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

Mark is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016 [Draft] : 14 September 2016


Mark McDonald

Let us see how we get on, Presiding Officer.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016 [Draft] : 14 September 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Thank you very much, Presiding Officer, I thank Ivan McKee for bringing this important issue to the chamber today.



Meeting of the Parliament 06 September 2016 [Draft] : 06 September 2016


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

I thank Fulton MacGregor for bringing the subject of bullying to the chamber. Let me be absolutely clear that bullying of any kind is completely unacceptable and, when it happens, we all hav...



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...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-01580.1: Reforming Local Taxation (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580.2: Reforming Local Taxation (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580.3: Reforming Local Taxation (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 121 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580: Reforming Local Taxation (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 63, Against: 63 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-01554.4: NHS Scotland Staffing Crisis (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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S5M-01554: NHS Scotland Staffing Crisis (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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S5M-01531.1: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01531.3: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 87, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01531: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 87, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-01412.2: Implications of the EU Referendum Result and UK Negotiating Position (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/09/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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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 >>