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 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

I will certainly go back and check what discussions have been had with the SQA and look at what we can do in relation to the point that Mark Griffin raised. Dingw...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

I begin by thanking our two interpreters at the back of the chamber, Andrew and Yvonne, who have spent the afternoon trying valiantly to communicate the messages that members have been putti...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

Not at your wife!



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

At the risk of giving the interpreter at the back of the chamber some difficulty, I say aye. We recognise that there are variations in BSL, and we are more than h...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


The Minister for Childcare and Early Years (Mark McDonald)

Oh my. Thank you, Presiding Officer. I am ...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

As I have highlighted on more than one occasion, the £50 million of additional revenue to ensure that all staff who deliver the funded entitlement are paid the li...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

I hope that the steps that I have outlined on the approach that we will take to the funding model—to ensure that funding is provided so that the living wage can b...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

We received responses from 27 of the 32 local authorities. The authorities from which we did not receive response were Clackmannanshire Council, East Dunbartonshi...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

Currently, local authorities have the flexibility to offer entitlement at an earlier stage than that which was outlined by Ross Thomson, and some authorities choo...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Mark McDonald

I thank Fulton MacGregor for his question. He will have heard me say in response to Liz Smith’s question that we are providing £2 million over four years to enabl...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04472: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 26 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-04456.2: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-04456: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04474: Business Motion (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 79, Against: 0 Abstain: 16
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ForCarried
S5M-04440.1: International Women's Day (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 27, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04440.2: International Women's Day (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04440: International Women's Day (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04324.2: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04324.3: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-04789: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03892: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03791: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03190: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>

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