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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Lyle

Scottish National Party

MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Richard Lyle

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @RichardlyleSnp

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6394
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

188 Main Street
Bellshill
North Lanarkshire
ML4 1AE

Phone: 01698 479900
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is a member of 15 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Racial Equality

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Russia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

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

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 11 previous roles

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

13 December 2018 - 05 March 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

30 March 2017 - 22 November 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 30 March 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

16 May 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 27 November 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

08 September 2011 - 03 April 2014

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

25 October 2012 - 15 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 22 October 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 08 September 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard's register of interests

MSP's 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 Lyle. The date of their initial statement was 12 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 29 August 2018]

From 5 to 12 October 2019 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; Meeting with Deputy Mayor of Tainan City Government, Sue Wang, Visit to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, Meeting with Kwo-tsai Wang, Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Meeting with Cheng-Hua Lee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lunch with Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and brief engagement with the President of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-Wen. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £4,055, accommodation £551, high speed rail £100, food £225, tickets for Chikan Tower, Fort Zeelandia, Anping Tree House and Taipei 101 £16. The total cost was £4,947 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a USB Drive. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 30 October 2019]

From 19 to 20 July 2017 I undertook a visit to Neuchâtel, Switzerland at the invitation of Research and Development at Philip Morris Industries, Philip Morris International (PMI) Research & Development Department (a tobacco company of Quai Jeanrenaud, 2000 Neuchâte, Switzerland). I participated in meetings with Senior Researchers and Developers, was hosted by PMI for Dinner and was provided with a tour of the Research Facility known as “The Cube”. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £358.73, accommodation £192.39, food and refreshments £139.39, transfers £125.33. The total cost was £815.84 met in its entirety by Philip Morris Industries. [Registered 01 August 2017]

From 7 to 11 October 2014 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; President MA Ying-Jeou and Madame Ma, Scottish Development International (Taiwan Office), Ministry of Transport and Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City Council, Straits Exchange Foundation, British Trade and Cultural Office, Hsinchu Science Park, Green Energy and Environment Research Lab, King Car Whisky Distillery and the National Centre for Traditional Arts. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £2780, accommodation £528, bus £133, high speed rail £12, food £163, tickets for 101, opera and hot spring £59. The total cost was £3,675 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a vase, a tie and tie pin, a glass ornament and a book. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 7 January 2019 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2019. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 9 January 2019]

On 19 December 2017 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2018. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 21 December 2017]

On 16 December 2019 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2020. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 16 December 2019]

I am the Honorary President of Orbiston Bowling Club.

I am an honorary member of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section).

On 26 May 2016 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any horse race meeting in Scotland during 2016. The badge is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 16 June 2016]

I am an honorary member of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Lyle 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.

Shops Reopening (Public Guidance)

Richard Lyle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Further to the First Minister’s announcement, many shops will be preparing to open next Monday, and they will be following Government guidance…

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Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Richard Lyle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "I note that the cabinet secretary planted more than 22 million trees last year, which was more than his English counterpart, who missed their target by more than 7 million trees. Well done you, cabinet secretary…

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Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food and Drink (Impact of Covid-19)

Richard Lyle made 6 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 24 June 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Jonnie Hall, during lockdown, farmers and crofters have had to cope with fly-tipping, irresponsible outdoor access, initial closure of markets, impacts on beef and dairy prices and many more issues, which I am sure that you will tell us about…

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Education Recovery

Richard Lyle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "At the start of the pandemic, every member received many emails imploring us to close schools. Now we are receiving emails asking us to fully reopen schools…

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Prohibition on Quantitative Restrictions and Equivalent Measures (Cessation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Richard Lyle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 23 June 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Like Andy Wightman, I think that category B may be more appropriate, on the basis that the proposed statutory instrument would remove a very significant part of EU trade law…

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Written questions

Written questions Richard Lyle 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.

S5W-29993 - Unanswered

16 June 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, also broken down by how many have been given a continuous positive airway pressure machine."

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S5W-29992 - Unanswered

16 June 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government how many sleep tests each NHS board has carried out in each of the last five years on people with (a) obstructive sleep apnoea and (b) other sleep disorders."

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S5O-04381 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what the current fine is for illegally dumping rubbish in the countryside, and whether it will increase this as soon as possible to deter this behaviour."

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S5W-28151 - Answered

30 March 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason herceptin and perjeta courses of treatment for people with cancer have reportedly been stopped earlier than planned."

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S5W-28253 - Answered

07 April 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported by care homes in the (a) Uddingston and Bellshill constituency and (b) rest of the country."

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