Richard Lochhead MSP

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Richard Lochhead MSP

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  • Member for: Moray
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Richard is a member of the following Committees:

Richard is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 November 2020 [Draft] : 25 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

The member asked a variety of questions, but I will try to answer quickly.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 November 2020 [Draft] : 25 dhen t-Samhain 2020


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

Eligible students in further and higher education have continued to access bursary, grant and loan payments throughout the pandemic. Earlier this year, the Scotti...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

[Inaudible.]—say something misleading. I was talking about other asymptomatic tests that have previou...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

Some of the reasons why college and university income streams have taken a hit also come from Covid. It is all interlinked.



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

As you say, our colleges have a crucial role to play in upskilling and reskilling. I welcome your comments about the future of t...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

Jamie Greene asks fundamental questions, which we have to look at closely and debate.



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

That is an important issue. My next ministerial leadership group meeting—I hold meetings with all the leaders of further and higher education and the agencies eve...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

Term starts to break up around the end of this month and through the first couple of weeks of December. As I said, we will do our best to give as much clarity as ...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

We are looking at the potential role of testing. We are about to have an experiment, with our first asymptomatic testing regime being put in place in campuses in ...



Education and Skills Committee 18 November 2020 [Draft] : 18 dhen t-Samhain 2020


Richard Lochhead

My job is to work with our sectors and with my fellow ministers—to make sure that they are aware of all the issues that the sectors are facing—so that we can deli...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-23894.3: Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 64, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23894.1: Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 56, Against: 62 Abstain: 5
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-23894: Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 66, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23903: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 100, Against: 1 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried
S5M-23910: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 118, Against: 1 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-23911: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 20/01/2021
Result - For: 96, Against: 5 Abstain: 18
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ForCarried
S5M-23884: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2021
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23606: Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2021
Result - For: 118, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23815.2: Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 30/12/2020
Result - For: 30, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-23815.3: Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 30/12/2020
Result - For: 94, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-22552: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22291: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20027: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18767: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16407.4: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14638: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14432: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13695: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13686: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13687: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-18462: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18126: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18123: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18124: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18039: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17960: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17957: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17956: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17959: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17958: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>

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