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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...

Education and Culture Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Have other institutions made similar fundraising efforts to support you? There was a press report that Edinburgh College of Art was considering doing something along those lines.



Education and Culture Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Yes.



Education and Culture Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald I was asking not about raising that level of funding but about support for your own fundraising.



Education and Culture Committee 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald And, because of that reaction, you are confident that you will achieve the £10 million minimum.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) I, too, thank Cameron Buchanan for securing the debate. There are lessons arising from the development of the local development plans and SESplan, but we need to remember that they arise because Edinburgh is one of the economic powerhouses of not only Scotland but the United Kingdom. People are attr...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 11 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) Your report highlights that there has been a general decrease in the use of temporary accommodation from the peak in 2010-11 of 11,264 households. I understand that the figures for the final quarter of 2013 suggest that the number has fallen to 9,963.

People are provided with temporary ac...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 11 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Does that mean that there is no evidence to suggest that assessments are being done more quickly or that settled accommodation is being found more quickly? Does it mean that there are fewer intentionally homeless people? Are you saying that councils may not be providing enough temporary accommodatio...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 11 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Gordon MacDonald But ultimately, regardless of which route people go down, they are being found accommodation.

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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10578: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
Motion S4M-07701: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
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