Graham Simpson MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2019 [Draft] : 21 February 2019


Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con)

Why is it, then, that every council is having to make cuts?



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

I want to back up what Annabelle Ewing has just said. Over the years, there has been an acceptance in local government that those are the figures. It is almost as though there is a collectiv...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

That is right. Sharon McKenzie used the word “presenteeism” and seemed to suggest that teachers have a different attitude to taking time off from that of non-teac...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

What do you mean by “presenteeism”?



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

It is really helpful. My other question is also about absences. There is a big difference between the absence rate for teachers, which is running at an average of...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

I have another question, but I see that Mr Duffy is keen to come i...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

Okay. It is of concern that there are councils that do not hold that information. They certainly should hold it.



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

I have a substantive question, but first I want to check something that Johanna Baxter said at the start, which I did not catch. You were talking about having mad...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

The point is well made that management style can have an effect; I have seen that throughout my career. Believe or not, I was once a union rep in a previous workp...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 February 2019 : 20 February 2019


Graham Simpson

It might well be, but there should be something more formal than whatever you have, because it is clearly not working. We have a wide disparity in the figures. Be...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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AbstainCarried

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Motion S5M-15454: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14962.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12342: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11368: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10476: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09839.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08915: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08770: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05616: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03612.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-21552: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21172: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21171: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21170: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21169: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02813: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20633: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02895: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20200: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02526: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2018 Show Full Question >>

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