Richard Simpson MSP

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Richard Simpson MSP

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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) Ten times more fuel poverty.



Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson Thank you.



Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson I do not want to throw a damp sponge over that. You are absolutely correct that what showed up was a deviation from an average that was improving—I absolutely accept that. However, in the past month we have also had the Nuffield Trust report on the comparison of the four countries in the UK, which s...

Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson I am concerned that we learn lessons not just for Lanarkshire. This morning we heard from Dr Wallace and Mr Ross, who are relatively new in their posts, that along with the three new hospital directors they are taking forward an ambitious programme, which you have confirmed, cabinet secretary. That ...

Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson Thank you.



Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson I am glad to have got that corrected.



Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson Out-of-hours care is a whole different issue that we will probably have to come to. I will pick up on two matters, the first of which relates to what Richard Lyle has just mentioned and what Bob Doris talked about when he asked what progress we can get by December this year or summer next year.

Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson I appreciate that Dr Wallace has only just come into post, but the timeline reviews state that one of the problems—apart from the lack of robust data, which we have discussed—was that Lanarkshire was concentrating on longer-term strategic items and not on the sepsis six bundle. I would therefore con...

Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Simpson One of the things that you have to look at is how robust the data is. There was a 23,000 backlog in coding, which is supposed to be one of the factors that have affected the results from Lanarkshire, yet when the rapid review report occurred there was still a big backlog a year or 15 months later. W...

Health and Sport Committee 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) I want to take us back to see where we came from and where we have got to. I appreciate that there is the new 55-page report. I do not know whether it has 21 recommendations, but there seems to be a very large number of action points, which are welcome, if they can be implemented.

The fir...
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S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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NoCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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NoCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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NoCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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YesDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-09801: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09624: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09623: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09615: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09558.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09530: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09524: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09523: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09519: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09446.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20810: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20791: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20792: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20778: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20777: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20776: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20772: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20773: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20774: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20775: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014 Show Full Question >>