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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 a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Claire is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Claire has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Claire has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Drugs Policy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Claire has had 32 previous roles

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

22 September 2021 - 25 April 2023

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2018 - 14 September 2021

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2017 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Labour

11 January 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 11 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

28 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Democracy

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

19 September 2012 - 08 January 2015

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

23 June 2011 - 19 September 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

20 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Education and Culture Committee

Member

01 April 2008 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Labour

15 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

02 October 2008 - 15 September 2010

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 May 2008 - 01 October 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

20 September 2007 - 01 May 2008

Audit Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 May 2008

Equal Opportunities Committee

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.

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.

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 May 2024

Disability Employment Gap

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the 16th meeting in 2024 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Our first item of business is the fourth evidence session in the committee’s inquiry into the disability employment gap in Scotland…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 15 May 2024

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the 15th meeting in 2024 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. Our first item of business is a decision on whether to take items 4 and 5 in private. Do members agree to do so? Members indicated agreement."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 15 May 2024

Disability Employment Gap

The Convener: "Our next item is the third evidence session of the committee’s inquiry into the disability employment gap in Scotland…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 8 May 2024

Disability Employment Gap

The Convener (Claire Baker): "Good morning, and welcome to the 14th meeting in 2024 of the Economy and Fair Work Committee. I have received apologies from Colin Smyth…

Chamber meeting date: 1 May 2024

Women’s State Pensions (Compensation)

Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I recognise the debate’s significance for the WASPI women and their on-going work in the pursuit of justice. They have been tenacious in fighting for their cause…

Votes

How Claire Baker has voted in Parliament

Find out how Claire Baker has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Claire Baker has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-27844

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what data collection it is undertaking in relation to violence within consensual sexual activity, including on the prevalence of choking."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27845

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to raise awareness among the public of the risks of choking during consensual sexual activity."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27843

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with NHS representatives regarding the risks of choking during consensual sexual activity, including in relation to guidance issued to medical professionals."

Answer expected on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27810

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the overall cost is of the GoodSAM system used by Scottish Ambulance Service."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27815

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government with what types of emergency call community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service are trained to assist."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27816

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government within what radius of distance from an incident community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service are asked to assist."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27813

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what role existing first responder groups have in assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service response in rural areas of the Mid Scotland and Fife region."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27812

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) international standards and (b) training accreditations are currently met by community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27817

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many community first responders have been trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service, to date, broken down by parliamentary region."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27814

Asked by: Baker, Claire, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it provides to the Scottish Ambulance Service on the objectives of its community first responders programme."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

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