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Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con) When we took evidence at earlier stages of the bill, the Law Society of Scotland in particular expressed concerns about the possible conflict of interest between HES’s regulatory functions, which would at times influence the giving of grants, and its ability to seek grants from other sources. The La...

Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith Cabinet secretary, issues about a potential conflict of interest remain. I hear what you say about other aspects of the bill, which you say will clarify some of that. It would be helpful ahead of stage 3 to ensure that the Government regulations that you talked about are extremely clear. If I get th...

Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith When the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Houses Association Scotland supplied their evidence to the Education and Culture Committee, they reported the extent of their property maintenance backlogs, which are significant in monetary terms, at a time when the whole historic environment budget...

Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith I thank the cabinet secretary for her comments, which have helpfully provided some of the clarity that is required and which is already in the bill. On that basis, I will not move amendment 61—I did not move it at the start.



Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith I didn’t.



Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith In that case, I will seek the committee’s agreement to withdraw it.

Amendment 61, by agreement, withdrawn.

Amendment 11 moved—[Fiona Hyslop]—and agreed to.

Amendment 3 not moved.

Section 2, as amended, agreed to.

Section 3—Delegation of function...

Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith Throughout the consideration of the bill, there have been issues about where accountability for strategic decision making lies. That was borne out by comments from witnesses who believed that there was a slight lack of clarity on that.

In giving evidence to the committee on 20 May, the ca...

Education and Culture Committee 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Liz Smith I hear what the cabinet secretary says. I do not doubt that, in the vast majority of situations, there would be the collaboration that she mentioned. I am not in any way casting aspersions on her role in the process but, as she rightly pointed out, the potential exists for there to be a disagreement...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

6. To ask the First Minister how many two-year-olds from workless families will receive free childcare at the start of the new school session. (S4F-02248)



Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Liz Smith I think that every political party in this chamber is on record as supporting improved childcare provision. However, it is clear that the Scottish Government has had to admit that several local authorities cannot deliver the full commitment for two-year-olds from workless families in the timescale t...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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YesDefeated

S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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NoCarried

S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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YesDefeated

S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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YesDefeated

S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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NoCarried

S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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YesDefeated

S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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NoCarried

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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NoCarried

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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YesDefeated

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Motion S4M-10736.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09947: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10147.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09963.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09482.3: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09140.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08879.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08814: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08546.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08099.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-02248: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22291: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22264: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22172: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22173: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22171: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22119: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21985: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21987: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21945: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

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