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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

X (previously known as 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

Paul is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Housing

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Paul does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Paul has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 11 April 2023

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

31 March 2022 - 11 April 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

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: 28 March 2024

Scottish Child Payment (Aberdeen)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "It is estimated that the Scottish child payment will keep 60,000 children out of poverty in 2024-25. The impact cannot be broken down by local authority area…

Chamber meeting date: 14 March 2024

Housing (Empty Properties)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "We continue to tackle empty homes as a priority, bringing more homes back into use as warm, safe and secure housing. Our interventions have been recognised by an independent audit that endorses the £3…

Chamber meeting date: 14 March 2024

Housing

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "I spoke to CHIS at its conference last week on the day that it made that announcement…

Chamber meeting date: 14 March 2024

Social Housing Waiting Lists (Disabled People)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "The Scottish Government has led the United Kingdom on housing by delivering more than 126,000 affordable homes since 2007, more than 89,000 of which were for social rent, including almost 24,000 council homes…

Chamber meeting date: 14 March 2024

Housing (Empty Properties)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "We continue to tackle empty homes as a priority, bringing more homes back into use as warm, safe and secure housing. Our interventions have been recognised by an independent audit that endorses the £3…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12864.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 53 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845.2

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 29 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12845

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Angus Robertson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 66 for, 29 against, 23 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12845.1

Scotland’s International Culture Strategy

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Result 23 for, 93 against, 1 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12111

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Result 89 for, 0 against, 31 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Paul McLennan has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-15916

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that any bids that it receives for National Park status cover contiguous or overlapping areas, whether the Scottish Ministers will be able to consider combining those bids into one larger National Park."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 27 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-15991

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has been advised by the UK Government of any Barnett consequential funding regarding the announcement in the Spring Budget of a one-year fund made up of £40 million to make swimming pools more energy efficient in the long term and £23 million in grants to leisure centres with swimming pools that…

Answered by Maree Todd on 25 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-16167

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) decarbonisation seabed leasing round, and what the next steps are for INTOG."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 24 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-15824

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with the Ministry of Defence regarding objections to wind farm projects within the 50km safeguarding zone at Eskdalemuir."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 21 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-02036

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to celebrate and mark St Andrew's Day 2023."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01929

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Hydrogen Action Plan, including regarding the role that local authorities can play in defining demand."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14698

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much funding has been allocated for the construction of Changing Places toilets in the current parliamentary session, and by what date it expects this will be made available."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 13 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01893

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the findings of the Local Governance Review."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01844

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any benefits to the structure of legal aid payments of the agreement on Scottish court legal aid fees between the Scottish Government, Scottish Solicitors Bar Association and the Law Society."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13681

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12681 by Màiri McAllan on 13 December 2022, whether detailed marine spatial plans, as opposed to broad spatial areas, will be provisionally set in the new National Marine Plan (NMP2), in line with section 11(2)(a)(ii) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, unless and until…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 20 January 2023

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