Graham Simpson MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2019 [Draft] : 27 June 2019


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

The annual Government homelessness statistics, which came out this week, make for pretty grim reading. Almost every homelessness indicator has gone up in the past...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

Does it pass your fairness test?



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

I want to go back to the issue of schools. In your review, you used the word “fairness” quite a lot. One of your recommendations, which I think became part of the bill, is that some independ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

Let me put it this way: school closures would not be what you were trying to achieve.



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

You must have an opinion. As a result of something that you have recommended, schools could potentially close. You must have view on that.



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

I accept that you will not have heard the evidence that we have heard from some players in the independent school sector who say that they are on the brink. They ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

You had witnesses appear before you. Did you invite OSCR to come to see you?



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

I would like to continue my line of questioning, if that is okay.

Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

It is, but the idea came from you and your review. Do you accept that if your recommendation becomes law, it will create a two-tier charity sector?



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2019 [Draft] : 26 June 2019


Graham Simpson

Right, except for the fact that independent schools are classed as charities. If we are to be consistent across the charity sector, we should not discriminate bet...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 144
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 108, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 61
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 104
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 68, Against: 45 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 105
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 45, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 146
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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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 S5W-24286: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24285: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-24280: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
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