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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @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 a member of 3 committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 8 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 Ice Sports

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Muscular Dystrophy

Member

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

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 19 April 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 19 April 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

09 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

27 June 2013 - 09 December 2014

Public Petitions Committee

Member

22 April 2014 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

05 June 2014 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2013 - 05 June 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 June 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism 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.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (PE1975)

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "Looking at other legal systems across the UK, do you think that the action that is being taken in England and Wales goes far enough to adequately protect journalists and campaigners?"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Ancient, Native and Semi-native Woodlands (Protection) (PE1812)

David Torrance: "I wonder whether the committee would consider writing to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform and Islands to ask when the Scottish Government will publish its analysis of its consultation “Tackling the nature emergency: Consultation on Scotland’s Strategic Framework for Biodiversity”. We should also seek an update on the…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 26 March 2024

Alcohol (Minimum Price per Unit) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2024 [Draft]

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "What evidence led the Scottish Government to conclude that going above a unit price of 65p would be too high for Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 26 March 2024

Smoking and Vaping

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "We know that, traditionally, it has proven difficult to engage with adolescents and young adults when it comes to health-related matters. We now have increased opportunities to reach that age group through various social media platforms…

Chamber meeting date: 26 March 2024

Smoking and Vaping

David Torrance (Kirkcaldy) (SNP): "We know that, traditionally, it has proven difficult to engage with adolescents and young adults when it comes to health-related matters. We now have increased opportunities to reach that age group through various social media platforms…

Votes

How David Torrance has voted in Parliament

Find out how David Torrance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions David Torrance has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-26932

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to pursue the devolution of powers for a Building Safety Levy in Scotland."

Answered by Shona Robison on 19 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03222

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how the projects and activities that it funds through its international development programmes contribute to promoting human rights."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03163

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received a final report from the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03096

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress in delivering the actions and aims contained in the Framework for Chronic Pain Service Delivery."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03083

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all legal predator control is carried out in a way that is consistent with best practice in animal welfare standards."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-02967

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work it is undertaking to deliver its commitments on participatory and deliberative democracy."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02841

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02803

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other relevant UK Government departments regarding the provision of future agricultural funding for Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02714

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02691

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to improve the detection and treatment of high blood pressure, in light of reports that an estimated 1.3 million people in Scotland are living with this condition."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 November 2023

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