David Torrance MSP

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David Torrance MSP

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  • Member for: Kirkcaldy
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Equalities and Human Rights Committee 27 April 2017 : 27 April 2017


David Torrance

Their argument is that people who already stay here and have been here for a long time should still be entitled to all the benefits and so on, whereas people who ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 27 April 2017 : 27 April 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Sorry, convener—I have a question. On Tuesday night, in the Parliament, I hosted a briefing session by the Finn-Guild, which is an organisation for Finnish nation...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 April 2017 [Draft] : 25 April 2017


David Torrance

We heard from Professor Hugh Beale that, although the equivalent English provisions are cruder and less sophisticated than the Scottish ones, they are possibly ea...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 April 2017 [Draft] : 25 April 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Good morning, minister. Sections 4 to 6 of the bill include rules that prevent contracting parties from modifying or cancelling a third-party right. How will those provisions work in practic...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 April 2017 [Draft] : 20 April 2017


David Torrance

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities gave us evidence of best working practices in the Syrian resettlement programme, but evidence that we have taken from others suggests that there ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 April 2017 [Draft] : 20 April 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Can you give me your views on the Syrian resettlement programme and the services for unaccompanied children?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 18 April 2017 [Draft] : 18 April 2017


David Torrance

Will you outline how you envisage section 9(3) will work in practice where the dispute relates to non-contractual rights?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 18 April 2017 [Draft] : 18 April 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Good morning, Mr Dundas. On the operation of sections 9(2) and 9(3) of the bill, we understand that section 9(2) is meant to allow disputes about a third-party ri...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 30 March 2017 [Draft] : 30 March 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I want to follow up on what Mary Fee said about local authorities. Glasgow City Council has a wealth of experience in dealing wi...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


David Torrance

On the speed of law reform, from the evidence that we have received, it seems that some of the problems in third-party rights in Scots law are of long standing. D...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-05312.2: Carers and Social Care (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 44 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05312.1: Carers and Social Care (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05312.3: Carers and Social Care (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 48, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05312: Carers and Social Care (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05333: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 26/04/2017
Result - For: 104, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05282.4: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05282.1: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Kezia Dugdale)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05282.2: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05282: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-05283: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 4 Abstain: 6
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Motion S5M-05377: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05379: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05376: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05384: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05382: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05221: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05155: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05040: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05039: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05036: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-00582: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00172: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00091: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00075: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00038: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05591: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05561: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05528: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04921: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04575: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2015 Show Full Question >>

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