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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 their Constituency

Monro House
Duncan Drive
Moffat
DG10 9JW

Phone: 01683 222770
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

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.

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

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills 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: 13 January 2022

Scottish Qualifications Authority (Examinations Process)

3. Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what deadline the Scottish Government has set for making any further changes to this year’s SQA examinations process. (S6F-00639)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Holistic Family Support

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I thank Martin Whitfield for bringing the debate to the chamber, and for his thoughtful contribution—such contributions have already become a hallmark of his time in Parliament…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 12 January 2022

Budget 2022-23

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Cabinet secretary, in response to Fergus Ewing’s question on rural funding, you mentioned the change to using the data on low-income families as a measure for the attainment funding…

Chamber meeting date: 5 January 2022

Covid-19

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Last year, we saw educational attainment figures that, even in the context of the pandemic, made a mockery of Nicola Sturgeon’s promise that education would be her top priority. We simply cannot afford any more unavoidable disruption to learning…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2021

Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019

7. Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to enact sections 5 to 7 of the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019. (S6O-00564)"

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05662

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many non-disclosure agreements SQA employees have been asked to sign in each of the last five years, and for what reasons."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05702

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05212 by Maree Todd on 10 January 2022, what its position is on whether periods of more than two years between dental check-up appointments is consistent with its policy priorities…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05617

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-04648 by Shirly-Anne Somerville on 3 December 2021, which age groups of school pupils will be eligible to receive milk under the new scheme."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 14 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05616

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-04648 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 December 2021, whether milk will be provided free of charge to pupils under the new scheme, or whether it will be subsidised by the Scottish Government."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 14 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05665

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it anticipates the impact may be on the home insurance policies of households that are unable to install interlinked fire alarms before the February deadline."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05661

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how Scottish-domiciled individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States can prove their vaccination status."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05663

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support will be made available for vulnerable customers during power outages in areas with poor mobile signal, in light of reported concerns about the planned switch-off of the Public Switched Telephone Network."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05216

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported confirmation by the UK Minister for Health and Social Care that any funding for cannabis-based products through NHS prescriptions is a matter for devolved institutions, what financial support it will make available to fund cannabis-based medication for children currently relying on private…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05215

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the approval rate is of wind farm applications in each local authority area, broken down by those (a) determined and (b) not determined by Scottish Ministers, in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05615

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether UNESCO biospheres, and specifically the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biospheres, as initiatives of significance, will be highlighted within the new National Planning Framework 4."

Awaiting answer

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