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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.

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute 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

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

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.

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 24 November 2021

Children and Young People and Deprivation (Impact of Covid-19)

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I want to go back to Willie Rennie’s first line of questioning. I listened to Jim Wallace from Aberlour on the radio the other morning. I do not want to misquote him but, in effect, he said that there should be more of a role for the third sector…

Chamber meeting date: 23 November 2021

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Nothing that the Scottish National Party does to rehash the same failing initiatives can rewrite history…

Chamber meeting date: 11 November 2021

Unemployed Teachers

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Given the number of teachers looking for employment and the additional roles being created, does the cabinet secretary share my concern that Dumfries and Galloway Council are telling parents, particularly in smaller rural schools, that they may have to cut back on teacher numbers and strictly enforce ratios?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 10 November 2021

Upper Secondary Education and Student Assessment

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "It was interesting to hear you dismiss the percentage of pupils who leave school early…

Chamber meeting date: 9 November 2021

Young Persons Guarantee and National Training Transition Fund

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Given that his party has been in government for more than 14 years, does the member not feel that we have missed the boat when it comes to taking advantage of the opportunities that the renewables sector offers?"

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02158.3

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supported by: Daniel Johnson, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02158.1

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 23 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02158

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Kate Forbes, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02158.2

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the UK Government’s Levelling Up Agenda in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supported by: Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Result 29 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02139.2

Removing the Cap on Funded Places for Frontline Medical Students

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Result 67 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 11 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-04649

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to reduce the waiting times for orthopaedic surgery in NHS Dumfries and Galloway."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04648

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a domestic replacement for the EU school milk subsidy scheme, in light of the rollover of funding expiring at the end of the current academic year, and what plans it has to consult with stakeholders on the details of any new scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04647

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding is available for (a) Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes and (b) other lifeline charities whose fundraising activities continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04646

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Skills Development Scotland has extended contracts issued during the commissioning process for 2021-22; if so, for what reason, and what its advice is to others seeking to bid for contracts."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04234

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available for flood prevention schemes where designs have been approved but building works have not yet commenced."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04235

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which sites have had river gravel extraction licences granted in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04208

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether it is meeting its policy aims for a young person with complex additional support needs to leave school and go onto a day service or be cared for in the community, in light of there being a reported lack of accessible provision in Scotland’s colleges."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04207

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the potential impact that the integration of children’s services may have on its commitment to keep The Promise."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04204

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure there are opportunities for all young people to access positive post-school destinations, in light of reported concerns by teachers and social workers that such opportunities do not exist for young people with the most difficult and complex needs."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 19 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04206

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement in its Programme for Government of increased funding for the Young Person's Guarantee, what additional support it will provide to people with complex additional support needs to enable them to access training, education or employment."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 19 November 2021

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