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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

Committees

Cross-party groups

David is not a member of any 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 16 previous roles

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

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

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

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 19 May 2016.

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

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

I am a member of Linktown Tenants Association.

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town Association.

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants Association.

I am a member of Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

I am a member of the YMCA Management Committee.

I am a member of Linton Lane Management Committee.

I am a member of the Scout Association.

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.

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal (PE1651)

David Torrance: "I thank the petitioner Marion Brown for bringing the petition to the committee…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Island Lifeline Ferry Ports (Parking Charges) (PE1722)

David Torrance: "I do not have anything to add. The petition has achieved what the petitioner wanted…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (PE1517)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "As someone who was on the Public Petitions Committee in the previous parliamentary session when the petition was first submitted, I thought that progress would have been much faster and that the issue would have been resolved more quickly…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

A77 (Upgrade) (PE1657)

David Torrance: "I do not have anything to add to that, because my colleagues have covered it all. We will just have to wait and see what the strategic transport projects review offers the area…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Care Homes (Designated Visitors) (PE1841)

David Torrance: "As do my colleagues, I think that the issue is very difficult; however, I do not think that the committee can take the petition any further because by the time that the new petitions committee meets, whoever is on that committee will probably not see the petition for five or six months, and we know how long it takes to get legislation through the…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. 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 24 March 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 24 March 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

Question ref. S5W-22544

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) report on the inquiry into Tayside NHS Board Endowment Funds, which was published on 1 February 2019."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 5 April 2019

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