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 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) If I may, I will very gently point out to the cabinet secretary a small correction: north-east England has more GPs per head than Scotland, as he will see from the four countries report.

The whistleblowers telephone line was eventually introduced by the Scottish Government two years after...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson My last question arises from Katy Richards’s comment that being a protected practice or designated locality—or whatever the term is; I have forgotten it—does not give any protection, because an application can be made for any area in Scotland.

That is a slight concern, because although th...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson It is on the new consultation process. Whereas previously the applicant was required to consult the community, the consultation process will now be agreed between the board and the applicant. Concerns have been expressed to me about the fact that there does not appear to be a role for the GP practic...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson I appreciate that, convener.



Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson My understanding is that there is no protection. Unlike any other business, GPs do not have the right—nor should they have the right—to sell the good will, so they are not able to receive recompense for their investment. I understand the point about premises, but the GPs are still left with premises...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson Thank you.



Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson Thank you. That is a helpful explanation, but it does not give comfort to the ones on the boundary and their business planning. I still think that that is wrong.

As you know, convener, I did not move to annul the regulations because it is important to get this done quickly. This is a usef...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson At the moment, the proposal is that the designation will last for three years, except in exceptional circumstances such as the building of a new housing estate or some other substantial development that might alter the character of the locality. We should remind ourselves that GPs are running busine...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Simpson Thank you for that. I hope that that information will be fed out in more detail, perhaps even in a map or in a list of the practices that would fall within the scope of the regulations, so that every doctor will not have to look it up but will be aware of it. That would be helpful in reducing the si...

Health and Sport Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Dr Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab) I hope that our witnesses are aware of the questions that I asked in last week’s meeting of the Public Petitions Committee, which were designed to give notice of the areas in which I have a particular interest. I should begin by declaring my membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners a...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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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 >>
Motion S4M-09959: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09958: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09956: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-00744: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21623: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21624: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 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 S4O-03331: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21441: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21402: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
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