Graham Simpson MSP

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COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

I was not making that particular case. It is merely a fact that people are touching their faces. They will touch surfaces in shops and then go and play about with their face covering....



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

Have you done any assessment of the risk to the wearers of face coverings? I know myself that there is a temptation to touch your face when you are wearing one, whereas you were not doing th...



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

You mention the UK—we are talking about England, whereas the situation in Wales is much different. The mandatory wearing of face masks has not been introduced the...



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

There seems to have been a change of heart or a change of opinion from experts on this matter. Your own Professor Jason Leitch started by saying in April:<...



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

Well, okay—I was hoping that you might be able to answer that while you are here, but we will move on if you cannot. For when you do come to answer my questions, ...



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

I am trying to understand what the regulations mean; I think that that is what you are here to explain. The regulations are in your name. If someone goes into a bank or building society or a...



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

Does that exemption also apply to post offices?



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

Are you saying that you do not know? The regulations are in your name.



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson

I did not say that it was being done by sleight of hand. I did not use that phrase.



COVID-19 Committee 28 July 2020 [Draft] : 28 July 2020


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

I am not a member of the committee, but I will say that I have no relevant interests to declare.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-20786: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17265.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15454: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14962.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12342: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11368: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10476: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09839.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08915: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08770: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30934: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30168: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04446: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04360: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-02130: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/05/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28476: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28472: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28473: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28474: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-28470: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2020 Show Full Question >>

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