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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...



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


David Torrance

My question is on arbitration and the impact on the construction sector. In your written evidence, you explain that it is currently difficult for third parties to...



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


David Torrance

Will the bill improve the law on agriculture? If so, how?



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


David Torrance

Can you give examples from the agriculture sector?



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


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

The bill seeks to provide greater clarity. Are the provisions in the bill clear and will they resolve some of the uncertainty that is associated with the current ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I thank Graeme Dey for securing this debate to welcome the #IncludED in the Main?! campaign and to raise awareness of, and stimulate conversation about, children and young people with learni...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 14 March 2017 [Draft] : 14 March 2017


David Torrance

That should be sufficient, thank you.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 14 March 2017 [Draft] : 14 March 2017


David Torrance

Thank you for that answer. Could you expla...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 14 March 2017 [Draft] : 14 March 2017


David Torrance

Does the bill provide the right balance between the rights of the contracting parties to change their minds and the rights of third parties?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 14 March 2017 [Draft] : 14 March 2017


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I wish to focus on the irrevocability rule. Will you expand on the problems with the current irrevocability rule? Why would it b...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04920.1: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04919.2: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 3
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ForCarried
S5M-04919.3: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 58, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04919: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 54 Abstain: 3
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ForCarried
S5M-04710.2: Scotland's Choice (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04710.4: Scotland's Choice (Kezia Dugdale)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710.5: Scotland's Choice (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04710.3: Scotland's Choice (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710: Scotland's Choice (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-04958: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04906: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04861: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04840: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04658: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04657: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04544: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04518: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04523: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04403: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2017 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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