Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Education and Skills Committee 07 November 2018 [Draft] : 07 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

Of the 32 local authorities, 23 have been charging for a number of years, although some charge for hire of instruments rather than for music tuition. If there were to be a charge for the ins...



Education and Skills Committee 07 November 2018 [Draft] : 07 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I agree with a lot of what you have said. My youngest son certainly benefited from free music tuition. He learned keyboards and guitar, and that has stood him in good stead since he left sch...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

Would the approach that you suggest address the issues that you have raised with regard to those who are better-off being able to beat the system and avoid making the payments that they shou...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

What changes should we make to the system in order to reflect your suggestions?



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

In general, does either system—whether it is the common financial statement or the standard financial statement—provide a reasonable standard of living for the person who is trying to make t...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

In general terms.



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

My understanding, from the evidence that we have heard this morning, is that the SFS provides fewer categories, for which different expenditure limits are set. Given that costs for things su...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

Thank you.



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald

We also heard concerns that, as it can take several years to settle some personal injury cases, either party involved in the case could try to delay or speed up settlement to take advantage ...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

In previous evidence sessions, it has been suggested that five years, or even seven years, would be a more suitable time period for the discount rate review. What is the justification for ha...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14749.3: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (David Stewart)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 24, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14749.4: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 79 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14717.3: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14717: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 91, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720.3: ScotRail Break Clause (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-14720.2: ScotRail Break Clause (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720: ScotRail Break Clause (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-14693: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14633: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14370: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14308: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14205: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14169: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14027: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14003: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13944: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13812: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-19892: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02536: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02445: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18934: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01225: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02364: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02345: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18550: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-02303: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>

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