David Torrance MSP

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Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

I agree with Alex Rowley. Politicians can ask any Government department questions on how efficient it is. It is up to us to play that key scrutiny role. I am quite happy to close the petitio...



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

I agree. If we have already worked on the issue, and if another committee is working on it, why the duplication? Just pass it on and let them get on with it.



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

It is important to get COSLA’s views because, as Brian Whittle says, there are huge differences between local authorities. I have an excellent campus in my constituency, thanks to Fife Counc...



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

I agree with Brian Whittle that we already know what is going to come back from the local authorities—that they decide where their budget goes. However, we still have to write to COSLA and t...



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

We should write to the Scottish Government asking for its views on what the petition is calling for.



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

I agree with Brian Whittle about the Scottish Government. There is also a programme in Fife. My neighbour three doors down has a therapy dog—a retriever—that goes out into communities, hospi...



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

I would like to wait and see whether the funding is delivered in December. If it is, the programme will then take 18 months to implement. If the funding is not delivered, however, we can put...



Public Petitions Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

The petitioner has raised concerns about the lack of progress. Is the delay basically down to you trying to evaluate and get information about the course down south and, as you mentioned, th...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


David Torrance

Does the minister agree that Brexit will have a devastating impact on the availability of skilled workers in the construction industry and could damage the good r...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


6. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government how many local authority and affordable houses have been delivered in the Kirkcaldy constituency since 2012. (S5O-03664)

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19287.1: Supporting Innovation (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19287.2: Supporting Innovation (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-18623: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19193.1: Give Them Time Campaign (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19190.2: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19190.1: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19190: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19265: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19253: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18973: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18947: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18922: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18923: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18921: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18920: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18874: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18875: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-25734: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03664: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03603: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03572: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03507: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03434: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03414: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03377: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03228: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03134: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2019 Show Full Question >>

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