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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.

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

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 - 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: 18 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Does the cabinet secretary now accept that it was wrong not to address rural poverty in all the previous years in which the money was being handed out?"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge Inquiry

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Cabinet secretary, do you agree that high quality teaching and learning remains the best way to close the attainment gap?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Striking University Staff

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I thank Maggie Chapman for bringing this important debate to the chamber and for giving voice to the concerns that are felt by many in the university sector…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Subject Choice (Secondary Schools)

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "5. To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to increase subject choice for secondary pupils. (S6O-01074)"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge Inquiry

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I regularly get feedback from teachers that Education Scotland still feels too remote from what is happening in the classroom, that it can be urban and central belt-centric in its thinking, that the needs of smaller, rural schools, in particular, can be missed and that, although a lot of the advice and guidance that the agency gives is fine—they…

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 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, Stephen 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, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 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-08348

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people selected for jury duty in Dumfries and Galloway have been excused on the grounds that they cannot reasonably travel for jury duty in Ayr, since March 2020."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08490

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that young people are offered the vaccination for HPV, and in which NHS boards HPV and any other boosters for teenagers have restarted."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08618

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08362 by Kate Forbes on 10 May 2022, what the policy reason was for grouping all land-based industries together."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08617

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08000 by Kate Forbes on 25 April 2022, what constitutes "knowledge of agricultural matters"."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08368

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average reading age of a young person leaving school in Scotland has been in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08363

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average salary for a college principal in Scotland has been in each of the last five years, and what steps are taken to ensure that pay to senior management provides value for money."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08350

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of no ScotRail services calling at Lockerbie Station, what steps it is taking to ensure that passengers seeking to travel to and from Lockerbie have access to the same promotions and incentives to travel by rail as other passengers across the country."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08349

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects jury trials to resume in Dumfries."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08352

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the provision of and access to allotments."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08188

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how NHS Scotland makes patient records available in the event that patients require NHS treatment elsewhere in the UK."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 12 May 2022

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