David Torrance MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 November 2020 [Draft] : 25 November 2020


David Torrance

Growth is crucial to the long-term survival of our businesses. Although there is no denying that the pandemic has been extremely tough on many businesses, others ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 November 2020 [Draft] : 25 November 2020


8. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to small and medium-sized businesses facing difficulty as a result of the pandemic. (S5O-04784)



Meeting of the Parliament 24 November 2020 : 24 November 2020


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

As a member of the Health and Sport Committee, I welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate. I offer my thanks to the clerks and the Scottish Parliament infor...



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

I would like us to keep the petition open. The issue is too important for us to close it, and we need reassurances. Maurice Corry said that powers will be transfe...



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

I agree with colleagues that we should write to the Deputy First Minister.



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

The Law Society of Scotland’s submission is overwhelming, so I am in agreement with the convener that we should close the petition under rule 15.7 of the standing...



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

I am happy to support my colleague and close the petition. Local authorities should have the flexibility to structure the school week, and we have been given reas...



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

I am happy to close the petition under rule 15.7 of standing orders, but I would like to see a response from COSLA to the letter that we sent it.



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

I thank the petitioner and all the different organisations that have contributed evidence to the committee. Like my colleagues, I would like to see a timetable fo...



Public Petitions Committee 12 November 2020 [Draft] : 12 November 2020


David Torrance

What other relevant transport-related policies are in place to protect vulnerable rural and island communities from the impact of the rising cost of living?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-23343: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill (Neil Bibby)
Meeting Date: 26/11/2020
Result - For: 107, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-23450.2: Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 25/11/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23445.2: Legal Advice (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 25/11/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 65 Abstain: 1
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ForDefeated
S5M-23445: Legal Advice (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 25/11/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 4
AgainstCarried
S5M-23328: Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 24/11/2020
Result - For: 121, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23416.2: Coronavirus: Scotland’s Strategic Approach (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 19/11/2020
Result - For: 51, Against: 71 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-23416.3: Coronavirus: Scotland’s Strategic Approach (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 19/11/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 99 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-23416: Coronavirus: Scotland’s Strategic Approach (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/11/2020
Result - For: 99, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-23385.3: Safe Schools (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 18/11/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-23385.2: Safe Schools (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 18/11/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-22772: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22630: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22522: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22486: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22485: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21873: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21823: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21701: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21702: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21640: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-04784: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04732: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32902: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-02400: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04595: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04484: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04479: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-02293: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04219: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04112: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2020 Show Full Question >>

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