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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Angus MacDonald

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk East (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Angus MacDonald

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @angus4falkirkE

Facebook: Angus's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Angus is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Angus does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Angus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Angus has had 8 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

03 September 2019 - 24 March 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 26 August 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Scottish Government

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

16 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

07 March 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

Register of interests

Angus's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Angus MacDonald. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of a research intern through Inclusion Scotland’s “We Can Work” initiative. The intern will undertake research into climate change during the course of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament and other environmental research related to my work as a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee. Inclusion Scotland (of 2nd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ) will cover the employment cost of the intern at £9 per hour and all other associated administrative duties for 420 contracted hours This amounts to £3780. This gift was accepted on the start date of my intern which was 8th January 2019, on which date I also established that the gift was from a permissible source. [Registered 4 February 2019]

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018, at the invitation of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and campaign group Have You Got the Bottle?, I joined a cross party delegation of MSPs on a fact finding visit to Oslo to investigate and improve our knowledge of the Norwegian deposit return scheme The visit included a meeting with the CEO and executives of Infinitum, the Norwegian operator of the system, as well as attending retail operations of various sizes in and around Oslo. The visit was fully funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). I estimate the value of the trip including transport, accommodation and meals to be in the region of £710. [Registered 19 August 2018]

From 14 to 16 August 2018, at the invitation of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and campaign group Have You Got the Bottle?, I joined a cross party delegation of MSPs on a fact finding visit to Oslo to investigate and improve our knowledge of the Norwegian deposit return scheme The visit included a meeting with the CEO and executives of Infinitum, the Norwegian operator of the system, as well as attending retail operations of various sizes in and around Oslo. The visit was fully funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). I estimate the value of the trip including transport, accommodation and meals to be in the region of £710. [Registered 19 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a former church in the Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar area, with a market value of up to £50,000. I derive no income from the property and intend to use it as a residential home in the future. [Amended interest 22 August 2016]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Recent Activity

What was said

What Angus MacDonald has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Digital Connectivity

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Given the minister’s comments, I should perhaps declare that I am a beneficiary of gainshare at my properties in the Outer Hebrides and had superfast broadband long before it was expected…

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Red Rocks and Longay Urgent Marine Conservation Order 2021 (SSI 2021/131)

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Following on from Claudia Beamish’s comments, I agree that there seems to be an issue on that point…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Transport (Update)

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I turn to the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019…

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Climate Change Plan

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I am grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate, as I serve on the ECCLR and REC Committees. This is my final speech, so I hope, with the Presiding Officer’s indulgence, to sign off with a few words of thanks and farewell…

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 9 March 2021

United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Originally, the Scottish Government secured the Glasgow Science Centre as its venue, but that has now been incorporated into the green zone. Will the Scottish Government have any dedicated space in the green or blue zones…

Votes

How Angus MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Angus MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Angus MacDonald has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-35960

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific consideration it gave to all full-time SPFL football clubs that compete below the Championship level when the frameworks were finalised for the distribution of grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether it plans to provide additional support to each of these clubs on an equal basis,…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35871

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on establishing a Grangemouth Regulatory Hub."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35861

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing dancers who have been classed as elite performers to resume one-to-one training, in advance of international competitions later this year."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35807

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage the roll-out of hydrogen refuelling stations."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35870

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure there is community engagement with the Grangemouth Future Industry Board, and whether it plans to have representatives from the local community attending board meetings on an ad hoc basis."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35959

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it gave to all SPFL football clubs that compete below the Championship level when the frameworks were finalised for the distribution of grants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether it now plans to provide additional support to each club."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36048

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Just Transition Commission."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35927

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with (a) Falkirk Council, (b) Network Rail and (c) ScotRail regarding the reinstatement of the rail passenger service between Grangemouth and Falkirk."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35950

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress being made towards breaking ground on the upgrade of the A801 Avon Gorge Crossing."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35808

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the proposals by the Agricultural Industries Confederation regarding a simpler and more efficient plant protection products regulatory regime, in response to the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 March 2021

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