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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 16 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

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

16 May 2013 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism 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 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.

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]

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

I am the Honorary President of Orbiston Bowling Club.

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.

Covid-19 (Protection of Teachers in North East Scotland)

Richard Lyle made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "What extra safety measures and support are being considered for schools in areas such as Lanarkshire, which will enter tier 3, to help to protect staff and pupils?"

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Showpeople (Addition of Children to SEEMiS Records)

Richard Lyle made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

7. Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests…

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Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Richard Lyle made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 28 October 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Many people are dog lovers and like to own dogs. In what cases would you consider it to be appropriate for a person to be disqualified from owning a dog? Would the bill ensure that any such orders were proportionately applied…

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Covid-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework

Richard Lyle made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "I have just viewed the PHS Covid-19 profile, which highlights what we face and needs more exposure to the public. I was actually quite shocked when I read it…

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Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

Richard Lyle made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

5. Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason part 2 of its hate crime bill does not require the consent of the Lord Advocate before proceedings for stirring up offences may be instituted, when similar sections of the Public Order Act 1986 and Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 require the consent of the attorney general or director of…

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Votes

How Richard Lyle has voted in Parliament

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Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Richard Lyle in Parliament

Find out what motions Richard Lyle has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22173

ASDA Hamilton Donate Meals to Good Causes

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21883

Communities Together, a Lifeline During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21944

Inauguration of the 15th President of Taiwan

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21716

Funding Support for Utheo Ltd

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21715

Lottery Funding for SPAEN

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5O-04677 - Unanswered

30 September 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Part 2 of its Hate Crime Bill does not require the consent of the Lord Advocate before proceedings for stirring up offences may be instituted, when similar sections of the Public Order Act 1986 and Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 require the consent of the Attorney General or Director of…

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S5O-04586 - Unanswered

09 September 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what account it takes of the impact on people who have booked holidays when determining which countries to add to its list of those where people must self-isolate for 14 days when they return."

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S5O-04579 - Unanswered

02 September 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with Scottish Roads Partnership regarding noise mitigation in light of reports of increased noise levels being experienced by residents next to the Uddingston section of the M74."

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S5W-30891 - Answered

23 July 2020

Lyle, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the advice issued on 14 July 2020 that funfair operators could re-open their funfairs on 15 July, which it rescinded shortly afterwards, when operators will be given permission to reopen, and what urgent financial support it will provide to showpeople, who are self-employed, have not earned in four months,…

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S5W-29993 - Answered

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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