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Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

I was contacted by two constituents who required assistance on an immigration issue. As there are no members of Parliament at present, I was approached as a local...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


1. Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what relationship it has with UK visas and immigration. (S4O-04234)



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

You guys have to sell your electricity once you get the technology right, and we are in a situation in Scotland in which transmission charges are substantially hi...



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

Would the €2.1 billion that is being underwritten by UK taxpayers for the project have been better invested in making connections in the north of Scotland to the ...



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

I was going to move on to the grid connection charges, but does anyone have a view on the interconnector?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I want to ask about some of the challenges facing the sector. The submission from Scottish Renewables says:



Education and Culture Committee 21 April 2015 : Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

How much engagement do you have with colleges and in particular schools to encourage them to work with your members?



Education and Culture Committee 21 April 2015 : Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

How do we ensure that we have people with the right level of skills and experience for small businesses to take on? Whose responsibility is it to get people work ...



Education and Culture Committee 21 April 2015 : Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

I have one difficulty with the point that you just made about small businesses not having HR departments. How many hairdressing firms have HR departments? There a...



Education and Culture Committee 21 April 2015 : Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Gordon MacDonald

My next question is for the FSB. We gathered evidence that many small and micro businesses find it difficult to employ an apprentice because they lack the capacit...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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S4M-12857.1 Jackie Baillie: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-12857 Gavin Brown: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish G
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S4M-12776.4 John Swinney: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the n
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S4M-12776.3 Gavin Brown: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the na
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S4M-12776.1 Willie Rennie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776.2 Patrick Harvie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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Motion S4M-12982: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12965: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12908: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12874: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12867: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12374: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12329: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11754: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11591: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11471: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-25301: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04234: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04182: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24778: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03949: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03939: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03829: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23520: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23519: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03780: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014 Show Full Question >>