Angus MacDonald MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

The minister will be aware of my significant constituency interests. How will his statement affect the live planning application for unconventional gas extraction in Airth?

I warmly welcome the moratorium, including the commitment to conduct a full public health impact assessment and a full public consultation on UG extraction. Will the minister give an assurance that evidence will be gathered from experiences in other parts of the globe and not just those in the United Kingdom?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

I, too, welcome the final report, which is indeed bold and radical. What progress has been made towards increasing the proportion of land available for tenant farming since the Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2012 came into force?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
9. Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Creative Scotland regarding long-term funding for the Gaelic arts agency, Pròiseact nan Ealan. (S4O-03929)



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Angus MacDonald

I recognise the cabinet secretary’s and the Scottish Government’s strong support for Gaelic to date. However, the decision by Creative Scotland not to award annual client funding is clearly disappointing, especially given that Bòrd na Gàidhlig submitted a letter in support of PNE’s application. PNE has now placed its staff under a protective notice of redundancy.

Given the cabinet secretary’s widely recognised support for the Gaelic language, she will appreciate the impact of the decision, so I ask her to ensure that Creative Scotland revisits the decision.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
7. Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government regarding the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment’s investigation into the use of organophosphate products by farmers and crofters in the 1980s and 90s. (S4O-03907)



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2015 : Thursday, January 15, 2015
Angus MacDonald

I note the minister’s reply. However, she will be aware of the continuing concerns among some farmers, crofters and agricultural workers who were exposed to organophosphates through compulsory sheep dipping and application of pesticides in the 1980s and 1990s. She will also be aware of the calls at Westminster for an independent inquiry into the issue, including full disclosure of any UK Government documents that could shed light on how hundreds of farmers and crofters have suffered ill health over the years. Will she join me in backing those calls, as there are still too many unanswered questions regarding the possible links between exposure to OPs and ill health among the farming community?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

Good morning, cabinet secretary. It is important that performance in marine planning is measured regularly and effectively. How will performance and success in marine planning be determined and reported? We have taken evidence from representatives of the Scottish Association for Marine Science, but it is not entirely clear how those things will be done.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Angus MacDonald

Taking all that on board, what flexibility will there be to adapt the plan at later stages?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Angus MacDonald

I will briefly deal with the national marine plan interactive tool.

As we know, the NMPi is designed to assist with the development of national and regional marine planning. However, in its submission Associated British Ports raised concern that commercial anchorages do not appear to be mapped in the NMPi. Also, there seems to be no acknowledgement of navigational approaches to ports, which is also of concern to ABP, as is the lack of any mapping of sludge or spoil areas as a result of dredging. ABP is obviously keen to ensure that navigational approaches are included in the NMPi and are protected. Can you give the committee an assurance that not only anchorages but the other bits and pieces will be included in the NMPi?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Angus MacDonald

Obviously, the process is on-going, but do you have a timescale for when all the stuff on your list will be loaded on to the NMPi?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12182.1 Alex Fergusson: The Chilcot Inquiry—As an amendment to motion S4M-12182 in the name of N
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S4M-12182 Nicola Sturgeon: The Chilcot Inquiry—That the Parliament calls for Sir John Chilcot’s offi
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-12176 John Swinney: Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the gene
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-12160.2 Michael Matheson: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Kez
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YesCarried

S4M-12160.3 Margaret Mitchell: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Ke
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NoDefeated

S4M-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish G
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YesCarried

S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Indivi
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NoDefeated

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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YesCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-11658: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-24168: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23988: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03929: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03907: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23798: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4W-23616: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03847: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
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