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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead I recently met gamekeepers outside Parliament to collect a petition and speak to them about their concerns about tail docking legislation. I promised that I would consult them once the research was available, which it now is. I certainly agree that evidence from gamekeepers and others who regularly ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) We are currently considering the University of Glasgow’s recently published research and we need to gain a clear understanding of how that has altered the views of interested parties in Scotland before we take any decision about how to move forward. We have therefore invited the key veterinary, welf...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead I will go anywhere for a Killie pie, so I will happily get my office to contact Willie Coffey as soon as possible to set up a visit. I had the privilege of visiting Braehead Foods in Kilmarnock a while back, which is a great, growing business and is a sign of Willie Coffey’s constituency’s fantastic...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) The Scottish Government recognises that Scotland’s food and drink businesses, both large and small, are a key part of our economy and the Government is doing all it can to make sure that they continue to make that contribution. I believe that our food policy benefits Ayrshire, which already makes a ...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead On my visits to Orkney I cannot help noticing that livestock production in particular plays a very important part in the local economy, and I know that Orkney’s beef sector is renowned. For those reasons, I am taking very seriously the concerns that Mr McArthur’s constituents have expressed, and I a...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) Common agricultural policy reform represents a significant change as we move from historic to area-based payments and, inevitably, the changes will affect our agriculture sector in different ways. I am aware of the concerns expressed by some areas, and my officials have been working closely with loc...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead To answer very briefly, I was involved in launching the excellent green cow project in March 2011. The idea behind it is to reduce the carbon footprint of livestock production in this country, particularly in the beef sector. Our environmental footprint from cattle farming is already much smaller th...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead When Scotland votes yes—I must correct Margaret McCulloch on that—we will pursue the solution of a common research area. At present, research contracts in Scotland are won on merit not only from the rest of the UK but from Europe, which provides an increasing number of research grants to our fantast...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) I will stick to the first paragraph of my answer.

The Scottish Government provides an annual investment of around £30 million for agricultural scientific research and innovation, delivered through our world-leading research institutes, universities and Government divisions and agencies.<...

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Richard Lochhead As the member knows, we are limited to 8 per cent of our national budget being used for coupled support schemes, and we have said that would use all of that 8 per cent, as laid out in the consultation, for the beef sector. If we are able to secure flexibility beyond 8 per cent, we will clearly have ...
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S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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YesCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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YesCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S4M-04544: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04263: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03163: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2W-32678: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32679: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32685: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32692: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32680: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32683: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32684: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32681: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32682: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-32693: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2007 Show Full Question >>

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