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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Oliver Mundell

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Dumfriesshire (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Oliver Mundell

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @olivermundell

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5631
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Monro House
Duncan Drive
Moffat
DG10 9JW

Phone: 01683 222770
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Oliver does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Oliver has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Oliver has had 11 previous roles

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

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 23 December 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 16 December 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 10 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Oliver'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 Oliver Mundell. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 31 July to 5 August 2016 I was part of a fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB).

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 Oliver Mundell 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: 29 June 2022

Child Poverty

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Pupil equity funding is allocated based on free school meals data. Given the known challenges with that measure, particularly in rural communities, will the Scottish Government look again at alternatives?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Independence Referendum

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Did Westminster have the final say on 18 September 2014?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "The majority of the amendments in this group were debated during stage 2…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "As one of the closing speakers in a long and wide-ranging debate—not just today but through the various stages of the bill—there is a huge amount that I could say, but, at this point, very little that would be new…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Neurodevelopmental Support (Children in Schools)

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Identification is important. Will the Scottish Government therefore reconsider the introduction of a more robust national neurodevelopmental screening programme in our primary schools?"

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell 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 voted against

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 voted against

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 voted for

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 abstained

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 voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Oliver Mundell 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-09808

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on exploring a potential extension of the Waverley railway line to Carlisle via Langholm."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09810

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Primary One Literacy Assessment and Action Resource (POLAAR) was validated by international experts in early literacy acquisition."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09805

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed bus services with Dumfries and Galloway Council."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 5 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09804

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what urgent action it is taking to ensure the continuation of a bus service between Dumfries and Edinburgh."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 5 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10166

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to expanding free nursery provision at the age of two to children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09809

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any local authority areas are using (a) CEM and (b) GL assessments to obtain standardised data on their pupils and, if so, which ones, broken down by assessment type."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09813

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it collects data on the literacy programmes used by schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10133

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are taken to ensure that standards are applied fairly across higher education when determining grades at undergraduate level."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10134

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what role it plays in monitoring whether best practice is followed by Scottish universities, regarding the moderation and cross-marking of student assessments."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09812

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints brought under Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 have been successful in each year since 2011."

Awaiting answer

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