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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

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 6 cross-party groups

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 MS

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Convener

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

Convener

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

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Public Petitions Committee

Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

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.

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.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Winter Planning

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Good morning, panel. Last week, record numbers turned up every day at Victoria hospital’s A and E. Some people see A and E as an easy pathway when they cannot get other services in the area…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2023-24

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Good afternoon. The budgets in 2020-21 and 2021-22 had large additional sums for health and social care. Is there a need for continued Covid-19-related spending allocations for health boards? 15:15"

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Covid-19 Recovery (Support for Primary Care Services)

2. David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to primary care services as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. (S6O-01317)"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 29 June 2022

Prescription and Limitation (PE1860)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "I would like to close the petition under rule 15…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 29 June 2022

Onshore Wind Farms (Planning Decisions) (PE1864)

David Torrance: "I wonder whether the committee could write to the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth to follow up on the outstanding issues from the evidence session on 15 June 2022—that includes any recent discussions that the Scottish Government might have held with the UK Government regarding the issues raised in the petition—and to…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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. 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. 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-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-36214

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many students from Scotland have received free university tuition since 2007-08."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 23 March 2021

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