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Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2018 : 29 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I too thank Jamie Halcro Johnston for securing this debate.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

Edinburgh’s ability to achieve its ambition to become the data capital of Europe will depend on collaboration and co-operation with other countries, and on the ab...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2018 [Draft] : 28 March 2018


4. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help Edinburgh to achieve its ambition to become the data capital of Europe. (S5O-01950)



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

Mr Baxter, are you saying that, when companies looked at the contracts that were offered, they did not do due diligence and identify whether they would have a profit element before they sign...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

I have a quick point on that, convener.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

You are saying that the industry has not moved on in recent years. Is there anything that the client can change in procurement to encourage innovation? I am talking about not just the constr...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

A few years ago I was very fortunate to visit CCG’s premises at Cambuslang. I was very impressed by what you guys are doing. I believe that you built the athletes village for the Commonwealt...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

We have discussed productivity at previous meetings. We know that productivity has improved in Scotland from 94 per cent of the UK rate in 2004 to 99 per cent in 2016. However, we heard from...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

You have mentioned Scottish Enterprise twice. I am looking at the Scottish Enterprise website. It runs workshops on practical steps to grow your business through e-commerce and on the benefi...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 27 March 2018 [Draft] : 27 March 2018


Gordon MacDonald

On that point about creating clusters, Edinburgh has an ambition to become one of the data capitals of Europe. We heard about the skills shortages in e-commerce, but are there particular iss...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-11347.1: Scotland’s Support for the (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11289.2: Better Buses (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 51 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-11289: Better Buses (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-11290.2.1: Scrap the Council Tax (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11290.2: Scrap the Council Tax (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-11290.1: Scrap the Council Tax (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11290: Scrap the Council Tax (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-11160.1: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 25, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11160.3: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 21, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11160: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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