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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

Twitter: @glasgowcathcart

Facebook: James's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5682
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Clincarthill Parish Church
1220 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida,
Glasgow
G42 9EU

Phone: 0141 632 5238
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

James is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

James does not have any party roles

Previous roles

James has had 26 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

12 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Convener

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

12 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

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 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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.

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 2 March 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "Alastair Sim and Paul Little have made a lot about this legislation being unnecessary, but, given that they have just told us how they were able to work in partnership when the 2020 powers were invoked, why is there a problem with it…

Chamber meeting date: 9 February 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Commemoration

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "I thank Stephen Kerr for lodging the motion. I start by wishing Queen Elizabeth the very best after 70 years in public life. Surely, at the age of 95 and having just lost her husband of many years, she is entitled to some peace and quiet…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2022

National Qualifications 2022

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "I welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement, particularly the fact that the SQA will recognise the disruption that has been caused to learners in its approach to grading exams this year…

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2022

Access to Further Education (Covid-19)

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "Does the minister share my concern that the most recent—Inaudible.—statistics show a continued drop in the number of European Union students who come to study here, in Scotland?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 26 January 2022

Drink and Needle Spiking

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "I can see the benefit of legislation with regard to the message that it sends out about the importance that we are giving to the issue, but what sometimes happens is that, in doing these things for the right reasons, we create a rod for our own backs…

Votes

How James Dornan has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Dornan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

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. S6W-06479

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when a report on Year 1 of the National Transition Training Fund will be published."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 10 February 2022

Question ref. S6O-00418

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consultation was conducted with MSPs ahead of changing the allowances system."

Answered by: Maggie Chapman MSP (on behalf of the SPCB) on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02656

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet with representatives from Rangers FC, Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council and members from the Irish-Scottish community, in light of recent events in Glasgow and the reported singing of racist songs."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 23 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02630

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of childcare providers in Scotland."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00743

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work that it is carrying out to deal with sexual abuse in schools and colleges, in light of Ofsted’s review of this issue in England."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 28 June 2021

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

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