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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark McDonald

Independent

MSP for Aberdeen Donside (Constituency) 2017 - present day

Scottish National Party

Former MSP for Aberdeen Donside (Constituency) 2013 - 2017

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2013

About Mark McDonald

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Mark's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6522
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Unit 12A Mastrick Shopping Centre
Greenfern Place
Aberdeen
AB16 6JR

Phone: 01224 789 457
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Mark is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mark has had 11 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Member

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheDeputy First Minister

Scottish Government

07 November 2013 - 27 November 2014

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 14 May 2013

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 14 May 2013

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 September 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 December 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 07 September 2011

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mark's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Mark McDonald. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark McDonald has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Autism and Learning Disabilities

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I thank Alexander Burnett for securing the debate. Although this is not quite my final speech as a member of the Scottish Parliament, it is my final speech on this subject…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for meeting me last week to discuss some of the budget issues…

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

Child Disability Payment (Design and Delivery Plans)

1. Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I note my interest in that I am the parent of a child in receipt of disability living allowance…

Chamber meeting date: 28 January 2021

Budget 2021-22

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "The reduction in poundage that the cabinet secretary has announced is welcome, but she will be aware that there are calls in the north-east for her to do more to offset the impact on businesses in Aberdeen of the 2017 revaluation…

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I entirely support the measures that the First Minister has outlined…

Votes

How Mark McDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark McDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Mark McDonald has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-34715

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the number of qualified teachers of students with visual impairments."

Answered by: John Swinney on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34716

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many qualified teachers of students with visual impairments have been employed in each local authority area in each year since 2011, and what the year-on-year percentage change has been."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34717

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers have become qualified teachers of students with visual impairments. in each year since 2011, and what the year-on-year percentage change has been."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 January 2021

Question ref. S5O-04985

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in involving individuals with experience of Disability Living Allowance in the design and delivery plans for the Child Disability Payment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27395

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of students enrolled in Medicine courses at universities were required to repeat their first year of study in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 11 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27396

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Gateway to Medicine (G2M) places have been awarded in universities in each of the last five years, and how many places will be awarded in the next academic year."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27397

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 11 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of students enrolled in Medicine courses at universities dropped out in each of the last five years, also broken down by the year of study they dropped out."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 10 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-26630

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 5 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Research Forum for Palliative and End of Life Care (a) last met and (b) will next meet."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26478

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 21 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how many additional support needs tribunals have been held in each local authority area under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 in each of the last five years, broken down by what percentage of appeals were upheld."

Answered by: John Swinney on 28 November 2019

Question ref. S5O-03879

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 27 November 2019

Awaiting answer

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