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Meeting of the Parliament 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I start by apologising that I will not be able to stay for the whole debate, because I have another engagement.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 May 2015 : Thursday, May 14, 2015


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I agree with my colleagues across the chamber that there are many benefits in moving from a linear economy towards a more circular economy. We cannot simply apply...



Public Petitions Committee 12 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 12, 2015


David Torrance

I am happy to support John Wilson’s and Angus MacDonald’s recommendation that the petition be referred to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Commit...



Public Petitions Committee 12 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 12, 2015


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Convener, I am minded to close the petition, seeing as the Scottish Government has expressed its intention to bring forward legislation in the next session of Parliament.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 April 2015 : Thursday, April 30, 2015


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Presiding Officer, you will know that a number of the workforce of Tullis Russell in your constituency reside in my constituency. Will the First Minister update t...



Public Audit Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


David Torrance

Exhibit 5 on page 15 shows that, in 2012-13, 60 per cent of the borrowings were to be repaid within between 10 and 50 years. Given the fact that nobody can predic...



Public Audit Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Good morning. Do councillors really understand borrowing and treasury management in their scrutiny role? Exhibit 15 on page 37 of the report shows that the attendance of councillors at scrut...



Public Petitions Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


David Torrance

Could we write to all the local authorities to see what percentage of new-build housing is disabled friendly?



Public Petitions Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


David Torrance

I agree. It was mentioned that two companies—one in Fife and one in Glasgow—are building disabled-friendly homes. We should write to them, as it would be interesting to hear their views. I k...



Public Petitions Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


David Torrance

Good morning. I fully support your petition. Should local authorities play a greater role when replacing existing council housing with accessible new builds? I wi...

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S4M-13267 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament
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S4M-13258 Patrick Harvie: Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general
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S4M-13246.2 Iain Gray: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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S4M-13246.1 Liz Smith: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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S4M-13246.3 Liam McArthur: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in
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S4M-13246 Angela Constance: Equity and Excellence in Education—That the Parliament agrees that there
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S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-13301: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13282: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13257: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13255: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13175: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13174: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13172: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13164: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13163: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13162: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04399: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04158: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04072: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04014: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/02/2015 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 >>

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