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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Angus MacDonald

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk East (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Angus MacDonald

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @angus4falkirkE

Facebook: Angus's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5489
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

2 York Arcade
Grangemouth
FK3 8BA

Phone: 01324 482100
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Angus is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gàidhlig

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Angus does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Angus does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Angus has had 9 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 26 August 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Scottish Government

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

16 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

18 June 2014 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Scottish Government

07 March 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

01 October 2012 - 18 June 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Scottish Government

01 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

Register of interests

Angus'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 Angus MacDonald. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of a research intern through Inclusion Scotland’s “We Can Work” initiative. The intern will undertake research into climate change during the course of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament and other environmental research related to my work as a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee. Inclusion Scotland (of 2nd Floor, Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ) will cover the employment cost of the intern at £9 per hour and all other associated administrative duties for 420 contracted hours This amounts to £3780. This gift was accepted on the start date of my intern which was 8th January 2019, on which date I also established that the gift was from a permissible source. [Registered 4 February 2019]

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018, at the invitation of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and campaign group Have You Got the Bottle?, I joined a cross party delegation of MSPs on a fact finding visit to Oslo to investigate and improve our knowledge of the Norwegian deposit return scheme The visit included a meeting with the CEO and executives of Infinitum, the Norwegian operator of the system, as well as attending retail operations of various sizes in and around Oslo. The visit was fully funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). I estimate the value of the trip including transport, accommodation and meals to be in the region of £710. [Registered 19 August 2018]

From 14 to 16 August 2018, at the invitation of the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland and campaign group Have You Got the Bottle?, I joined a cross party delegation of MSPs on a fact finding visit to Oslo to investigate and improve our knowledge of the Norwegian deposit return scheme The visit included a meeting with the CEO and executives of Infinitum, the Norwegian operator of the system, as well as attending retail operations of various sizes in and around Oslo. The visit was fully funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). I estimate the value of the trip including transport, accommodation and meals to be in the region of £710. [Registered 19 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a former church in the Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar area, with a market value of up to £50,000. I derive no income from the property and intend to use it as a residential home in the future. [Amended interest 22 August 2016]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Recent Activity

What was said

What Angus MacDonald 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.

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I am conscious of the time, convener, but I will turn specifically to waste and the circular economy. The draft CCPU states that the concept of a circular economy is relevant to all sectors and to public procurement…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Rail Services

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "The Levenmouth rail link got a brief mention earlier; I am sure that we were all delighted to hear the Scottish Government announce in August 2019 that the 5 miles of abandoned railway between Thornton North junction on the Fife circle line and Leven would be rebuilt and reopened. Can we get an update on development of the Levenmouth rail link,…

Chamber meeting date: 17 December 2020

Climate Change Plan Update

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I am sure that the First Minister will agree that the climate change plan update that was published yesterday and discussed earlier is an extremely ambitious action plan…

Chamber meeting date: 9 December 2020

Bus Services

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "There will not be many—if any—members of the Parliament who do not share some of the concerns detailed in the motion lodged by Graham Simpson that we are debating this evening…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 9 December 2020

Island Communities Impact Assessments (Publication and Review of Decisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Given today’s agenda, particularly items 1 and 2 and part of item 4, I am obliged to declare that I own a private residence and two non-domestic properties in the Western Isles. I derive no income from those properties."

Votes

How Angus MacDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Angus MacDonald has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Angus MacDonald 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-34053

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its approach to implementing the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020, which will entitle all children whose school start is deferred to access funded early learning and childcare in their deferred year, from August 2023."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34054

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its update to the 2018 Climate Change Plan."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33489

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide certification for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04797

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Forth Valley regarding capacity planning at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital Intensive Care Unit, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32615

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Environment Agency regarding a permit to ship 27,500 tonnes of municipal sewage sludge from the Netherlands, where sludge spreading is banned, to the UK, and whether it is aware of any plans to process this in Scotland."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 16 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32616

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for an awareness campaign on the implementation of changes to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 to ensure that homeowners, landlords, and those responsible for complying with the new regulations are aware of their responsibilities before 1 February 2021."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32737

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the publication of the final Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 28 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32728

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the publication of the final Offshore Wind Policy Statement."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 28 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31645

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many grants have been approved through the Coronavirus Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses administered by VisitScotland, and how many appeals in relation to the scheme have been upheld."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 18 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04585

Asked by: MacDonald, Angus, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the statistical publication, Domestic Abuse and Stalking Charges in Scotland 2019-2020."

Awaiting answer

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