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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Paul McLennan

Scottish National Party

MSP for East Lothian (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Paul McLennan

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @paulmclennan7

Facebook: Paul's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5083
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

5a Mitchell's Close
Haddington
EH41 3NB

Phone: 01620 849240
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is a member of 23 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Paul does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Paul had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 25 November 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Paul'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 Paul McLennan. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 7 May 2021, when I resigned, I was an Associate DIrector at Playfair Scotland, a public affairs company (of 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ). I worked 35 hours per week and received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum. I received a final salary payment of £390.43 on 28 May 2021.

I am a Councillor for East Lothian Council (of John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA). I work 10-15 hours per week and receive salary and use of a mobile phone and laptop. I estimate that the total combined value of this remuneration is between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and I will donate this remuneration to charities from June 2021 onwards.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in Dunbar, East Lothian with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000. I rent this house to my parents-in-law and receive gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Paul McLennan 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: 22 September 2022

Skills Delivery Landscape

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "During the summer, I visited many businesses in East Lothian, and the thing that came up all the time was labour shortages. The Office for National Statistics recently estimated that 1.3 million people had left the UK workforce due to Brexit…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Parliamentary Procedures and Practices

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank the committee for bringing the report to Parliament, and I commend the convener, Martin Whitfield, and the deputy convener, Bob Doris, along with the other committee members, for producing it…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "My question is about tax policy more generally…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Short-term Lets Legislation

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "During the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee’s scrutiny of the short-term lets licensing scheme, most councils, especially those with tourism hotspots, expressed support or enthusiasm for the plans…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Energy Prices and Inflation (Impact on Businesses and Jobs)

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "Given that the UK Government holds the key levers to support businesses and jobs during the crisis, what engagement has the Scottish Government had with the UK Government on the matter, and what action does the minister think that the UK Government should be taking now to support businesses and people?"

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 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, 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, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Paul McLennan 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-10761

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Registrar General will publish the annual report for 2021."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 31 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10108

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the roll-out of free digital devices for all school children will take place in East Lothian."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 26 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10107

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timeline for the roll-out of the national allowance for foster and kinship carers, as per its committed actions to deliver The Promise by 2030."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10497

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the terms of reference are for its Women in Enterprise Review, and when the review is scheduled to be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10214

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to prepare a national framework for social prescribing, to facilitate a consistent, effective and high-quality approach."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09764

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent data from the Scottish Stroke Care Audit showing that in NHS Lothian the number of stroke admissions rose by 9…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09568

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, to the Ofgem consultation on RIIO-ED2 Draft Determinations, which sets out a five-year vision to "transform local energy grids to support the transition to a cleaner, affordable, home-grown low-carbon energy system, as part of its draft plans for the…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09337

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Seabird Conservation Strategy will be finalised, in light of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) reportedly impacting globally-significant populations of seabirds, such as the northern gannet colony on the Bass Rock."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 15 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09339

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that the innovation component of the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing process for floating offshore wind is able to deliver supply chain opportunities and jobs in advance of ScotWind."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09341

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to support the construction industry, including through upskilling and a transition to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), to help ensure the provision of safe, high-quality, affordable housing."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 13 July 2022

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