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 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Dr Simpson

I am prepared to withdraw my amendment.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


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

I was not a member of the committee that considered the bill, but I observed the evidence that was given by a number of people at stage 1 about information that i...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Dr Simpson

Thank you, Presiding Officer. In answer to a question from Richard Baker, Jamie Hepburn, the Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, said that t...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


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

On a point of order, Presiding Officer.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


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

We did.



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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

The bill is modest but, as Mark McDonald and Jenny Marra said, it is important. It is based on the McManus report but, as Malcolm Chisholm reminded us, there was ...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Dr Simpson

Out of the 137 homicides committed by those with mental illness in the past 10 years in Scotland, only two appear to have been the subject of published reports by...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Dr Simpson

The first piece of legislation that was passed by our Parliament in 1999, and with which I was personally involved, sought to tackle the situation arising from an...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Dr Simpson

Of course, the Government could introduce primary legislation following the review’s conclusions if it believed that that was necessary at that point. Amendment 1...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2015 : Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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

Amendment 24 follows stage 2 amendment 109, which was lodged by Adam Ingram in response to concerns that were raised with him, me and Nanette Milne. When that amendment was lodged, the Natio...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 1 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 3 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 4 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 6 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 7 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 15 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 17 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 22 moved by Cara Hilton on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (S
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YesDefeated

Amendment 19 moved by Michael Matheson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13727: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/07/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13709: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/07/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13674: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13657: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13656: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13611: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13579: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13578: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13565: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13509: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-26968: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26967: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26965: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 R Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26964: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26962: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 R Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26957: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26960: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26959: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26958: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26956: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 Show Full Question >>