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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Richard Leonard

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6465
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Richard is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 23 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard'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 Richard Leonard. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 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

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

I am a member of the Scottish Labour History Society.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

I am the Convener of the RMT Scottish Parliamentary Group. [Registered 22 June 2021]

I am a member of the William Morris Society.

I am a member of the Keir Hardie Society.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Expenses incurred in the constituency campaign for the Scottish Parliament Election of 6 May 2021 were met by Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Labour Party (A&S CLP). To assist in this campaign A&S CLP received, from permissible sources, the following donations: £2,000 from Unite the Union, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ). £1,000 from CWU, a trade union (of 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX). £250 from ASLEF, a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). £450 from UNISON Scotland a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). £100 from TSSA, a trade union (of 2nd floor, 17 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4SQ). £500 from the RMT, a trade union (of Unity House. 39 Chalton Street. London NW1 1JD).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Leonard 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 Audit Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Convener: "The principal item on the agenda is a round-table discussion on something that has been a recurring theme for our predecessor committee, Audit Scotland and the wider Parliament and public: the current state of child and adolescent mental health services in Scotland. I will ask members of the committee to ask questions on particular thematic areas,…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "Good morning. I welcome everybody to this, the sixth meeting of the Public Audit Committee in this session of Parliament. Before we start our business today, I remind everybody in the committee room that social distancing measures are still in place…

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Fatal Accident Inquiries

6. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what role fatal accident inquiries have in the delivery of justice in Scotland. (S6O-00240)"

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Brexit Impact on Supply Chain and Labour Market

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I will begin with a few clarifications. First, on the title of the Government’s motion, Scotland does not have a singular unitary monolithic supply chain…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 September 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "I welcome everybody to the fifth meeting in session 6 of the Public Audit Committee. I remind members and guests that the social distancing rules of Parliament must be adhered to…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard 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 Richard Leonard 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-03038

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd has had with (a) CalMac Ferries, (b) shipbrokers and (c) shipowners regarding the charter of vessels to increase carrying capacity on routes in the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03823

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding tendering of the contract for new ferries for the Isles of Islay and Jura, and on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) Transport Scotland officials have met CMAL officials to discuss the tendering process for this contract since 1 January…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03825

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that contracts for the vessel replacement programme outlined in its Infrastructure Investment Plan to 2025-26 are directly awarded to (a) publicly-owned shipyards and (b) other shipyards in Scotland or the rest of the UK."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03826

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of jobs that will be supported by the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) contract for two new ferries for the Isle of Islay."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03824

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reasons it is reportedly awarding contracts to Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd to build two new ferries for the Isle of Islay routes on the Clyde and Hebrides network."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03822

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) Transport Scotland and (b) Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) fully consult with recognised trade unions on public ferry services on future contracts tendered as part of the vessel replacement programme outlined in its Infrastructure Investment Plan to 2025-26."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03686

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current rate is for face-to-face appointments with GPs, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02703

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which national public sector organisations tendered for PPE, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the financial year 2020-21; which companies or organisations have been awarded contracts from these tender exercises; where these companies or organisations are based, and what the financial value was of each contract…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03797

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02134 by Ivan McKee on 7 September 2021, whether it will provide an update on its review of the UK Government’s Subsidy Control Bill and its impact on public contracts for (a) rail and (b) ferry services in Scotland, and which external organisations it has consulted as part…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03768

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on what basis it considers the contract awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the design of the National Care Service to be legally competent, in light of the Contract Award Notice reportedly being “sent for publication” after the expiry of the Framework Agreement."

Awaiting answer

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