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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

Health and Sport 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

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

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Public Petitions Committee

Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Health and Sport 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 Scout Leader of the 5th Fife Scout Group, Kirkcaldy.

I am a member of the YMCA Management Committee.

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

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town Association.

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

I am a member of the Scout Association.

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants Association.

I am a member of Linktown Tenants Association.

I am a member of Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Tokyo Paralympics

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "I thank my colleague Karen Adam for securing the debate. The 2020 Paralympics may have come to an end, but the motivation and inspiration that this year’s event has instilled in us continue to live on…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Session 6 Priorities (Drugs Policy)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "As far back as 2017, a public petition was raised on the harms of prescription drugs. A short-life working group took it up and made its recommendations in March this year…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Mental Health

2. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what importance it places on recognising and addressing the societal issues that contribute to poor mental health. (S6O-00100)"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Working Single Parents (PE1868)

David Torrance: "I agree that it is very difficult to explore any other avenues. I am happy to close the petition under rule 15.7 of standing orders."

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (PE1517)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "This petition has been running for more than seven years. I was there at the beginning of session 4, and I saw it through session 5 and then session 6. We have received more than 100 written, and several oral, submissions…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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. 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

Question ref. S5W-35110

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any plans to further develop the Protect Scotland app."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34822

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work being carried out to support the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s health and social care workforce at this time."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 28 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-32902

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next set of Action 15 recruitment figures will be published."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-25734

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Action 3 of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027, to “commission the development of a Matrix of evidence-based interventions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.”"

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 October 2019

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