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Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 10, 2014
David Torrance

According to the Scottish index of multiple deprivation, 16.6 per cent of the population of my Kirkcaldy constituency is employment deprived, compared with 12.8 per cent of the population of Scotland as a whole. What additional support does the Scottish Government make available to prepare young people who are living in deprived areas for employment?



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 10, 2014
4. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has given to youth employment training in the last year. (S4O-03794)



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I am happy to go with your recommendation, convener.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I am happy to close the petition as the petitioner is supportive of the Scottish Government’s actions on it.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I am happy to go with the recommendations.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I am happy to agree to the recommendation.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I am happy for us to consult them. Can we also ask how much consultation they have done with the local community and what input the community has had to the final draft plans?



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

One of your objections is that the proposal would facilitate underground coal gasification in the area but, even if the energy park is not there, licensed companies will still go ahead with underground coal gasification.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I have a question about a major concern that affects my area, as well: the plans for underground coal gasification. The energy park will probably be used for that. Underground coal gasification licences are issued by Westminster. Last night at Westminster, a motion to stop fracking and underground coal gasification underneath houses was defeated. It would have no relevance to the energy park whether this went ahead or not.



Public Petitions Committee 09 December 2014 : Tuesday, December 09, 2014
David Torrance

I have some sympathy with your petition. Fife energy park, which is in the area that I represent, has redeveloped and regenerated a run-down area and created a lot of high-skilled and well-paid jobs. It regenerated the whole of the Levenmouth area and it has the potential to be developed further. We are now compulsorily purchasing additional land to make room for more industries to come into the area.

There was a lot of consultation with Scottish Enterprise. We have the Fife coastal path, which gets half a million visitors a year, so there has been a lot of consultation with local groups, Scottish Enterprise and the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, to protect all the areas round the energy park. Could dialogue not take place with the local community on what it wants in the area, to influence the plan before it goes ahead?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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YesCarried

S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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YesCarried

Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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NoDefeated

S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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YesCarried

S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-11952: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11951: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11905: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11881: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11880: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11874: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11812: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11661: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11643: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11634: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03823: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03794: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03740: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03494: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03354: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02895: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02537: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02427: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02368: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02306: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2013 Show Full Question >>

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