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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

Post-d: @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 local office

53 Kirk Wynd
Kirkcaldy
KY1 1EH

Phone: 01592 200349
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

David is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

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 20 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Member

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Substitute Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Member

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

Substitute Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

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 08 June 2021.

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 Kirkcaldy West Community Council.

I am a member of Invertiel Tenants Association.

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

I am a member of Linktown Tenants Association.

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 the YMCA Management Committee.

I am a member of Ingolstadt Twin Town Association.

I am a member of the Scout Association.

I am a Director of SWACS (Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society).

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: 18 May 2022

“The Environment Strategy for Scotland”

7. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how the ambitions expressed in the first annual report to Parliament on progress in developing “The Environment Strategy for Scotland” coincide with the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (S6O-01100)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Business Motions

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted yes."

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Good morning, Mr Lyon. The lack of engagement with local communities on the future of air traffic control in the areas concerned caused real problems. Why was there a lack of engagement…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Adult Disability Payment (People Undergoing Cancer Treatment) (PE1913)

David Torrance: "We should keep the petition open, but in doing so, I would like us to write to Social Security Scotland to highlight the concerns of the petitioner and the recommendations for improving its system that are set out in Macmillan Cancer Support’s submission. It recommends regularly publishing processing times for benefit applications broken down by…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Heavy Goods Vehicle Speed Limit (PE1925)

David Torrance: "As the Scottish Government is already considering the speed limits for HGVs, and as Transport Scotland has indicated its willingness to engage directly with the petitioner on the matter, I think that we could maybe close the petition under rule 15…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 96 for, 24 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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. S6W-07365

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the short life working group considering ways to reduce health inequalities through action in primary care."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 14 March 2022

Question ref. S6O-00625

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to hospitality businesses to help mitigate the impact of Brexit."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00523

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with Optometry Scotland regarding the request for a fee uplift and regular yearly review of fees, and the anticipated timeframe for a mutually agreeable settlement to be reached."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05048

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action has been taken on the use of mesh in hernia repair."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03967

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what further financial support will be made available to NHS boards and integration authorities in responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 26 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03427

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the principles and commitments that support the care for people with long COVID."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 30 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01193

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support will be made available to NHS Boards in responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 2 July 2021

Question ref. S5W-36215

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received free personal and nursing care since the policy was introduced."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-36221

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received a medical prescription since charges for these began to be phased out in 2008."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 April 2021

Question ref. S5W-36217

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received a free bus pass since 2007-08, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

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