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 27 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Dr Simpson

I apologise to Mr Harvie. I think that I know the point that he wants to make, but I might let him in later.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 27, 2015


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

Patrick Harvie, the proposer of the bill, has made an eloquent case for a change in the law, and it is absolutely right that members in this chamber wrestle with ...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

Yes—if you feel that that would be useful. Thank you.



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

No. Because I am a politician, I had to come off the whole thing. The group subsequently found a way to abandon the programme that I had got to the point of the d...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

I have a supplementary on Mr Beckett’s point about cases in which the parents have addiction problems. Have any of you been consulted about the drug and alcohol i...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

The Royal College of Psychiatrists—my college—is not in favour of amendment 119, but its view is somewhat old-fashioned. The change is occurring in England.

Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

I have no further comments, and I seek to withdraw amendment 117. <...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

The effect of amendment 117 would be to ensure that recorded matters under section 64 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 are included i...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

I understand the purpose of amendments 121 and 122: to insert “for the first time”. I have some slight concerns, in that when someone is granted unescorted leave ...



Health and Sport Committee 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Dr Simpson

I hear what the minister has said and I will go back and have some further discussions with the Law Society. I will not seek to press amendment 114 at this time.<...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-13267 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13258 Patrick Harvie: Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general
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NoDefeated

S4M-13246.2 Iain Gray: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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S4M-13246.1 Liz Smith: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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S4M-13246.3 Liam McArthur: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in
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S4M-13246 Angela Constance: Equity and Excellence in Education—That the Parliament agrees that there
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S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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NoCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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NoCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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AbstainCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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YesDefeated

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Motion S4M-13236: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13016: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12996: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S4T-01028: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25684: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25661: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25663: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25664: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25660: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25657: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25658: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25659: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25631: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/05/2015 Show Full Question >>