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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5083
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

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 does not have any previous roles

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

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: 16 September 2021

Skills and Labour Shortages (Brexit)

3. Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of any sectorial skills and labour shortages in Scotland following Brexit. (S6O-00151)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I became involved in politics because I was driven by a passion to see Scotland become a fairer and more equal society. I believed then, and I believe even more now, that an independent Scotland is the best way to achieve that…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "Claire Mack, the chief executive of Scottish Renewables, has said that the current transmission charging system is “entirely contrary to ..…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Health and Social Care

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "The first line in the Scottish Government’s “NHS Recovery Plan 2021-26” is: “Scotland’s National Health Service is our most precious institution.” We can all agree on that…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Electoral Arrangements Regulations

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I, too, refer everyone to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am a councillor on East Lothian Council. I will direct my question to Karen Greaves first…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan 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 for

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 against

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 voted for

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 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-02663

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35396 by Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021, what steps it is taking to ensure that developments that may have the effect of worsening the climate emergency and reported nature emergency are not included in National Planning Framework 4."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01913

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which ordnance disposal method will be used for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project, and whether bubble curtains will be used."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02023

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential implications of the UK Government's Nationality and Borders Bill for victims of modern slavery in Scotland."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02024

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many victims of modern slavery have received support and assistance after a conclusive determination that they were a victim of modern slavery under (i) section 9(3)(c) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 and (ii) regulation 3(4) of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act…

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02025

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the potential implications of the Nationality and Borders Bill for how support for victims of modern slavery is provided for in Scotland."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01914

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to consider the impact of Circularity Scotland’s policies on small businesses."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01915

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the increase in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic on the deliverability of its Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00739

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to allow the public to receive confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination status online."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00578

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its responsibilities regarding children's rights and child protection, what action it can take to protect young people from accessing harmful material online; what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the decision not to implement Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017, which is aimed…

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 23 June 2021

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