Richard Lochhead MSP

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Richard Lochhead MSP

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  • Member for: Moray
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Richard is a member of the following Committees:

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) Thank you very much. Good morning to the committee. It is a pleasure to be here with you this morning.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to make a few opening remarks about the review group’s interim report. Before I do that, I ask my colleagues to say a little bit about their backgrou...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead We welcome the opportunity to provide the committee with an update on the progress so far. The interim report was published on 20 June and marked an important milestone for the future of tenant farming in Scotland. I am pleased with the warm response that we have received from all the stakeholders. ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead That is a good question to start. As I said in my opening remarks, one of our key aspirations is to ensure that tenant farming plays a key role in underpinning our rural economy. That is why so many of the issues that the review group is addressing are important.

If we want active agricul...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead I will ask colleagues to chip in, because this is a broad and important subject. The key point to make is that, yes, there has been a decline in tenanted land in Scotland. That is one of the primary reasons why we are all here discussing the issue.

The statistics illustrate that there has...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead The big picture is that although there is a decline in let land, which is defined as land that is let for more than a year, there is also more owned land, more agricultural production and more seasonal lets. Of course, they are very relevant statistics for the future of tenant farming because anyone...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead We are very keen on all such examples from the rest of the world. Another positive element of the review is the good information that we are gathering about what is happening in this country, on which we have an extremely good set of data for the first time ever, and in the rest of the world. The in...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead Clearly, we want to consider that issue, because we cannot look at the future of tenant farming in Scotland without looking at the right-to-buy debate. As members are aware, many tenant farmers want us to address that issue, and it has featured to a great degree in our work so far. Many people have ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead Yes. There are many issues to be addressed with regard to ensuring that tenant farming remains attractive. As I said before, the primary ingredients are assuring people who want to take on a farm that it is going to be viable, that they will be able to get a return on investments that they make in t...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead That is a conversation that we are having. All those issues are addressed in the report and are crucial with regard to giving people confidence about investments in farms and who will get the return from that.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Richard Lochhead We live in a world in which there are always going to be debates about all kinds of issues. All political parties in the Parliament have a responsibility to ensure that landowners have long-term confidence when it comes to decisions to let land.

10:00 However, I hav...
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S4M-11029.4 Claudia Beamish: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name
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S4M-11029.1 Jamie McGrigor: UN Climate Summit 2014—As an amendment to motion S4M-11029 in the name o
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S4M-11029 Paul Wheelhouse: UN Climate Summit 2014—That the Parliament welcomes the successful climat
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YesCarried

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

S4M-11023.3 Alex Johnstone: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Marg
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S4M-11023.2 Jim Hume: Housing Supply—As an amendment to motion S4M-11023 in the name of Margaret Bur
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S4M-11023 Margaret Burgess: Housing Supply—That the Parliament recognises that housing is and will
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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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Motion S4M-10284: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10052: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09836: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09333: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08857: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08540: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07892: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05898.3: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05892: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05172: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2W-32693: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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