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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 their Constituency

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 19 cross-party groups

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

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.

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.

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: 20 January 2022

Nuclear Weapons Treaties

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Bill Kidd for securing the debate and for his long-term commitment to the cause. Back in 1982, I was in the fourth year at Dunbar grammar school, sitting in class for my favourite subject, modern studies…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Covid-19

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "People throughout Scotland have been disgusted by the hypocritical behaviour of the Prime Minster, who has flouted the rules of his own Government on numerous occasions yet continues in his role…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Retrofitting Buildings for Net Zero

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a serving councillor on East Lothian Council. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important debate…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 18 January 2022

National Planning Framework 4

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "My question comes back to the point that Miles Briggs raised and is about the deliverability of renewables. Yesterday, we had the ScotWind announcement, which is great news, and substantial planning requirements will come out of it…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Holistic Family Support

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Martin Whitfield for bringing the debate to Parliament. I also thank Aberlour, Barnardo’s, Children 1st and the CCPS for their briefings…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan 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 for

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 for

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 for

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 for

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 for

Vote Passed

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-05790

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the SQA will communicate the key areas to be covered within the forthcoming exam diet to (a) teachers and (b) pupils, in light of reported concerns regarding disruption to learning as a result of staff and pupil absences due to COVID-19 and the impact of the availability of subject specialists in secondary…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05487

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the five commitments regarding stroke made in its 2019-20 Programme for Government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05468

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of what is meant by "relevant legal conditions" in relation to the designation of new national parks, as referred to in its shared policy programme with the Scottish Green Party."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05470

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it expects future national parks to be smaller in scale than existing national parks, as referred to in its shared policy programme with the Scottish Green Party."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05467

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to include any new national parks as a national development in the forthcoming National Planning Framework 4, in light of the national spatial strategy, which is set out in the draft framework."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05469

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how the concepts of progressive land use and progressive development, as referred to in its shared policy programme with the Scottish Green Party regarding the designation of new national parks, relate to sustainable land use and sustainable development."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05466

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to go further than the commitment it made in its shared policy programme with the Scottish Green Party to designate "at least one new National Park", and designate more than one new national park by the end of this parliamentary session."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05429

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to publish the results of its consultation on a Sectoral Marine Plan for offshore wind for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04803

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the (a) direct and (b) wider impact on the (i) retail and (ii) tourism sector in (A) the Lothians and (B) Scotland of the UK Government's decision to withdraw tax-free shopping from the start of 2021, and what representations it has made to UK ministers on the matter."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04448

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the third sector organisations that are proposing the establishment of a statutory so-called future of work commission to help improve workplace wellbeing."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021

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