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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

Mark is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Co-Convener

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 16 previous roles

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

19 May 2016 - 04 November 2017

Minister for Childcare and Early Years

Scottish Government

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Deputy First Minister

Scottish Government

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy

Scottish Government

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Member

07 November 2013 - 27 November 2014

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

27 June 2013 - 07 November 2013

Health and Sport 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

01 October 2012 - 14 May 2013

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

24 June 2011 - 30 September 2012

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

08 September 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Member

15 December 2011 - 18 September 2012

Finance 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: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

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

Chamber meeting date: 9 December 2020

Budget Update

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "The cabinet secretary is aware that businesses in Aberdeen pay higher business rates than businesses of equivalent size in many other local authorities, due to historical economic conditions that perhaps do not currently exist…

Chamber meeting date: 12 November 2020

Cervical Cancer Screening

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "This week, 15,000 women across Scotland, including many of my constituents, discovered that letters inviting them for non-routine cervical screening and colposcopy treatment were not sent at the end of August, as they should have been…

Chamber meeting date: 25 August 2020

Masks (World Health Organization Guidance)

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "I welcome this morning’s clarification from the cabinet secretary that children and young people with autism—I highlight my interest as a parent of an autistic child—will be exempt from wearing face coverings…

Chamber meeting date: 12 August 2020

Aberdeen Lockdown (Guidance)

Mark McDonald (Aberdeen Donside) (Ind): "The First Minister’s announcement regarding the extension of the restrictions in Aberdeen is understandable but, nonetheless, it will come as a disappointment to many across my constituency…

Votes

How Mark McDonald has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark McDonald 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 abstained

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 abstained

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 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-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."

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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."

Awaiting answer

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-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-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

Question ref. S5W-25698

Asked by: McDonald, Mark, Aberdeen Donside, Independent, Date Lodged: 7 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the £50 million for improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers, announced by the First Minister in March 2019, will be allocated to NHS boards."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 25 October 2019

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