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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) I have one point. I was going to ask about vulnerable groups, but most of the issues have been covered. The Scottish Housing Regulator’s report “Housing Options in Scotland—A thematic inquiry: May 2014” states:

“Local authorities have introduced effective referral schemes to help vulnerab...

Education and Culture Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) Good morning. I want to talk about independent advocacy. In your opening statement you mentioned the importance of child-centred thinking and listening to what children say. The Scottish Government made in its written evidence a commitment to increase the quality, consistency and availability of adv...

Education and Culture Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gordon MacDonald At last week’s committee meeting, young people made a number of comments about getting their voices heard. They said that decisions are made about their lives in which they are not included, and they said that they are not at the heart of the decision-making process. How confident are you that the r...

Education and Culture Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gordon MacDonald In its evidence last week, Who Cares? Scotland said that it has

“access to only about 15 per cent of the looked-after and care-experienced young people in this country.”—[Official Report, Education and Culture Committee, 5 August 2014; c 4264.]

What proportion of looked-after c...

Education and Culture Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Is that information available?



Education and Culture Committee 12 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Right. Given that we intend to expand the national mentoring scheme, and to provide a trusted adult and a form of advocacy, are there any estimates of the number of training places needed to provide the number of trusted adults who would be required, and of the resources that would be needed in orde...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

5. To ask the Scottish Government whether pensioners in an independent Scotland would be guaranteed their state pension and whether they would be paid at the same rate as in the rest of the United Kingdom. (S4O-03435)



Meeting of the Parliament 06 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Gordon MacDonald The UK state pension is the lowest in the European Union, at only 33 per cent of the average wage, or £113 per week, in comparison with the average European state pension of 41 per cent of average earnings. What steps would an independent Scotland take to tackle pensioner poverty?



Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) Will the cabinet secretary outline what recommendations the commission has made to encourage an increase in the number of employers who recruit young people directly from education, which is currently at 29 per cent?



Education and Culture Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) I believe that the Mackintosh building fire fund that you launched had an initial target of £1 million. What is the situation with regard to pledges to the fund? A BBC report has stated that the restoration fund has already received pledges of millions of pounds. How accurate is that? Where do you t...
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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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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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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Motion S4M-10755: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10578: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10546: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10420: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09920: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08711: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08447: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08041: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07976: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07722: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03506: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03435: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03332: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03323: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03142: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03064: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02884: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02704: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02613: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02550: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2013 Show Full Question >>