Graham Simpson MSP

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Graham Simpson MSP

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  • Member for: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2017 : 28 June 2017


Graham Simpson

I can clarify for Mr Swinney that we are saying that the creation of these new regional bodies amounts to greater centralisation, not autonomy. Headteachers will ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2017 : 28 June 2017


Graham Simpson

That excessive uniformity is why the Scottish Conservatives have been arguing for years that we need greater diversity in the system and that we need properly to empower headteachers. On tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2017 : 28 June 2017


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

I too, praise Tom Mason for his maiden speech. I also congratulate him for bucking a trend in the chamber and being well within time. I am sure that that will not catch on.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2017 : 28 June 2017


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

I thank the cabinet secretary for her earlier update. She is entirely right to focus on high-rise properties, but we have had quite an extensive programme of clad...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 June 2017 : 22 June 2017


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

I met ScotRail recently and was assured that the line would be up to full carriage capacity over the next few months. What is required is for the whole of the line to be two tracks, rather t...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 June 2017 : 21 June 2017


Graham Simpson

Councils have an on-going duty to contact private car park operators every two years, but we have heard evidence that they get very little response and sometimes no response. Should we remov...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 June 2017 : 21 June 2017


Graham Simpson

Just for clarity, are you saying that you have a separate group looking at private parking?



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 June 2017 : 21 June 2017


Graham Simpson

There is good practice, but there are also car parks where non-disabled people are routinely parking in disabled spaces and getting away with it because it is not enforceable. That is a part...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 June 2017 : 21 June 2017


Graham Simpson

We have heard that private car park operators have been reluctant to make their bays enforceable. Do you have any views on that?



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 June 2017 : 21 June 2017


Graham Simpson

Sure.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-05616: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03612.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03327: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02804.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02437: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01019: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-10521: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09684: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09683: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01076: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09497: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09420: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09398: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09397: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09299: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09298: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/05/2017 Show Full Question >>

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