Elizabeth Smith

Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

@MspLiz

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  • Scottish Parliament: Education Reforms 25 Jun 2019

    I thank the cabinet secretary for prior sight of his statement. On the programme for government, the First Minister told us in 2017 that “A new Education Bill will deliver the biggest and the most radical change to how our schools are run”.—[ Official Report, 5 September 2017, c 13.] Exactly a year ago, however, the cabinet secretary decided to scrap the bill, and defended the U-turn by...
  • Scottish Parliament: New School (Butterstone) 19 Jun 2019

    The cabinet secretary has been very helpful—if I may say so—over the New School Butterstone issue. It has, as he knows, raised questions about the availability of places in special schools, and particularly about whether all the available places are being taken up. Is the Scottish Government having discussions with local authorities to ensure that there is an awareness of how many places...
  • Scottish Parliament: Disclosure (Scotland) Bill 13 Jun 2019

    I thank the minister for prior sight of her statement and put on record the fact that I am a member of the PVG scheme. The Conservatives support the main thrust of the bill. It is right that we do all that we can to ensure that the PVG system works well and is as simple as possible to use. We are broadly supportive of the bill’s aims. I have two questions for the minister. First, on making...

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Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

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