Gordon MacDonald MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I remind members that I have three army barracks located at Dreghorn and Redford, and an army-exercise area, in my constituency.



Finance and Constitution Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I have lodged amendment 66 to ensure that electoral registration officers are clear about their role in promoting participation in the run-up to a referendum. We took evidence at stage 1 cal...



Finance and Constitution Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I am not convinced that amendment 102 is required. The bill already allows for the normal level of support for participating organisations—they get campaign broad...



Finance and Constitution Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

This morning, we have discussed how referendums are always about important issues that tend to engage voters. If we look at the history of referenda throughout the UK—from the Northern Irela...



Finance and Constitution Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

A key policy in the Labour Party manifesto for the forthcoming election is the holding of a referendum on the Brexit deal within six months. Given the timescales that are involved in that re...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

We have talked a lot this morning about the impact that the proposed legislation could have on businesses. However, it would also apply to sole traders and indivi...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I am trying to understand the alternatives to what is proposed in the bill. What role do finance leases play? Someone can buy a machine tool—as Bruce Wood describ...



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I would like help with understanding what difference the bill would make. If I understand the present situation correctly, businesses can raise finance in the for...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald (Edinburgh Pentlands) (SNP)

I remind members that I am the co-convener of the cross-party group on Scotch whisky.



Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


Gordon MacDonald

I understand that the power to make a reference to the CMA is jointly exercised with the UK Government. There will be competing demands on the CMA to consider var...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-20092: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19941: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19824: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19821: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19582: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19570: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19571: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19458: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19397: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19187: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03909: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03809: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26039: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25760: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25543: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25323: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24997: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03484: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03399: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03356: Gordon MacDonald, Edinburgh Pentlands, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2019 Show Full Question >>

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