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 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
5. Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support traditional Scottish music and dance. (S4O-03555)



Meeting of the Parliament 01 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Dr Simpson

Some 18 years ago the previous funding body, the Scottish Arts Council, said that the dysfunctional system of traditional dance, which was made up of very small groups across Scotland, requi...

Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab)

Can I ask a specific question and then a general one, or would you rather that I stuck to the general one at this point?



Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

I want to clarify an issue that Dr Morrow has just raised. Do you feel that the proposed powers in the bill actually give the named person, carer or independent a...

Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

It is your anticipation that, if we get the bill right, the use of interim orders to take things forward would reduce. There would be a more definitive result, ei...

Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

Perhaps Mr McKay could comment. The MWC’s submission included a bit about the matter.



Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

I should have declared my connections with psychiatry and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. SAMH has proposed a sunset clause that might satisfy Colin M...

Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

In the event of a named person not being appointed, does the tribunal have the right to require the appointment of an advocate?



Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

And in practice?



Health and Sport Committee 30 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dr Simpson

That is fair.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11029.4 Claudia Beamish: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name
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YesDefeated

S4M-11029.1 Jamie McGrigor: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name o
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NoDefeated

S4M-11029 Paul Wheelhouse: UN Climate Summit 2014—That the Parliament welcomes the successful climat
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NoCarried

S4M-11023.1 Mary Fee: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Margaret Bu
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YesDefeated

S4M-11023.3 Alex Johnstone: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Marg
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NoDefeated

S4M-11023.2 Jim Hume: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Margaret Bur
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NoDefeated

S4M-11023 Margaret Burgess: Housing Supply—That the Parliament recognises that housing is and will
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NoCarried

S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Richard Simpson
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-11046: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10948: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10844: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10359: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10233: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10056: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10054: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10046: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10045: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09960: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4O-03555: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22551: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03425: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00744: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21622: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21620: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21621: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21624: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21623: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03331: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Question >>