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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Lyle

Scottish National Party

MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Richard Lyle

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @RichardlyleSnp

Committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 11 previous roles

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

13 December 2018 - 05 March 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

30 March 2017 - 22 November 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 30 March 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

16 May 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 27 November 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

08 September 2011 - 03 April 2014

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 15 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 22 October 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 08 September 2011

Public Petitions 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 Lyle. The date of their initial statement was 12 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 29 August 2018]

From 5 to 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 30 October 2019]

From 7 to 11 October 2014 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; President MA Ying-Jeou and Madame Ma, Scottish Development International (Taiwan Office), Ministry of Transport and Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City Council, Straits Exchange Foundation, British Trade and Cultural Office, Hsinchu Science Park, Green Energy and Environment Research Lab, King Car Whisky Distillery and the National Centre for Traditional Arts. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £2780, accommodation £528, bus £133, high speed rail £12, food £163, tickets for 101, opera and hot spring £59. The total cost was £3,675 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a vase, a tie and tie pin, a glass ornament and a book. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.

From 19 to 20 July 2017 I undertook a visit to Neuchâtel, Switzerland at the invitation of Research and Development at Philip Morris Industries, Philip Morris International (PMI) Research & Development Department (a tobacco company of Quai Jeanrenaud, 2000 Neuchâte, Switzerland). I participated in meetings with Senior Researchers and Developers, was hosted by PMI for Dinner and was provided with a tour of the Research Facility known as “The Cube”. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £358.73, accommodation £192.39, food and refreshments £139.39, transfers £125.33. The total cost was £815.84 met in its entirety by Philip Morris Industries. [Registered 01 August 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 16 December 2019 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2020. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 16 December 2019]

On 7 January 2019 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2019. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 9 January 2019]

On 19 December 2017 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2018. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 21 December 2017]

I am the Honorary President of Orbiston Bowling Club.

I am an honorary member of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section).

On 26 May 2016 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any horse race meeting in Scotland during 2016. The badge is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 16 June 2016]

I am an honorary member of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Lyle 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: 24 March 2021

Presiding Officer’s Closing Remarks

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Any time."

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

European Union Withdrawal (Relationships with Non-EU Countries)

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Having known Mike Russell for many years, I also wish him well. A close relationship between the UK and the EU is in everyone’s interests…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Brexit (Support for Companies)

8. Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to support companies that have been the most impacted by a loss of business due to Brexit. (S5O-05129)"

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Digital Connectivity

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "My questions follow on from Colin Smyth’s questions. We need to clear this up. Broadband is not a devolved matter; it is wholly the responsibility of the UK Government. Am I correct in saying that?"

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Businesses, Workers and the Economy)

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Will you give an update on how many apprenticeships have been supported through the apprenticeship employer grant and the adopt an apprentice scheme…

Votes

How Richard Lyle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Lyle 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 Richard Lyle 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-33475

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for No One Left Behind, and its ambitions to reform employability services in Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-30891

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the advice issued on 14 July 2020 that funfair operators could re-open their funfairs on 15 July, which it rescinded shortly afterwards, when operators will be given permission to reopen, and what urgent financial support it will provide to showpeople, who are self-employed, have not earned in four months,…

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 20 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-29992

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many sleep tests each NHS board has carried out in each of the last five years on people with (a) obstructive sleep apnoea and (b) other sleep disorders."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-29993

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, also broken down by how many have been given a continuous positive airway pressure machine."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-28151

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason herceptin and perjeta courses of treatment for people with cancer have reportedly been stopped earlier than planned."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 13 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28253

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported by care homes in the (a) Uddingston and Bellshill constituency and (b) rest of the country."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-27892

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to direct people seeking medical attention to the new NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Service."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 April 2020

Question ref. S5W-27818

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and what plans it has to launch a public awareness campaign."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 18 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27783

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many non-clinical managers in the NHS earn a salary of (a) between £60,000 and £79,999, (b) between £80,000 and £99,999 and (c) £100,000 and over per annum."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-03983

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it gave to charities and councils to help homeless people over the festive period."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 January 2020

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