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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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James Dornan

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Cathcart (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About James Dornan

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

James is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

James is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

James does not have any party roles

Previous roles

James has had 21 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 12 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

15 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Convener

15 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

20 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2015 - 27 January 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2015 - 26 January 2016

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Convener

22 September 2015 - 17 December 2015

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Amendment Bill Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 05 November 2015

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 June 2013 - 26 June 2014

City of Edinburgh Council Portobello Park Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

10 January 2013 - 27 June 2013

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

29 May 2013 - 19 June 2013

City of Edinburgh Council Portobello Park Bill Committee

Member

23 January 2013 - 23 May 2013

National Trust for Scotland Governance etc Bill Committee

Member

07 March 2012 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 07 March 2012

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

James'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 James Dornan. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 7 to 11 October 2014 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; President MA Ying-Jeou and Madame Ma, Scottish Development International (Taiwan Office), Ministry of Transport and Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City Council, Straits Exchange Foundation, British Trade and Cultural Office, Hsinchu Science Park, Green Energy and Environment Research Lab, King Car Whisky Distillery and the National Centre for Traditional Arts. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £2780, accommodation £528, bus £133, high speed rail £12, food £163, tickets for 101, opera and hot spring £59. The total cost was £3,675 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a vase, a tie and tie pin, a glass ornament and a book. The value of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

On 28 January 2013 I was appointed a director of Castlemilk Stress Centre.

In October 2013 I became of Trustee of Castlemilk Relaxation Centre.

Recent Activity

What was said

What James Dornan 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.

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Education (Attainment Gap)

7. James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to assist children from the poorest backgrounds with their education. (S5O-05144)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

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

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "I wish—Inaudible—for the future, and hope that the three pigs story was not about something that he saw somewhere up in the north of Scotland. Before I start—"

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "I am delighted to take part in today’s incredibly important stage 3 debate—all the more so because improving support for survivors of domestic abuse is a subject that I care very much about…

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Town and Country Planning (Emergency Period and Extended Period) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (2021/142)

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is consideration of negative instruments 2021/99, 2021/100 and 2021/142, as listed on the agenda. I refer members to paper 1 and the recently issued addendum, which contain further detail…

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 17 March 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (James Dornan): "Good morning and welcome to the 12th meeting in 2021 of the Local Government and Communities Committee. I ask members to ensure, please, that mobile phones are in silent mode…

Votes

How James Dornan has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Dornan 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 James Dornan 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-32364

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Programme for Government commitment to publish jointly with COSLA an updated Ending Homelessness Together action plan."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 8 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-30722

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made toward extending Fair Start Scotland provision following the end of the current contract period, given the importance of employability support in responding to the COVID-19 crisis."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 16 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-29186

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government at what stage it is in its planning for delivering education in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 later in 2020."

Answered by: John Swinney on 1 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-28177

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact COVID-19 will have on the delivery of (a) the 50,000 affordable homes target by the end of this parliamentary session, (b) fuel poverty targets and (c) energy efficiency measures."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 3 April 2020

Question ref. S5O-04325

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with public sector housebuilding in Glasgow."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 26 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04303

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available to local authorities and charities for urban planting programmes."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-26742

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the new first-time buyer scheme will be launched."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-22367

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 March 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what compensation is available to patients or their families when hospitals admit negligence, and whether it plans to streamline or simplify the claims process."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 April 2019

Question ref. S5W-16907

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are receiving support through the Scottish Attainment Challenge, broken down by the amount awarded."

Answered by: John Swinney on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-01651

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that custody units and prisons provide the necessary and appropriate support for people with mental health conditions."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 January 2018

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