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Meeting of the Parliament 22 February 2018 : 22 February 2018


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

The opening words of the Scottish Government’s “Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy: Discussion Paper on Evidence, ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

Yes, very briefly. You are right, convener. We went to Linlithgow and met community groups who had been involved in drawing up their own local place plan, which, ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

Yes.



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

Would there be any value in the Government publishing a breakdown of the total taxes in the scheme?



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

What information does that give?



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

You make the point that all the information is there, but no one is collecting it or putting it in one place. If you were to evaluate the scheme, you would need to do that, so how would it b...



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

My question is for Richard Marsh. Are you able to assess non-domestic rates using information that is publicly available?



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson

You are handing out an awful lot of money. Are we not even seeing whether we are getting value for money? Surely some work has been done.



Local Government and Communities Committee 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

I have a quick question. Why has the scheme not been evaluated until now? I do not get that, when it has been around for 10 years.



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

Does the cabinet secretary agree that the central Scotland green network should be beefed up, have more powers and be a statutory consultee on planning matters? I know that planning is not i...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-10571.3: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10571.2: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 4, Against: 104 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10571: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 78, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-10518: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2018
Result - For: 70, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10397: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/02/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10307.1: Stemming the Plastic Tide: Action to Tackle the Impact of Single-use Plastics on Land and in our Seas (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 62 Abstain: 26
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SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 90, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10218: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 118, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10183.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-10476: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09839.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08915: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08770: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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-14775: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01824: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01796: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14295: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01771: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01728: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13456: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13293: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13294: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13292: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2017 Show Full Question >>

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