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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5631
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

78 High Street
Lockerbie
DG11 2EU

Phone: 01576 203910
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.

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Upper-secondary Education Student Assessment

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "The cabinet secretary should not need a further review or committee to answer this yes-or-no question…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Not Proven Verdict (Removal)

5. Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its planned consultation on the removal of the not proven verdict. (S6O-00137)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Earlier, Gillian Martin intervened and suggested that there was a single definition of a nightclub. For the benefit of members, will she set out what that is?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Order 2021 [Draft]

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I had not intended to ask a question, but I was confused by the comments about data sharing. I know that those issues have been kicking about for a while, and I understand them…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report

Oliver Mundell: "I return to the original line of questioning that you started, convener. I have serious concerns that the report is flawed and has not engaged properly with non-ministry academics…

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

MSP not voted

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-03014

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to setting a target to increase Scotland’s hedgerow network as part of its Forestry Grant Scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02879

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01926 by Graeme Dey on 23 August 2021, how many of the 58 potential new stations have been appraised in line with the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02249

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve the availability of respite care services in the community for people with dementia and their carers."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 8 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02149

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reopen Eastriggs railway station."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02181

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01931 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 August 2021, what opportunity was given to individuals and groups to highlight concerns or topics that were not included on the agenda for the planned OECD engagement."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01463

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to minimise the loss of farming opportunities for new entrants to farming that might arise as a result of plans to increase forestry cover."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 30 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02049

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated average salary is for its staff, broken down by (a) local authority and (b) Scottish Parliament constituency."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 27 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02048

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reopen Thornhill railway station."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 27 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01941

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of its staff are normally based in each (a) local authority area and (b) Scottish Parliament constituency."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 27 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02157

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason funding that it provided to support organisations responsible for building social housing, which have incurred additional costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has reportedly not been received by some organisations, in light of reports that sub-contractors of Cunninghame Housing Association have not…

Awaiting answer

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