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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

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 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

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).

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).

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]

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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Tourism (Support)

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary mentioned some of the responses to the Scottish tourism recovery task force’s recommendations…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

M74 (Soundproof Fencing at Uddingston)

6. Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government when soundproof fencing will be erected on the Uddingston section of the M74. (S5O-04934)"

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "Good morning, panel. It seems to take years to set up various projects from start to finish…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Rail Services

Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "My question has already been touched on. Passenger numbers have fallen by 80 to 90 per cent since March 2020, as Alex Hynes said…

Chamber meeting date: 16 December 2020

Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019

4. Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to local authorities, Police Scotland and the Crown Office to help to implement the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019. (S5O-04852)"

Votes

How Richard Lyle has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Lyle has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5O-04934

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when soundproof fencing will be erected on the Uddingston section of the M74."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04852

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to local authorities, Police Scotland and the Crown Office to help implement the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04841

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with North Lanarkshire Council and the Glasgow City Region City Deal regarding dualling the A723 Carfin by-pass."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04815

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with the UK Government regarding the time that it takes to receive and access universal credit."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33475

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for No One Left Behind, and its ambitions to reform employability services in Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04738

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what powers SEPA has with regard to Scotland’s sewerage system."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04703

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of showpeople being added to the 2022 census, what action it will take to ensure that their children will be added to the SEEMiS educational records in schools."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04677

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"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…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04586

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"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."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04579

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"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."

Awaiting answer

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