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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Graham Simpson

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Graham Simpson

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @grahamsmsp

Facebook: Graham's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6983
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Graham does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Graham has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Graham has had 9 previous roles

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

27 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Social Security Committee

Member

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Convener

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

conveners group

Member

29 June 2017 - 05 September 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Graham'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 Graham Simpson. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Graham Simpson 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: 7 October 2021

MV Glen Sannox and Vessel 802 (Cost)

2. Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what the latest estimate is of the public cost of procuring the ferries MV Glen Sannox and hull 802. (S6O-00260)"

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Heat in Buildings Strategy

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "Thousands of householders are currently worried about how they will pay for new heat and smoke alarms by next February, but the minister says that by 2025 he will bring in regulations that could land householders with bills of tens of thousands of pounds. He has twice failed to say how he will help people to pay for that; will he do so now?"

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Rest and Be Thankful

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank Donald Cameron for bringing the debate to the Parliament. It would be nice if we had something to be thankful for, because, if that were the case, we would not need to be here. The problems on the A83 are long-standing…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Covid-19

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "Earlier today, the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee rejected the Government’s vaccination passport regulations on the basis that they were rammed through without proper parliamentary scrutiny…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Rail Strike

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "The minister is right to say that it takes two sides to resolve a dispute, but it is within his gift to get involved. Will he be taking part directly in the talks tomorrow and if not, why not?"

Votes

How Graham Simpson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graham Simpson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Graham Simpson 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-03778

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will update the guidance for international school and educational visits, which was due to be reviewed at the end of August 2021, in order to bring it in line with the current framework for international travel…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03222

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what preparations it has made to ensure that bus operators in rural areas have access to charging infrastructure before the 2023 deadline for decarbonisation,"

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03221

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it will provide to bus operators to meet the costs and deliver at pace the necessary depot charging infrastructure before the end of 2023."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03219

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what evaluation it has carried out of ScotZeb scheme, and how many buses have been purchased using this."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03220

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many diesel buses will have to be replaced to meet the 2023 net-zero target."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03223

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will prevent a loss of rural bus services as small operators are asked decarbonise before the end of 2023."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03218

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it will provide bus operators, to help them offer more competitive wages and retain staff, in light of reports that they are losing drivers to the HGV industry."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03224

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact introducing free bus travel for under-22s will have on the number of people using the active travel infrastructure."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03217

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding reducing the reported backlog of bus driving licence applications at the DVLA, in light of the potential impact of this on bus services in Scotland."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03225

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact introducing free bus travel for under-22s will have on bus operators, and whether any subsequent fare pressure will lead to 23- to 59-year-old passengers paying more."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 October 2021

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