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:

Richard is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 28 May 2020 : 28 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

Given the rural areas that it covers, Dumfries and Galloway College is in the vanguard of Scotland’s colleges in terms of introducing remote learning. It has had ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 28 May 2020 : 28 May 2020


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

The Scottish Government recognises that this is a very anxious time for students, and we are working closely with colleges and student bodies to support the secto...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

That is an excellent question. The Government’s position—and Parliament’s position, I am sure—is that we want to support our colleges and universities, but we nee...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

No institution has said to me that it might have to close because of Covid-19. Institutions have said that they face monumental challenges and the SFC is working ...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

I hope that, by the end of this week or early next week, we will have a report on the take-up so far of the hardship funds at institutional level, and on what the...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

The biggest factor in hardship will clearly be the loss of employment, which for students means part-time jobs, summer jobs and so on. Some work is being done to ...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

That is important. We are trying to understand what applicants’ behaviour will be. Some institutions have done surveys on the global situation and whether students around the world will trav...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

Yes, I am concerned by that. That is why I will be getting reports on the take-up at the moment across institutions—before the end of the week, I hope, but if not it will be early next week....



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

We are very concerned about student hardship and we are reviewing what more we can do to address the situation. [Temporary loss of soun...



Education and Skills Committee 20 May 2020 : 20 May 2020


Richard Lochhead

I think that there is an exciting opportunity for our colleges and universities to become regional powerhouses in Scotland’s regional economies. We are taking mor...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Richard Lochhead
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Motion S5M-20027: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18767: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16407.4: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14638: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14432: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13695: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13686: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13687: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13654: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13612: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-18462: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18126: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18123: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18124: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18039: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17960: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17957: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17956: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17959: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17958: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>

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