Mark McDonald MSP

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Mark McDonald MSP

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  • Member for: Aberdeen Donside
  • Region: North East Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Mark McDonald

We absolutely want a system that is flexible and accessible for all, but we will not compromise on quality, which is the point that I was making. We accept what h...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

On the whole, it has been a fairly consensual and constructive debate, and that was the general intention when my colleague Aileen Campbell and I thought about wh...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Jeremy Balfour was not a member in the previous session, so he will not know that when I was a back-bench MSP, I secured a commitment from the then minister for s...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Mark McDonald

As I highlighted in my earlier answer, the Government allocates funding to local authorities, which are then able to determine their priorities within that fundin...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Our national parenting strategy ensures that parents are valued, equipped and supported. We are expanding early learning and child care for young children, and providing opportunities for ad...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Mark McDonald

Mr Lochhead, with all his experience of working closely with the food sector, brings an interesting point to the chamber. I will be more than happy to reflect on ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Mark McDonald

It is important that we identify and prioritise need where it exists. A number of schools out there are already running breakfast clubs, where they have identifie...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Mark McDonald

I acknowledge Ash Denham’s point. Schools across Scotland use a range of programmes before school, at lunch time and after school to engage children and young peo...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Some research studies suggest that breakfast club provision can contribute to raising attainment. We also have substantial anecdotal evidence to suggest that breakfast club attendance helps ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


Mark McDonald

I recognise Tavish Scott’s point that, obviously, we have to ensure that provision is available in communities. That will involve working with a range of stakehol...

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Motion S5M-00022: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-16044: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15938: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15937: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15896: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15894: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15792: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15728: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15727: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15475: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-05692: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30675: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30670: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05668: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30114: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05597: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05535: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05530: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-01294: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-29422: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2016 Show Full Question >>