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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark McDonald

Independent

MSP for Aberdeen Donside (Constituency) 2017 - present day

Scottish National Party

Former MSP for Aberdeen Donside (Constituency) 2013 - 2017

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2013

About Mark McDonald

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Mark's facebook

Committees

Mark is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Mark is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mark has had 11 previous roles

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

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Member

07 November 2013 - 27 November 2014

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 14 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 14 May 2013

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Substitute Member

15 December 2011 - 18 September 2012

Finance Committee

Member

08 September 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 December 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 07 September 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mark'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 Mark McDonald. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2016.

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark McDonald 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: 9 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "Thank you, Presiding Officer…

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Autism and Learning Disabilities

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I thank Alexander Burnett for securing the debate. Although this is not quite my final speech as a member of the Scottish Parliament, it is my final speech on this subject…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for meeting me last week to discuss some of the budget issues…

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

Child Disability Payment (Design and Delivery Plans)

1. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I note my interest in that I am the parent of a child in receipt of disability living allowance…

Chamber meeting date: 28 January 2021

Budget 2021-22

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "The reduction in poundage that the cabinet secretary has announced is welcome, but she will be aware that there are calls in the north-east for her to do more to offset the impact on businesses in Aberdeen of the 2017 revaluation…

Votes

How Mark McDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark McDonald 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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Mark McDonald 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-34715

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the number of qualified teachers of students with visual impairments."

Answered by: John Swinney on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34716

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many qualified teachers of students with visual impairments have been employed in each local authority area in each year since 2011, and what the year-on-year percentage change has been."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34717

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers have become qualified teachers of students with visual impairments. in each year since 2011, and what the year-on-year percentage change has been."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-27395

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of students enrolled in Medicine courses at universities were required to repeat their first year of study in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 11 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27396

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Gateway to Medicine (G2M) places have been awarded in universities in each of the last five years, and how many places will be awarded in the next academic year."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27397

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of students enrolled in Medicine courses at universities dropped out in each of the last five years, also broken down by the year of study they dropped out."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 10 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-26630

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 5 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Research Forum for Palliative and End of Life Care (a) last met and (b) will next meet."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26478

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how many additional support needs tribunals have been held in each local authority area under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 in each of the last five years, broken down by what percentage of appeals were upheld."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 November 2019

Question ref. S5W-25698

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 7 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the £50 million for improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, announced by the First Minister in March 2019, will be allocated to NHS boards."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 25 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25488

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 25 September 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether funding will be allocated by local authorities to deliver commitment 18 of the Alcohol Framework 2018."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 9 October 2019

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