Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Education and Skills Committee 27 February 2019 [Draft] : 27 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

You mentioned dependence on “teachers’ subjective judgments”. There is a wide variation among local authorities in respect of the percentage of pupils who are ide...



Education and Skills Committee 27 February 2019 [Draft] : 27 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

Professor Riddell has highlighted in her submission that the number of ASN pupils has risen from about 118,000 to about 199,000. As Alasdair Allan identified, 80 ...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I believe that the national construction college site at Inchinnan is being closed and that 29 training jobs are moving down to York. Can you give us some backgro...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I asked the question, because of what was said in some of the written submissions that the committee received. Glasgow Caledonian University said:



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

That is good to hear. The fact that new governance arrangements are coming in must mean that there were concerns among the membership that the CITB had to address...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

In 2017, the construction index website highlighted that 94 per cent of Scottish respondents were dissatisfied with aspects of the CITB. What needs to change to m...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

Before I move on to my questions, I want to ask about training levies. Construction companies pay two levies for training—the CITB levy and the UK Government appr...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

Given that the Scottish Government has ambitious climate change targets, should we be building into procurement frameworks a weighting to be given to the carbon cost of producing and transpo...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

In relation to innovation and improved productivity, many of the materials that are used on Scottish construction sites are imported. Is there a need to build int...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 February 2019 [Draft] : 26 February 2019


Gordon MacDonald

When the Scottish Futures Trust comes in front of the committee, should we ask it why it does not use that example, bearing in mind that it is the delivery model ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16445.1: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Edward Mountain)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16407.4: Student Support (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16407.1: Student Support (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-16407: Student Support (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16408.3: Free Bus Travel for Under-25s (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 29 Abstain: 29
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 35: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
Not VotedCarried
S5M-16394: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-16504: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16439: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16400: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16388: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16260: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16221: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16222: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16204: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16059: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16022: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-21857: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21654: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02818: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20651: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20576: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20373: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19892: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02536: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02445: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18934: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2018 Show Full Question >>

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