Mr Calum MacDonald

Former Labour MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Scotland: Unemployment 15 Mar 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the unemployment rate in the highlands and islands since 1997.
  • Subsidised Ferries (EU Regulations) 2 Mar 2005

    I should like to congratulate the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Mr. Reid) on securing the debate on this important issue, and should like to make two quick points, as I agree pretty much with everything that he said. If it were possible to amend the European regulations, that would be a terrific breakthrough. Can the Minister enlighten us as to whether that is possible? My first point is...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 7 Feb 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague to complete its work.

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Former Labour MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Local Government and Transport), Scottish Office (11 Nov 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
4-6 June 2004, weekend stay at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in my constituency, accompanied by my partner, as guests of the owner, Mr Ian Scarr-Hall. (Registered 27 January 2005)
8. Land and Property
Residential rented property in London, from which rental income is received.

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