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 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

The Health and Sport Committee report that was introduced by our convener, Duncan McNeil, is welcome. It has also been extremely important to hear from so many ot...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

Does the cabinet secretary agree that what we are discussing is the biggest medically caused tragic event since thalidomide—arguably, it is bigger—and that we sho...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Will you afford Murdo Fraser the opportunity to correct himself? He said that, in 2010, the economy was not in growth but ...

Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

If it does not get sorted, I suggest that you raise a European human rights challenge. It is a matter of human rights that is not being addressed appropriately at...

Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

I would welcome such a recommendation, because I regard the current situation as completely inequitable. The massive inequity with the postcode lottery had to be ...

Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

Yes, I wanted that on the record. I was aware that there was going to be a change.

Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

I have two quick questions. First, are you satisfied with the current monitoring arrangements of the success rates and are the rates published?



Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

My last question is again on something that was dealt with by the fertility commission in the 1980s. We noted the rather bad habit of tests being repeated. Women ...

Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

Would the number move up to two for those over 40, or would it stay at one?



Health and Sport Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dr Simpson

So, hopefully, we will now go for three cycles.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12776.4 John Swinney: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the n
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S4M-12776.3 Gavin Brown: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-12776.1 Willie Rennie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776.2 Patrick Harvie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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NoCarried

S4M-12763.1 Claire Baker: Post-study Work Visas—As an amendment to motion S4M-12763 in the name of H
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S4M-12763 Humza Yousaf: Post-study Work Visas—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Po
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S4M-12678.2 Roseanna Cunningham: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in th
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S4M-12678.3 Neil Findlay: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the name
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S4M-12678.1 Annabel Goldie: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the nam
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-12714: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12654: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12546: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/03/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12492.3: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12491.1: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12341: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12237: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12082: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12045: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11989: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-24885: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24884: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24758: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02633: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24515: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24208: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24207: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24192: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24193: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24194: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/01/2015 Show Full Question >>