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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Lochhead

Scottish National Party

MSP for Moray (Constituency) 2006 - present day

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2006

About Richard Lochhead

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5712
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 South Street
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1JG

Phone: 01343 545077
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Richard is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 29 previous roles

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

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

18 June 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 18 June 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Scottish Government

17 May 2007 - 25 May 2011

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Scottish Government

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Fisheries

Scottish National Party

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

04 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

04 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

30 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on Fisheries

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

30 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

11 June 2003 - 14 September 2004

Conveners Group

Member

11 June 2003 - 14 September 2004

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

04 June 2003 - 11 June 2003

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish National Party

19 December 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish National Party

16 May 2002 - 08 January 2003

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

European Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard'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 Richard Lochhead. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am Honorary President of Tomintoul Bowling Club. [Registered 17 January 2018].

I am an Honorary Associate of the British Veterinary Association. [Registered 24 November 2016]

I received the following donations to support my 2017 Christmas card competition. Spey Media Ltd (£100); Springfield Properties (£800); Greers (Britannia) (£50); Forsyths Ltd (£100); Baxters (£250); Robertson Group (Scotland) Ltd (£250); Walkers Shortbread Ltd (£250) and Mrs L McPherson (£40). Once production and postage costs were deducted and a prize for the winning entry purchased, a donation was made to charity of £1018.63. [Registered 17 January 2018].

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Lochhead 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: 25 November 2020

Covid-19 (Support for Further and Higher Education Students)

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "Eligible students in further and higher education have continued to access bursary, grant and loan payments throughout the pandemic…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 18 November 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Further and Higher Education

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "I hope that the committee can hear me. I thank the committee for the opportunity to give evidence. We are all aware that, since we last met, in September, much has happened in our higher and further education sectors…

Chamber meeting date: 11 November 2020

University and College Students (Support)

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "I last stood in front of Parliament at the end of September to make a statement about supporting students through the global pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 29 October 2020

Covid-19 (Financial Support for Students)

Richard Lochhead (Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science): "Eligible students in further and higher education have continued to access bursary, grant and loan payments throughout the Covid-19 pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 29 October 2020

European Union Exit (Further and Higher Education)

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "In 63 days, the United Kingdom’s new relationship with the EU will begin. It will be a weakened relationship that, in the referendum of 2016, Scotland made abundantly clear that we do not want…

Votes

How Richard Lochhead has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Lochhead has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Richard Lochhead 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. S5W-17960

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to ensure that Scottish Ambulance Service emergency vehicles based in Moray are able to return to Moray following hospital transfers without being diverted to non-life-threatening calls when out of the area."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 18 September 2018

Question ref. S5W-18124

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the impact of pylons or other infrastructure required to connect onshore renewables to the national grid infrastructure is taken into account when determining planning applications for wind farms."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 30 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-18126

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what powers local authorities have to tackle seagull populations on the grounds of health and safety or other factors that affect the quality of life for residents and communities, and what its position is on increasing these powers."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 30 August 2018

Question ref. S5O-02317

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 August 2018

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-18462

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its proposals for Scotland’s role in the development of future UK trade arrangements."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 29 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17956

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase fines for littering."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 28 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17957

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce new measures to tackle littering from vehicles."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 28 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17951

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its ministerial roundtable event on 27 June 2018, what steps it will take to tackle the impact of parcel delivery surcharges."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 27 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-18123

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review of community benefit from onshore renewable energy developments, and what its position is on the case for community benefit to apply to communities affected by pylons or other infrastructure required to connect onshore renewables to the national grid, as is the case for…

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 24 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17953

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to concerns that land being used for growing crops to feed anaerobic digesters is having a detrimental effect on Scottish agriculture and feed supplies."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 22 August 2018

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