Liz Smith MSP

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Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

6. To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it plans to provide for the development of winter sports. (S4O-03075)



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith I think that we all warmly welcome those commitments. However, given that, as part of the United Kingdom, Scotland currently benefits from access to over £7 billion of sports funding and 1,300 elite athletes currently receive direct financial support, can the minister tell members how much financial...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con) I do not think that anyone could possibly doubt the very profound effect of child poverty not just on the child but on the family and the country at large. Notwithstanding the fact that child poverty is at its lowest level since the measures were devised in 1994 and the fact that both absolute and r...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith As I think the minister said, we totally reject the provision of a named person on a universal basis. Since the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill was debated, there has been widespread public support for that view.

I understand well the appeal of also making the school meals polic...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith I do not doubt the member’s integrity in believing that the constitutional debate is important, but does he acknowledge that the SNP Government currently has the power to make choices about policies that could help to address child poverty?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Liz Smith We fully appreciate that there are difficult choices to be made, but the clear purpose of the welfare changes that have to be implemented is to ensure that work pays. There is general agreement on that across the political spectrum. That is the reason for the changes and it is the reason why we will...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con) I thank the minister for the letter that he sent me earlier in the week answering a question that I had asked previously. It is now clear that local authorities are responsible for the fees that have to be paid for an unsuccessful request to review marking. Is he confident that all schools now know ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con) On what grounds does Mr Gibson suggest that the CPPR is not an independent body?



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con) I do not disagree with what Christina McKelvie is saying about the aims and objectives—it is entirely true. However, there is an area in which we have a difference of opinion. It is difficult to do this without considering economic theory, but one of the reasons why flexibility is being sought is be...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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AbstainCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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AbstainCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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YesDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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YesDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S4M-07978: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07939.2: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07783: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07622.2: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20729: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03075: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20085: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20086: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20024: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20025: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01928: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19916: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19915: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02964: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Question >>

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