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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 August 2020 [Draft] : 25 August 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I welcome this morning’s clarification from the cabinet secretary that children and young people with autism—I highlight my interest as a parent of an autistic child—will be exempt from wear...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 12 August 2020 : 12 August 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

In common with other members’ children, my son started S1 today and my daughter will start P6 later this week. I thank the cabinet secretary for helping me to rule out teaching as a future c...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 12 August 2020 : 12 August 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

The First Minister’s announcement regarding the extension of the restrictions in Aberdeen is understandable but, nonetheless, it will come as a disappointment to many across my constituency....



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 August 2020 : 11 August 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I suspect that my question is for the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. I...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 August 2020 : 11 August 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

The cabinet secretary mentioned the long-term review that will consider the assessment of pupils more generally and examine whether the balance is correct. Given that the current situation a...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 August 2020 : 11 August 2020


Mark McDonald

I fully appreciate that it is better that we get a detailed response that gives reassurance to parents rather than an answer in the chamber that might not reflect the full detail that is req...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 August 2020 : 11 August 2020


Mark McDonald

I am sure that the cabinet secretary will appreciate that these are very worrying times for my constituents and for other residents in the city of Aberdeen, many of whom hope that good news ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 August 2020 : 11 August 2020


1. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

To ask the Scottish Government what conditions it expects to be met to enable the easing of local restrictions in Aberdeen. (S5T-02300)



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 23 July 2020 : 23 July 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I have been contacted by constituents who operate businesses that provide music and movement classes for nought to five-year-olds. Those classes are not covered b...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 : 09 July 2020


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind)

I fully support the cabinet secretary’s calls for greater flexibility and powers to enable Scotland-specific solutions. However,...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-22838: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 25/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22790: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 22/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22715: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 15/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22672: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 09/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22642: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 07/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22607: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 02/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22562: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22318: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 27/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22310: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 23/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22288: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 17/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5T-02300: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 10/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27395: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27396: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27397: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26630: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 05/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26478: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 20/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25698: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 07/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25489: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25488: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25487: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Question >>

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