine Smith)

The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-11901, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on developing Scotland’s young workforce. I invite members who wish to speak in the debate to press their request-to-speak buttons now, but I advise that speeches are now likely to be of five minutes’ duration.

I call Roseanna Cunningham to speak to and move the motion. Cabinet secretary—you have a maximum of 13 minutes.

15:23  

Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : 17 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer

Question 12, in the name of Iain Gray, has been withdrawn, and an explanation has been provided.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : 17 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer

Thank you. Could members use full names in the chamber, please?



Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2014 : 17 December 2014
The Deputy Presiding Officer

Order, please.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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YesDefeated

S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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YesDefeated

S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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NoCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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NoCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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YesDefeated

S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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YesDefeated

S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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AbstainDefeated

S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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AbstainCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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NoCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Elaine Smith
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-11962: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11865: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11526: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11135: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11083: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11051: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10742: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10669: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10479: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10004: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Elaine Smith
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4W-23714: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23715: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03844: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23271: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23272: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23273: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23270: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22759: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22758: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22761: Elaine Smith, Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>

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