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 03 September 2015 [Draft] : Thursday, September 03, 2015


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

I thank the cabinet secretary for her support for advanced nurse practitioners. However, we now have a situation in which 18 general practices in the Highlands are being directly run by the ...



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

Beer gardens have been researched in Australia. Anyone who walks from Waverley station to the Parliament has to go through a cloud of smoke within 20 yards of the...



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

Well, I—



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

One of the things that concern me is that the tobacco industry is buying up NVPs. Those companies are doing it not for the good of our souls but for profit, and g...



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

Convener, may I just—



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

Patches do not have additives—but I am not supposed to give answers.



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

So we need good research.



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


Dr Simpson

The question is what the risk is. We just do not know what it is, do we? E-cigarettes are very new. Have any studies been done on harm?



Health and Sport Committee 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


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

Rule 8 in the statement on the marketing of e-cigarettes that the Advertising Standards Authority will enforce is that



Meeting of the Parliament 01 September 2015 [Draft] : Tuesday, September 01, 2015


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

I am glad that we are debating general practice. I welcome Jim Hume’s motion and the survey that he did. As he knows, I did a survey this summer, as did the BBC. ...

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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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-14121: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/09/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4W-26980: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/08/2015 Show Full Question >>
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-26964: 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-26962: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2015 R 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-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 >>