Graham Simpson MSP

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Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I will speak as a fellow convener. If it comes to it, conveners can use their casting vote as they see fit. I think that you made a slip of the tongue, convener. ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

Yes.



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I will certainly support amendment 96 for the reasons that I outlined when I spoke to amendment 53. It will provide the right balance: 21 days is too short a peri...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

Absolutely. I agree that something has to be done. As we discussed earlier, it is about striking a balance.



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I do not have a figure in mind, although I have genuinely wrestled with the issue and the figures in the bill feel too high.



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I will. I had just finished, but I am aware that I prevented Ms Ewing from speaking earlier, so I would love to hear from her.



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I thank the convener for allowing me to ask the minister some questions earlier, because the answers were useful, and they helped to clarify things in my mind. I ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

Yes, we did.



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

Given that it is a judgment call, would you be willing, should amendment 53 be agreed to, to enter discussions on the matter before stage 3?



Local Government and Communities Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Graham Simpson

I do not think that there is a right and wrong: it is about striking a balance. However, the owner of a small business, for instance, might be away. They could ha...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-17265.1: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5O-03816: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26362: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26361: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26360: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26359: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26358: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26357: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03802: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25975: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25609: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Question >>

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