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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

Facebook: Oliver's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Oliver is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Oliver does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Oliver does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Oliver has had 15 previous roles

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

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

11 August 2020 - 19 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 19 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 24 May 2016.

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) [Registered 15 August 2016]

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.

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Coronavirus and Education

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I want to go back to the issue of catch-up. I am willing to accept that the situation is not as straightforward as some people would argue, but I struggle to accept that the past year has been good for a lot of young people…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I am interested in following up the issue of rurality…

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Covid-19

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I have had concerns raised with me that vaccination teams in Dumfries and Galloway have been asked to slow down in order to let other areas of Scotland catch up…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Covid-19 (Financial Support Schemes)

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Can the First Minister offer any reassurance to my constituents who are struggling to get information regarding their applications to the mobile and home-based close contact services fund and the newly self-employed hardship fund…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill: Stage 3

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Given the time available and the broad consensus that exists, I do not plan to speak for long or in any great detail…

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell 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 for

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 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. S5W-36150

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area who are waiting for a hip replacement operation are given a date for their surgery, such as the cases that have been highlighted in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36151

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria must be met for the cross-border transport restrictions that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be lifted."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35787

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether acupuncturists are allowed to practice under the current COVID-19 restrictions and, if not, for what reason they have been offered vaccinations as healthcare workers."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35823

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of a draft being circulated in September 2019, when the final version of the application guidance for the cultivation for upland productive woodland creation sites will be published, and what the reasons have been for any delay."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35769

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S5W-34988 and S5W-35371 by Roseanna Cunningham on 4 and 26 February 2021 respectively, what its position is on the social and cultural heritage associated with falconry, and what steps it is taking to preserve this, particularly in areas where blue hare are present."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35651

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date further COVID-19 grant support for bed and breakfasts will become available."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35757

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to classroom learning assistants who work in close contact with pupils where social distancing is not possible."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35453

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether twice-weekly COVID-19 testing will be available for nursery staff in the private, voluntary and independent sector."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35334

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there is no option to appeal or re-apply to the Mobile Close Contact Fund under any circumstances, including when an administrative error has been made."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 3 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35370

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how (a) bed and breakfast owners and (b) other stakeholders will be represented on the working group considering guidance for short-term lets."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021

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