Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald

Given that there is duplication, do you have any recommendations about removing some of it?



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald

We have heard a lot about the use of key economic statistics—you talked about tracking them and about how they help to inform economic policy—but it has been sugg...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald

Richard Marsh’s report refers to the fact that ONS <...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald

Given the gaps that we have, are there any areas that the ONS could improve and help with?



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald

We are talking about an organisation that carries out 80 surveys and issues 1.7 million questionnaires to more than 290,000 businesses, so the data must be there ...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

We have talked this morning and in previous weeks about the gaps in economic data. Given that the ONS is the UK’s national statistics institute, is it doing enoug...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 26 September 2017 : 26 September 2017


Gordon MacDonald

I have a couple of quick questions. Of the issues that have been raised so far, one that concerns me is the lack of regional stats for Scotland and another is the question of having some kin...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 26 September 2017 : 26 September 2017


Gordon MacDonald

Would that mean that Scotland would, in effect, pay twice? We already pay to support the ONS for not providing the service that we require; therefore, you are asking for us to pay for it twi...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 26 September 2017 : 26 September 2017


Gordon MacDonald

Surely the question should be whether Scotland is well served by the ONS, given that it has more than 3,000 staff and we often do not get much Scottish sub-data from UK subsets. Are we getti...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 26 September 2017 : 26 September 2017


Gordon MacDonald

I have a quick question on Andy Wightman’s original point about whether there should be a separate Scottish statistics authority. Northern Ireland has its own Sta...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09000.3: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09000: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08596: Edinburgh Bakers' Widows' Fund Bill (Tom Arthur)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08828.1: Migration (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-08828: Migration (Alasdair Allan)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 33 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 98, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 67, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08706: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Gillian Martin)
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08696: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-09033: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08816: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-07433: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-09759: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01159: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00944: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00834: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07706: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00748: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-06310: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00578: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
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 >>

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