Richard Lochhead MSP

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  • Member for: Moray
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

I thank colleagues for their thoughtful and constructive contributions to this afternoon’s debate. MSPs across the chamber have made powerful and thought-provoking comments. The cabinet secr...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

Although I would not necessarily use the same language as Adam Tomkins used, I certainly think that there are harsh lessons to be learned—as the Glasgow School of...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

I commend Joan McAlpine, the convener of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, and her colleagues on it, for their substantial and thorough report and for bringing the...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

How will we measure success? Ultimately, one of the purposes of Education Scotland is to ensure that we have appropriate skills for the workforce and for the economy of the future. We know t...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

That is a good resource that we have there. I will happily check the situation in the Highlands to understand what is happening there. My understanding is that the posts are continuing, but ...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

I will investigate that. I think that that was the RAiSE officer. There are two types of officers. The RAiSE officers are funded jointly by the Scottish Government and the Wood Foundation an...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

Again, as for the previous question, that is very much a priority for me, albeit that I represent a rural constituency, not an island constituency. We discuss with all the science centres, w...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

Those are good questions. Again, because of the success of bringing forward so many initiatives in the last few years, I am keen to make sure that it is easy for all schools and establishmen...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

In terms of the extra costs, there are funds available through certain funding streams to pay for bus journeys and transport costs for pupils. I will happily send that information to you as ...



Education and Skills Committee 02 October 2019 [Draft] : 02 October 2019


Richard Lochhead

You have quite rightly highlighted the importance of the science centres, which are funded to a significant extent by the Scottish Government. The issue that you raise is usually also the fi...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19851.1: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19851.2: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19851: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 16 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19822.3: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 22 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-19822.1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19743: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19539: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.3: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 64, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.2: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19715: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-18767: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16407.4: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14638: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14432: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13695: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13686: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13687: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13654: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13612: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13592: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-18462: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18126: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18123: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18124: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18039: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17960: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17957: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17956: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17959: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17958: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>

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