Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I apologise in advance to the committee and witnesses for having to leave the meeting early due to a family commitment.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 22 November 2016 [Draft] : 22 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

On that point, my understanding is that EU employment law sought to create a level playing field across countries, so that one member state could not compete with...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 22 November 2016 [Draft] : 22 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

On a point of order, convener. I want to ask whether 20 minutes spent attacking a witness is good use of this committee’s time. We are here to ask questions. There are 10 of us on this commi...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 22 November 2016 [Draft] : 22 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Convener, this is not acceptable.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 22 November 2016 [Draft] : 22 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

What makes Scotland an attractive place to do business or attractive for people from Poland to come here and work?



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 22 November 2016 [Draft] : 22 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I have a number of questions on subjects that we have already talked about. There is no doubt that EU nationals have been a valued part of our community for many ...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 November 2016 [Draft] : 17 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

I thank the minister for that answer. The A70 and A71 are the two main arterial routes into Edinburgh through my constituency. Over the past five years, there has been an 18 per cent increas...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 November 2016 [Draft] : 17 November 2016


6. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to tackle traffic congestion in the west of Edinburgh. (S5O-00360)



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 15 November 2016 [Draft] : 15 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

So how do we continue to attract inward investment if we are no longer the gateway into Europe and we turn our back on many European companies that might previous...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 15 November 2016 [Draft] : 15 November 2016


Gordon MacDonald

Last week, Neil Francis said: “Proximity will alwa...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-02820.1: Recognising 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Douglas Ross)
Meeting Date: 01/12/2016
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02809.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-02809: Education (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 34 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-02804.2: Local Democracy (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 61, Against: 61 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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ForDefeated
S5M-02804.1: Local Democracy (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-02804: Local Democracy (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-02795.1: Implications for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism following the EU Referendum (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02795: Implications for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism following the EU Referendum (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2016
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-02686.2: Supporting and Strengthening Scotland's Island Communities (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 24/11/2016
Result - For: 53, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-02686.4: Supporting and Strengthening Scotland's Island Communities (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 24/11/2016
Result - For: 53, Against: 61 Abstain: 1
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Motion S5M-02469: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02051: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01889: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00957: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00815: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00762: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00706: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00497: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00396: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00153: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-00360: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00307: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00266: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/10/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00184: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00125: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/09/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00025: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05706: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05643: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05607: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05587: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/02/2016 Show Full Question >>

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