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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Karen Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Karen Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @KarenAdamMSP

Facebook: Karen's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6811
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Karen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Karen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Karen does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Karen'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 Karen Adam. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a local authority Councillor for Aberdeenshire Council (of Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB). I spent in the region of 40 hours per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. I received a final payment of salary on 27 May 2021.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

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Controlled transactions

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Heritable property

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Interest in shares

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Voluntary

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Recent Activity

What was said

What Karen Adam 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: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on the motion, with the caveat that everything that I will highlight has hard-working staff behind it; I acknowledge them and everything that they have done throughout the Covid pandemic…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "With regard to the reduction in the minimum age for obtaining a gender recognition certificate from 18 to 16, which we have already touched on, some quite polarised views have been expressed on the competency of the young person in that respect and whether parental consent should be involved. I would be interested in hearing your views on that."

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Seafood (Support)

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "One million pounds to help exports hardly seems like fair compensation, given the utter havoc that the Tories’ hard Brexit has wrought on the fishing and seafood industries…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

European Union Exit: Impact on Rural Affairs and Islands Remit

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning, Mr Eustice. I will raise with you a matter regarding fishing, which is a key sector in my constituency…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning and welcome to the committee. In your written submissions, you have shown support for the removal of the requirement for the applicant to have medical evidence of gender dysphoria…

Votes

How Karen Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how Karen Adam 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 for

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 against

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Karen Adam 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-07309

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of environmental protection spending per capita in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07370

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of people aged 25 to 64 who have been educated at tertiary level in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05752

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress drafting the Joint Fisheries Statement under the Fisheries Act 2020."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 17 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00497

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its policies across government will support the north east’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: John Swinney on 8 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00454

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what advances it has made in relation to its British Sign Language National Plan 2017-2023."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04022

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on the publication of the BSL National Plan Progress Report."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 October 2021

Question ref. S6O-00200

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help provide greener, healthier, eating options for people who have difficulty in making ends meet."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 23 September 2021

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