Angus MacDonald MSP

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Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP) I am delighted to have secured this debate, which acknowledges the importance of pollinator species to the agricultural and horticultural industries of Scotland. I thank all the members who signed my motion and who support the cause, and those who have stayed to contribute to the debate. I realise t...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Angus MacDonald Yes. I am not asking members to do that personally.

Although previous actions that have been taken are commendable, we must do more to address this serious issue. The Government actions that have been prescribed must be taken in conjunction with a responsibility for local government, for ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP) I am the MSP for Falkirk East.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Angus MacDonald We could devote half of the meeting to sand eels, by the sound of it. It is a fascinating issue. I have been interested in the issue since the 1990s when the Danes were coming over to the Wee Bankie and hoovering up the sand eels for the BioMar factory in my constituency. My observation is that we s...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Angus MacDonald I will take a slightly different tack but continue with management issues. As we know, licensed activities of existing operations in or near MPAs will be able to continue as at present, but any new or extended operation that requires consent will have to be assessed against the conservation objectiv...

Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

3. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the newly appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (S4O-03443)



Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Angus MacDonald I think that it is fair to say that the previous secretary of state, Owen Paterson, has not exactly left a legacy to be proud of: failure to repatriate the red meat levy that is owed to Scotland, failure to repatriate the convergence uplift funding from the European Union to Scotland’s farmers and c...

Meeting of the Commission 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP) Page 17 of the annual report states that Audit Scotland

“received 267 items of correspondence raising concerns”,

which is a significant increase on the figure for 2012-13, which was 177. Are there any clear and/or recurring reasons for or trends in the increase in the number of...

Meeting of the Commission 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Angus MacDonald Okay. Can the increase be attributed to organised campaigns, for example?



Meeting of the Commission 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Angus MacDonald Has Audit Scotland experienced any budgetary pressures as a result of that increase in correspondence?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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NoDefeated

S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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YesCarried

S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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NoDefeated

S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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NoDefeated

S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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YesCarried

S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (T
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NoDefeated

S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (
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YesCarried

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear
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YesCarried

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-10821: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10817: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10807: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10765: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10764: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10763: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10727: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10726: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10698: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10640.1: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03507: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22246: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22248: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22234: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22235: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22218: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03443: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22046: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21993: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21834: Angus MacDonald, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>