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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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David Torrance

Scottish National Party

MSP for Kirkcaldy (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About David Torrance

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @davidhtorrance

Facebook: David's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6892
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

53 Kirk Wynd
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1EH

Phone: 01592 200349
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ice Sports

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Muscular Dystrophy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

David does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

David does not have any party roles

Previous roles

David has had 20 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Public Petitions Committee

Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

Register of interests

David's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for David Torrance. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interest

Gifts

No registrable interest

Overseas visits

No registrable interest

Controlled transactions

No registrable interest

Heritable property

No registrable interest

Interest in shares

No registrable interest

Voluntary

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants Association.

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town Association.

I am a member of the Management Committee of Linktown Action Centre.

I am a member of the Scout Association.

I am Scout Leader of the 5th Fife Scout Group, Kirkcaldy.

I am a member of the YMCA Management Committee.

I am a member of Linton Lane Management Committee.

I am a member of Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

I am a member of Linktown Tenants Association.

I am a Director of SWACS (Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society).

Recent Activity

What was said

What David Torrance has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Injured Soldiers and Veterans (PE2032)

David Torrance: "Given the progress that has been made on the aims of the petition, I suggest that we close the petition under rule 15…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Cervical Cancer (Testing) (PE2088)

David Torrance: "I wonder whether we could write to the Scottish Government to seek an update on the working group that has been established to assess potential models and understand any required changes to the screening programme to support the initial roll-out of HPV self-sampling. Monica Lennon has highlighted that that is really important, and my better half…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (High Schools) (PE2091)

David Torrance: "Perhaps the committee could consider writing to the Scottish Government to ask how it evaluates the provision of counselling in secondary schools and how CAMHS referrals are monitored in secondary schools to ensure that they are completed correctly and effectively, and to highlight the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland’s 2023 report…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Redress Scheme (Fornethy House Residential School) (PE1933)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "I will ask about something that was mentioned earlier. Will you explain what evidence the Fornethy survivors must show to Redress Scotland to establish that the exclusion for short-term respite or holiday care does not apply to their cases?"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Community Participation Requests (Appeal Process) (PE1902)

David Torrance: "In the light of the evidence, I wonder whether the committee would consider closing the petition under rule 15…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 33 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 26 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 16 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions David Torrance has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-03642

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take regarding the ongoing Fife College staff pay dispute."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03505

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03454

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26932

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to pursue the devolution of powers for a Building Safety Levy in Scotland."

Answered by Shona Robison on 19 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03222

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how the projects and activities that it funds through its international development programmes contribute to promoting human rights."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03163

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received a final report from the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03096

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress in delivering the actions and aims contained in the Framework for Chronic Pain Service Delivery."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03083

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all legal predator control is carried out in a way that is consistent with best practice in animal welfare standards."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-02967

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work it is undertaking to deliver its commitments on participatory and deliberative democracy."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02841

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

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