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Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

Does the minister agree that the construction of the new national blood centre at Heriot-Watt research park, in my constituency, using £43 million of Scottish Gov...

Education and Culture Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

How do we get more businesses involved in mentoring, acting as role models or providing work experience, in order to highlight the importance of social skills, at...

Education and Culture Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

You are referring to large companies that bring youngsters on board and have employees who mentor them. However, the vast majority of Scottish enterprises are ver...

Education and Culture Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

What I have got from the panel is that there has to be a move away from a complete focus on academic qualifications. What should the role of the private sector be in respect of vocational ed...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

You mentioned the importance of understanding local markets and having local knowledge. What engagement have you had with the globalscot network? How successful h...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

What works well in the support that you get from SDI and UKTI? What needs improvement?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

Last year, the Scotch whisky industry saw its value and volume of exports fall. How is the rest of the food and drink sector doing? Is it achieving its targets? D...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

By how much?



Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

My last question is on the new programme that you have just launched. You have explained some of the differences, but what will be the measure of success for that...

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 18 March 2015 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gordon MacDonald

As we agreed at the start of the meeting, I wanted to ask some questions on the smart exporter programme, but I have cut them down to just a couple of questions.

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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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S4M-12763.1 Claire Baker: Post-study Work Visas—As an amendment to motion S4M-12763 in the name of H
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S4M-12763 Humza Yousaf: Post-study Work Visas—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Po
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S4M-12678.2 Roseanna Cunningham: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in th
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S4M-12678.3 Neil Findlay: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the name
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S4M-12678.1 Annabel Goldie: An End to In-work Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-12678 in the nam
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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 >>
Motion S4M-11270: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10546: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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-10420: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
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 >>