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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said recently at Stanford University:

“We are certainly living through one of the most exciting periods in human history. We can feel the air hum with virtual activity and reality transform before our very eyes. The ...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) I will ask a number of questions about the Edinburgh tram project. At long last, it looks as if trams will be fully operational by May 2014.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Will the minister provide an update on Transport Scotland’s involvement in delivery of the tram project?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald Councillors have announced recently that they intend to spend £1 million on additional works to take account of the possibility of the tram line being extended down to Leith. The legislation that was passed in 2006 required any work to commence within 15 years. What is your view on the possibility o...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald My final question was about that. The Scottish Government has contributed £500 million to the £776 million that the project is costing. Are you saying that any extension down to Leith would depend on Edinburgh taxpayers picking up the tab?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald I have a question on a slightly different topic. In your opening remarks, you mentioned the success of the community transport vehicle fund and highlighted the fact that it was oversubscribed, with 130 applications seeking a total of £4.1 million. Given the level of unmet demand, what plans, if any,...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) As the Scottish Government in an independent Scotland would have powers over immigration policy, does the minister agree that we could attract leading research talent from throughout the world to study and settle in Scotland, which would greatly enhance the prospects of further inward investment and...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

15. To ask the Scottish Government how many local authorities have a youth employment strategy similar to the Edinburgh guarantee. (S4O-03064)



Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gordon MacDonald The city council and its business partners introduced the Edinburgh guarantee in 2011 to provide positive outcomes for the capital’s young people. It has resulted in 150 organisations matching 650 school leavers and young people with employment, modern apprenticeship, college or training opportuniti...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 19 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) Cabinet secretary, you indicated in your opening remarks that you do not want to impact on other airport operators’ businesses. However, given that one way in which airports can attract additional airlines is by reducing landing fees, what assurances can you offer Edinburgh and Glasgow airports that...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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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 >>
Motion S4M-07413: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07412: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07265: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/07/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07229: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/07/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
Question S4O-02518: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/10/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02028: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01745: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01629: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2012 Show Full Question >>