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Meeting of the Parliament 23 September 2014 : Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I welcome to the gallery the members of Dads Rock and the group of dads who have come along for the debate. I declare an interest, as I am an unpaid trustee of th...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce red tape for agricultural industries. (S4O-03506)



Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gordon MacDonald I am pleased that the cabinet secretary is considering setting up an advisory board to cut farming red tape, which will free up more time for farmers to farm by reducing on-farm inspections and bureaucracy. I am sure that that is welcome news. When will the advisory board be up and running?

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP) I thank John Lee of the Scottish Grocers Federation for his assistance and welcome the convenience store owners who are in the public gallery tonight.

The independent convenience store sector has been a cornerstone of all our local communities for generations. Whether to supply a pint of ...

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...

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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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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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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 >>
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 >>