Results 1–20 of 489 for speaker:David Torrance

Scottish Parliament: Smoking and Vaping (26 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: 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. What social media engagement has taken place to increase awareness of the harms and risks of vaping addiction?

Scottish Parliament: International Development Programmes (Promotion of Human Rights) (20 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: 7. 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. (S6O-03222)

Scottish Parliament: International Development Programmes (Promotion of Human Rights) (20 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: The United Kingdom Tory Government’s approach to foreign policy has seen cuts to vital international development assistance programmes, along with proposed legislation that penalises some of the most vulnerable people in the world, at a cost to the taxpayer of £3.9 billion. Will the minister reiterate calls for the UK Government to abandon the horrific Rwanda bill and reaffirm the SNP...

Scottish Parliament: Social Isolation and Loneliness (14 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: I am somebody who can remember Glen Michael. Will the minister elaborate on what impact the £3.2 million social isolation and loneliness fund is expected to have on the wellbeing of the groups and individuals across Scotland who are most in need of support?

Scottish Parliament: Mossmorran (Just Transition) ( 7 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: I thank Mark Ruskell for bringing the motion to the chamber to let us discuss an issue that is of paramount importance to our country, our environment and our future. The Mossmorran petrochemical site is a significant contributor to Scotland’s industrial emissions—it accounts for nearly 10 per cent of our national total. That figure is not just a statistic; it is a call for urgent action...

Scottish Parliament: Mossmorran (Just Transition) ( 7 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: The H100 Fife project, which is in my constituency, is a great example of how hydrogen will be used for heating our homes, which is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Does the minister agree that the partnership between Fife College and Scotland Gas Networks in training the new generation of engineers in hydrogen is a great example that should be replicated across...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee (Report) ( 6 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received a final report from the Scottish local authorities remuneration committee. (S6O-03163)

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee (Report) ( 6 Mar 2024)

David Torrance: Increasing the diversity of councillors is a priority that is shared by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Scottish Government. Does the minister agree that the recommendations in the report, including the suggestion that severance payments be introduced for councillors who lose office, would help to tackle existing barriers to recruitment and retention?

Scottish Parliament: Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2024 (29 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: I thank Paul Sweeney for bringing the motion to the chamber today for debate. It is always a pleasure and a great privilege to speak about Marie Curie and the invaluable service that it provides. Today is no exception. The Marie Curie great daffodil appeal is an initiative that embodies compassion, resilience and community spirit. The appeal runs throughout March each year and champions the...

Scottish Parliament: Eljamel and NHS Tayside Public Inquiry and Independent Clinical Review (29 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: Can the cabinet secretary say more about how the inquiry, once it is in place, will ensure that lessons are learned and that robust safeguards are in place for patients?

Scottish Parliament: Framework for Chronic Pain Service Delivery (Update) (21 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: 3. 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. (S6O-03096)

Scottish Parliament: Framework for Chronic Pain Service Delivery (Update) (21 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: Chronic pain is a considerable healthcare concern that causes physical and emotional stress to sufferers and their families. Equitable and early access to pain management services is vital. What action is the Scottish Government taking to ensure that healthcare professionals across all levels of care have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of available pain management options?

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (21 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: We all know that Opposition parties do not like talking about Brexit, but given that approximately 60 per cent of the dental workforce is European, to simply ignore it or pretend that it has played no part in the situation in which we find ourselves is beyond disingenuous. It simply cannot be ignored. It is utterly undeniable that Brexit, which all the main parties at Westminster are now...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (21 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: I am short of time.

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Dentistry (21 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: No, thank you. It is fair to say that the rate of NHS registration is also significantly higher in Scotland than in the rest of the United Kingdom, with more than 95 per cent of our population registered with an NHS dentist. The work by the Scottish Government, alongside the British Dental Association Scotland and the wider sector, on payment reform is the most significant change to NHS...

Scottish Parliament: Predator Control (Animal Welfare Standards) ( 8 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: 6. 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. (S6O-03083)

Scottish Parliament: Predator Control (Animal Welfare Standards) ( 8 Feb 2024)

David Torrance: The minister will be aware of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics report “Killing to Kill”, which examines the trapping and killing of animals so that more grouse can be shot for sport. Will that ethical issue be addressed through the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill?

Scottish Parliament: Cancer Survival Rates (18 Jan 2024)

David Torrance: Labour MSPs shamefully failed to support minimum unit pricing, a policy that has been proved to save lives and reduce hospital admissions since its inception. What assessment has the Scottish Government made of the impact of policies such as minimum unit pricing on liver cancer rates in Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (18 Jan 2024)

David Torrance: On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app would not connect. I would have voted no.

Scottish Parliament: Participatory and Deliberative Democracy (17 Jan 2024)

David Torrance: 2. 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. (S6O-02967)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.