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

David is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 May 2017 [Draft] : 23 May 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I played my part in addressing the issue of hypertension earlier this month, when I was given a monitor to wear for a day. I handed it in the next day, and the doctor phoned me and said, “Yo...



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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-05767: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 25/05/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-05603.3: Fisheries (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-05603.2: Fisheries (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-05603: Fisheries (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2017
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-05594.2: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 25, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-05594.1: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05594: A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05479.3: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05479: Scrap the NHS Pay Cap (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05423: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 09/05/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 44 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-05709: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05689: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05556: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05557: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05554: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05555: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5O-01044: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
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 >>

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