Graham Simpson MSP

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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


The Convener

Does the committee wish to welcome the Government’s undertaking to lay a further instrument to correct the errors in time for the regulations to come into force o...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


The Convener

Under agenda item 3, we have one negative instrument to consider. The main purpose of the regulations is to provide that the entitlement to retire at 55 applies t...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


The Convener

Under agenda item 2, it is proposed that the committee takes items 4 and 5—consideration of the delegated powers provisions in the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definitio...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


The Convener (Graham Simpson)

I welcome everyone to the 17th meeting in 2019 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. We have received apologies from Mary Fee and Stuart McMillan. I w...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019


Graham Simpson

I thank the minister for his answer and for his letter of Tuesday, which spelled out the legal position around letting agent enforcement orders.



Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019


6. Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning has undertaken of whether complaints against property factors and letting agents are bein...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Graham Simpson

Is that the kind of thing that you mentioned earlier?



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Graham Simpson

I have one more general question. Is the range of powers that councils have effective enough and, if not, what else would you like to see?



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Graham Simpson

Is there a potential human rights issue in that someone who owns an empty house might just want to keep it that way for whatever reason



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Graham Simpson

What about the idea of having compulsory sale orders? Do you have any thoughts on how effective they might be?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
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AgainstCarried
S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-05616: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03251: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22988: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03190: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03182: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22703: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22296: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03060: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22262: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22106: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22105: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2019 Show Full Question >>

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