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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

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 their Constituency

53 Kirk Wynd
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1EH

Phone: 01592 200349
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

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

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute 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 Linton Lane Management Committee.

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

I am a member of the Scout Association.

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants 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 Linktown Tenants Association.

I am a member of Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town 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.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 11 January 2022

Inquiry on Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Good morning. How does the amount of time that children and young people spend on social media affect their health and wellbeing? Online bullying has an impact on young people’s mental health. Has that increased during the pandemic…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 11 January 2022

Transvaginal Mesh Removal Reimbursement Scheme

David Torrance: "My question is for Greig Chalmers. Some of the women will have taken out loans or used credit cards, or even remortgaged houses in some cases…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 21 December 2021

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Good afternoon, cabinet secretary. The national performance framework has nine indicators and targets for health…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 7 December 2021

Perinatal Mental Health

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Thank you, convener. Good afternoon, panel members. We have heard about variations in local services, but “Delivering Effective Services” acknowledges the issue of timescales for perinatal mental health services. Are the current timescales adequate…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2021

Affordable Housing (Edinburgh)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Does the cabinet secretary agree that City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on a short-term let control area, which closed earlier this month and is currently being reviewed in the city chambers, is proof that local authorities have been empowered by the Scottish Government to find tailored solutions to their housing challenges?"

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02761.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 34 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02761.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 23 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.3

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Craig Hoy, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 34 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.1

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 55 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.2

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 54 for, 69 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions David Torrance has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6O-00523

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with Optometry Scotland regarding the request for a fee uplift and regular yearly review of fees, and the anticipated timeframe for a mutually agreeable settlement to be reached."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05048

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action has been taken on the use of mesh in hernia repair."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03967

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what further financial support will be made available to NHS boards and integration authorities in responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 26 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03427

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the principles and commitments that support the care for people with long COVID."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 30 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01193

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support will be made available to NHS Boards in responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 2 July 2021

Question ref. S5W-36215

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received free personal and nursing care since the policy was introduced."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-36221

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received a medical prescription since charges for these began to be phased out in 2008."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 April 2021

Question ref. S5W-36217

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received a free bus pass since 2007-08, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36214

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many students from Scotland have received free university tuition since 2007-08."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35514

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking following the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's (MHRA) review of the use of UK plasma for fractionation."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 25 February 2021

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