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Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP) At our previous meeting, concerns were raised about the provision enabling non-uniformed officials to undertake enforcement action. One witness representing a disability organisation said that that might present difficulties for vulnerable individuals, who might not consider somebody who is not in a...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald I am grateful to the member for outlining that reasoning.

Another issue that came up was confiscation. The point has been made that a blue badge can often be abused without the knowledge of the person who holds the badge, and that confiscation can result in difficulties for the holder of ...

Local Government and Regeneration Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald It does indeed.

A point was raised previously about the number of prosecutions that will arise. I think that we had figures from Police Scotland at the previous meeting that showed that the number of cases passed for prosecution was quite low. Do you agree that we ought not to measure the...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP)

9. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met members of the Aberdeen City Council administration and what issues were discussed. (S4O-03094)



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald Is the minister aware of the report in The Press and Journal this morning that the PricewaterhouseCoopers “Northern Lights” report says that

“the city does not always inspire business confidence”

and cites the city council administration’s behaviour as a factor in that? The cou...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP) It is appropriate that we are having this debate on world autism awareness day. I begin by thanking those members who came along to the photocall to mark autism awareness day. I have to say, Presiding Officer, that the sight of you and other members of the Scottish Parliament on spacehoppers is one ...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Mark McDonald Following its relaxed performance of the panto “Cinderella”, Aberdeen Performing Arts has announced a relaxed performance of “Horrible Histories” next month. Does that not demonstrate that there is nothing to fear from holding such performances, which, because of their success, can be repeated in fu...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP) I welcome the additional £1 million for welfare reform mitigation. Will the cabinet secretary advise where he expects that money to be allocated?

Does he agree that it would be far better if we had in the Parliament the powers to shape and reform our welfare state, rather than having to m...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (SNP) It would be fair to describe my constituency of Aberdeen Donside as having poverty amidst plenty. We have some very rich communities in my constituency and, in the Bridge of Don council ward, less than 5 per cent of children live in poverty; yet, in Northfield, the figure is 32 per cent. Both those ...

Meeting of the Parliament 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mark McDonald No, I have only five minutes to deliver my speech.

The idea that a monopoly of caring on child poverty exists is deeply unfortunate. I do not doubt that members across the chamber care deeply about the issues that are faced by people who find themselves in the most difficult circumstances...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-09708: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09643: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09486: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08737: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09268: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09192: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09045: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08966: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08885: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08884: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03094: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19641: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19640: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19639: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02858: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18885: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18883: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18882: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18531: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18532: Mark McDonald, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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