David Torrance MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


David Torrance

Brexit that is having the impact right now as we see, for example, a UK transplant surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 operations leaving and citing Brexit ...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I thank everyone who has contributed to the process—in particular, the committee clerks for all their hard work, and the healthcare professionals and representatives who gave up their valuab...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 December 2018 : 04 December 2018


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to speak today, because I was on the Public Petitions Committee when the petition was lodged in 2012. Since then, an extraordinary amount of ti...



Health and Sport Committee 27 November 2018 : 27 November 2018


David Torrance

Does the minister agree that the provisions on incapacity need to be strengthened in the bill, and that it would be better if the bill were linked to the Adults w...



Health and Sport Committee 27 November 2018 : 27 November 2018


David Torrance

You touched earlier on working with religious groups. Can you expand on how you will communicate with minority groups and hard-to-reach groups, including people w...



Health and Sport Committee 27 November 2018 : 27 November 2018


David Torrance

Why do options for registering opting out not match those that are available for registering opting in, such as when applying for a driving licence or a passport?...



Health and Sport Committee 27 November 2018 : 27 November 2018


David Torrance

Do the bill’s provisions fit with the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and would there be any benefit in linking them with the 2000 act in some way?

Health and Sport Committee 27 November 2018 : 27 November 2018


David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP)

Good morning, panel. Previous witnesses have raised concerns about the bill in relation to adults with incapacity. Is the bill clear enough about the level of cap...



Public Petitions Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


David Torrance

I support that approach.



Public Petitions Committee 22 November 2018 [Draft] : 22 November 2018


David Torrance

Four years ago, a defibrillator was put in a shop in my area. When I asked about it in the shop, none of the staff knew where it was, because the staff had change...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 26
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15038: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14982: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14951: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14952: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14950: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14916: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14917: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14620: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14492: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14493: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-02591: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02470: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02378: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02342: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02283: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02229: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02144: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02088: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02026: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01919: David Torrance, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Question >>

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