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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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David Torrance

Scottish National Party

MSP for Kirkcaldy (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About David Torrance

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @davidhtorrance

Facebook: David's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6892
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

53 Kirk Wynd
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1EH

Phone: 01592 200349
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

David does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

David does not have any party roles

Previous roles

David has had 16 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Public Petitions Committee

Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

David's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for David Torrance. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interest

Gifts

No registrable interest

Overseas visits

No registrable interest

Controlled transactions

No registrable interest

Heritable property

No registrable interest

Interest in shares

No registrable interest

Voluntary

I am a member of the Scout Association.

I am a member of Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

I am a member of the YMCA Management Committee.

I am a member of Linton Lane Management Committee.

I am Scout Leader of the 5th Fife Scout Group, Kirkcaldy.

I am a member of Linktown Tenants Association.

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town Association.

I am a member of the Management Committee of Linktown Action Centre.

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What David Torrance has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Climate Change (Support for Innovative Projects)

2. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports the design of new and innovative projects that can help to tackle climate change. (S5O-04914)"

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

A77 (Upgrade) (PE1657)

David Torrance: "I agree with the convener that holding a round-table event is a suggestion that should go in our legacy paper…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Mental Health Treatment (Consent) (PE1627)

David Torrance: "I agree with everything that my colleagues have said. I am happy to close the petition under rule 15.7 of standing orders. I thank the petitioner for all her efforts."

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Housing Legislation (Review) (PE1756)

David Torrance: "I agree with my colleagues that we should close the petition under rule 15.7 of standing orders."

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Stocking of Salmon Rivers (Consultation) (PE1782)

David Torrance: "Considering that everything that the petitioner has asked for is going ahead, I am quite happy to close the petition under rule 15.7 of standing orders."

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions David Torrance has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5O-04885

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how important it considers grassroots-level sport is to the health and wellbeing of communities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04863

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact it considers the UK Internal Market Bill will have in Scotland on food standards, environmental standards and public health policies such as minimum unit pricing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04828

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress in meeting its target of achieving net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04784

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to small and medium-sized businesses facing difficulty as a result of the pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04732

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what further funding it will allocate to support the regeneration of high streets and encourage footfall, in light of the rise in online shopping due to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32902

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next set of Action 15 recruitment figures will be published."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5O-04595

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it is having with the UK Government regarding the EU exit trade negotiations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04484

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what role public transport has in ensuring a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04479

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what importance it places on the role and contribution of showpeople and funfair operators to tourism."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04219

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government which measures in the draft Budget aim to boost economic growth, improve productivity and support improvements in innovation."

Awaiting answer

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