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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Claire Baker

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2007 - present day

About Claire Baker

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6769
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Claire is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claire does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Claire has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Drugs Policy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claire has had 18 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Convener

11 January 2018 - 06 September 2018

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 11 January 2018

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Substitute Member

28 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Substitute Member

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 19 September 2012

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Deputy Convener

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Member

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Member

15 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

Substitute Member

02 October 2008 - 15 September 2010

Substitute Member

01 May 2008 - 01 October 2008

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Member

20 September 2007 - 01 May 2008

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 May 2008

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Claire's register of interests

MSPs 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 Claire Baker. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my husband, a flat in Aberdeen with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On Saturday 5 February 2022 I attended the Scotland v England rugby match at BT Murrayfield as guests of Openreach. In addition to tickets for the match, the hospitality included food and drink. I understand that the cost of this hospitality was approximately £600. [Registered 10 February 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Claire Baker 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.

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2022

Drug Deaths

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I thank the minister for advance sight of her statement. We agree that accountability is crucial and that the Government must face scrutiny of its progress in tackling Scotland’s appalling record on drug fatalities…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Levenmouth Rail Link

6. Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the Levenmouth rail link, including the planned reopening date. (S6O-01099)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Town Centres and Retail

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning and welcome to the 14th meeting in 2022 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Our first item of business continues our evidence gathering in our town centres and retail inquiry…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Town Centres and Retail

The Convener: "Good morning, and welcome to the 13th meeting in 2022 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. We have received apologies from Colin Smyth. Fiona Hyslop will join us later, as she has another commitment…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 (PE1676)

The Convener: "Our next item of business is consideration of petition PE1676 on the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012, which has been referred to the committee under rule 15.6 of standing orders…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Claire Baker 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.

Question ref. S6W-08008

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to implement the reported upcoming UK Government’s Alcohol Treatment Guidance; if it does, whether this implementation will be supported by a framework of standards, and, if so, how, and against which indicators will outcomes be monitored in order to ensure improvement."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07987

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the career development of highly-skilled clinical researchers."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06602

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is responding to the reported warnings of under-reporting of sexual crimes, and what action is being taken to address the reported barriers to reporting of such crimes."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 2 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06605

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported significant increase in sexual assault, rape and attempted rape crimes in the last ten years."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 2 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06603

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support and progress the recommendation of the Virtual Trials National Project Board that specialist online courts be set up to tackle domestic abuse cases."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06905

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the light of the reported 49% decline in the index of breeding seabirds in Scotland since the 1980s, what assessment it has made of the impact of the reported increased mortality of seabirds recorded along the North Sea coasts in autumn 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06907

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to improve the prospects and resilience of Scotland’s seabird populations, in light of them reportedly being internationally important but in decline."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06906

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it has undertaken or is aware of on the likely causes of the reported increased seabird mortality recorded along the North Sea coasts in Autumn 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06904

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider developing and funding a rolling programme of island restoration, invasive species management and biosecurity across Scotland’s islands in order to build resilience in the seabird populations, in light of them reportedly being internationally important but in decline."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06604

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support increased use of online courts."

Awaiting answer

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