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Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2015 : Thursday, April 02, 2015


Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP)

Today is world autism awareness day. Does the First Minister agree with the call that was made during yesterday’s members’ business debate to make Scotland an aut...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

I appreciate that. Others have made calls about what they believe needs to happen. Are you suggesting that in some of those calls cognisance has not been taken of...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

The position that the Scottish Government is taking, certainly at present, is that it does not expect the Scottish Fiscal Commission to produce its own forecasts,...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

Okay. Obviously, we do not yet know what the final outcome of the devolution process will be. We have a rough idea, based on the command paper, but what happens i...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

I would not dream of doing so. Legislation...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

The deputy convener has provided an image of the forecasting being scored by the Scottish Fiscal Commission as if it were an episode of “Strictly Come Dancing”. I...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

You say that a Government could choose to alter the target. I presume that that would be different from the fiscal mandate that was agreed to in the autumn statem...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

It would necessitate spending reductions of some form. You mentioned welfare and some of us would argue that talking about welfare measures is a way of saying tha...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

So it is a three-year period. To achieve that fiscal mandate—if one had signed up to it—according to what you are saying in paragraph 1.14, it will require there ...



Finance Committee 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Mark McDonald

Is that the fiscal mandate that was essentially approved and voted on as part of the autumn statement?

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S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.1 Jackie Baillie: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-12857 Gavin Brown: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish G
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YesCarried

S4M-12776.4 John Swinney: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the n
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S4M-12776.3 Gavin Brown: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the na
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S4M-12776.1 Willie Rennie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776.2 Patrick Harvie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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S4M-12763.1 Claire Baker: Post-study Work Visas—As an amendment to motion S4M-12763 in the name of H
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-12915: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12889: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12854: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12762: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12734: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12513: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12446: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12401: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12121: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12064: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04242: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25156: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25157: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25155: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25094: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04166: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24707: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24703: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04038: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04022: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/02/2015 Show Full Question >>

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