Richard Simpson MSP

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Richard Simpson MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Richard is a member of the following Committees:

Richard is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

I am pleased to open the stage 1 debate on my Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill, although I regret the brevity of the time that has been allowed for the...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

I do not deny the progress that has been made since 2001—indeed, I will refer to that when I sum up—but I have a major concern about the budget, in which the alco...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

Thank you, Presiding Officer. I hope that my voice holds out until then. Unfortunately I have a slight cold.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

I will take an intervention a little later, once I get a bit further into my speech.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

Actually, I regret the fact that none of the SNP members of the committee has been able to speak in the debate. It might have been interesting to hear that point ...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

Thank you, Presiding Officer. We have been...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


Dr Simpson

In conclusion, as Jenny Marra said, we need a clear timetable from the Government so that, following the election, no matter who forms the Government, through the preparation and groundwork ...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 February 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

What progress has been made on ensuring that people with disabilities enter the modern apprenticeship scheme? When we previously looked at the percentages of peop...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 February 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

Will the Deputy First Minister take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 03 February 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Dr Simpson

Will the member take an intervention?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 28 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 29 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
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YesDefeated

Amendment 30 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
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YesDefeated

S4M-14673 Richard Simpson: Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill—T
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YesDefeated

S4M-15522 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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S4M-15522.1 Jackie Baillie: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—As an amendment to motion S4M-15522 in the
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Amendment 18 moved by Mark Griffin on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—T
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YesDefeated

Amendment 29 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 30 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 32 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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NoDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-15498: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15244.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/12/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15172.2: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/12/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14794: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14706: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14673: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14672: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14665: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14664: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14663: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/10/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4W-29541: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-29506: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-29505: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05486: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-01282: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05211: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-03135: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-28702: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/11/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-28378: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-28377: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2015 Show Full Question >>