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Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Those are the figures that I had identified, which I think the cabinet secretary will agree represent nearly 90 per cent of the Scottish farm produce that is sold outwith Scotland.

My constituent, John Forbes, farms near Stonehaven, and provides about half of all the broad beans that are ...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2014 : Thursday, June 12, 2014
Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland) (Lab)

8. To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of Scottish farm produce is sold elsewhere in the UK. (S4O-03353)



Meeting of the Parliament 05 June 2014 : Thursday, June 05, 2014
Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland) (Lab) I, too, congratulate Aberdeen City Council and its partners in Japan on their ever-closer engagement, and I congratulate Alex Johnstone on bringing the issue for debate today. As he said, Thomas Blake Glover symbolises the enterprising spirit of north-east Scotland, in Glover’s time and in ours. The...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Do the comments from Dara Murphy TD, the vice-chair of the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, give the cabinet secretary any pause for thought? He said that the nature of alliances among small countries in Europe puts Ireland at a disadvantage because it is not in th...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald My point was not that there is a difficulty with negotiating only bilaterally but that we cannot negotiate with another party while at the same time representing that party in negotiations with someone else. That is simply not possible, although we understand that it is the Scottish Government’s pro...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Does the member agree with Bertie Armstrong of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, who said that the downside of that argument is that a Scottish Government would have much less clout in negotiating on behalf of Scottish fishermen than the UK Government currently has?



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Does the member accept that the EU is a treaty-based association of member states and that citizens who choose to leave a member state by implication leave that association, until such time as an alternative arrangement can be negotiated?



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Any trade unionist, lawyer or business leader will tell Fiona Hyslop that you cannot negotiate simultaneously on the same set of issues with two separate parties, and at the same time represent the interests of one of those parties in negotiation with the other. You simply cannot do that.


Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald Did I say that my colleague was wrong? Of course I did not. If Humza Yousaf had listened to me, he would have heard me clearly say that all those things can be negotiated as part of a political process, but it is a process in which every concession on the one hand will require a concession on the ot...

Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland) (Lab) This is one committee inquiry that is more useful for the evidence that was given to it than for the conclusions that were drawn by its SNP majority. As with most aspects of the referendum, there are few uncontested facts. Just as the process of secession from the United Kingdom raises a series of q...
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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-10396: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10346: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10218: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10027: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09373: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09155: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08878: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08509: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08196: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07889: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-21833: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21785: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21786: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21787: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03353: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21612: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21556: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21554: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21555: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03306: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Question >>

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