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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Mark is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

As I outlined in my answer to Mr Ross, the police currently have many of those powers. Further detailed work on the matter is obviously required before legislatio...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

That comes back to the identification of the vulnerability of children and the fact that the deeds are dictated by those needs. I accept that interventions will b...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

As I have said, in exceptional circumstances, disclosure into adulthood will be a possibility.



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

Children can and do change—that is fundamental to the Scottish concept of social education and our reintegrative model. As I outlined in my statement, we need a s...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

I agree with Liam McArthur and put on record my gratitude to Alison McInnes for the work on the issue that she undertook in the previous session of Parliament. I know that Mr McArthur will u...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

John Finnie highlights an important point. We must ensure that the appropriate approaches are taken to the children involved. As I have said, we start with an ope...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

I recognise Mary Fee’s long-standing interest in the area that she highlights. She touches on areas that sit outside what I have referred to in my statement but w...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

I confirm that the approach was very much a children’s rights-proofed approach. A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment was commissioned as part of the rev...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

Margaret Mitchell will be aware of the work that is being done on the children’s hearings improvement programme. I have a meeting later this afternoon with Childr...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 December 2016 : 01 December 2016


Mark McDonald

A number of factors were taken into account in making the decision. The age of 12 aligns with the minimum age of prosecution and it meets international expectatio...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-02919.1: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02919.4: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 97 Abstain: 18
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S5M-02919: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02835: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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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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S5M-02809: Education (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 34 Abstain: 6
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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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S5M-02804.1: Local Democracy (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02804: Local Democracy (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-02624: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01703: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>