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Mr Alexander Macdonald

Former MP for Stafford (31 Jan 1874 – 31 Oct 1881)


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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Midlands and North of England (26 Jan 2023)

Huw Merriman: ...IRP) will be conducted later. Once developed, an updated East Coast Main Line (ECML) timetable specification would be expected to be subject to public consultation. As set out in the published Mott Macdonald report upon which the IRP ECML journey times are based, the fastest journey times between London and Leeds and London and Edinburgh assume two stops and one stop, respectively, whilst...

Scottish Parliament: Time for Reflection (17 Jan 2023)

The Rev Tom Kisitu (Church of Scotland): I thank you, Presiding Officer; my sponsor, Gordon MacDonald; and the staff and members of the Scottish Parliament for this special opportunity to share in your time for reflection. Last week, a friend and fellow Ugandan warned me, “Tom, take time to choose your words in your reflection—remember that another Ugandan visited Scotland and loved it...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Government (Meetings) (12 Jan 2023)

Gordon MacDonald: Forecasts compiled by Consensus Economics show that the UK faces the worst and longest recession in the G7. The Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that we are facing the biggest fall in living standards since records began, due to inflation, and more than three quarters of members of the British Chambers of Commerce say that the UK Tory Brexit deal is not helping them to increase sales...

National Security Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 63A (11 Jan 2023)

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven: Before the noble Lord sits down, I just wonder whether he considers that there may be a difference between intentional killing, on the one hand, which may or may not be wrong, depending on the circumstances and context, and torture and sexual violation on the other, in respect of which it is very difficult to conceive that they could ever be right. Does he think that there may be a distinction?

National Security Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 8 (19 Dec 2022)

Baroness Ludford: ...to the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, for defending the honour of the JCHR against a charge of naivety from the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, which I reject. I am sure that the JCHR is capable of understanding the noble Lord’s points. As the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, said, there is a mischief here. As the noble Lord, Lord Macdonald, said, economic espionage can be against national security—and...

National Security Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 12 (19 Dec 2022)

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames: My Lords, the amendments in this group would add a mental element of intention to prejudice the safety and security or defence interests of the UK to a number of offences in the Bill—those in Clause 3, assisting a foreign intelligence service; in Clause 4, entering a prohibited place; Clause 5, unauthorised entry to a prohibited place; and Clause 16, preparatory conduct to any of the...

Scotland’s Future (14 Dec 2022)

Alan Brown: It is not for me to decide. We respect devolution and we will decide what we want to debate in our Opposition day debates. We all know that Government Members like to use the throwaway remark about a “once in a generation opportunity”, but that is not a credible way to override the outcomes of elections. Indeed, the former Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South...

Scottish Parliament: Cost of Living (Public Services) (14 Dec 2022)

John Swinney: Mr Briggs raises serious issues, and I will happily meet him to discuss that concept. On that occasion, perhaps we can think further about any particular research that will be necessary in that respect. I suspect that some work must have been undertaken—it is a few years since I have been close to that question. Our dear late colleague Margo MacDonald was never backward in coming forward to...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Third Reading: Motion (13 Dec 2022)

Baroness Barran: ...me begin by thanking noble Lords for their important contributions during all stages of the Bill’s passage through this House. As we have debated, freedom of speech is critical to modern society and is the lifeblood of our higher education sector. This Bill will establish new mechanisms for ensuring that freedom of speech is properly protected. The discussions we have had since the Bill...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 22 (7 Dec 2022)

...number 1 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Baroness Adams of Craigielea Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Allan of Hallam Lord Allen of Kensington Lord Alli Baroness Altmann Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Andrews Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Beith Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 17 (7 Dec 2022)

Lord Moore of Etchingham: ..., Lord Willetts, my noble friend because I am non-affiliated, but outside this House, I call him my friend. He has been my friend for 45 years. I can testify that his well-known nickname is correct and that he does have double the cerebral capacity of the rest of us, so we should all listen very carefully to anything he has to say. However, although he made many good points, I do disagree...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 11 (7 Dec 2022)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, these amendments all refer to student unions. We have been concerned about the rather heavy-handed approach to student unions in the Bill. Amendment 16, to which my noble friend Lord Wallace has added his name, seeks to ensure that student unions are fully aware of the regulations with which they must comply. We are particularly concerned in connection with further education student...

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (7 Dec 2022)

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven: My Lords, the noble Lord may be being rather kind to the Prussian police. I have no doubt that in the early 19th century the Prussian police were extremely interested in what was said in colleges and on street corners.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Legal Aid Independent Review (1 Dec 2022)

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven: To ask His Majesty's Government when they will respond to the remainder of the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid, published on 29 November 2021; and in particular, the recommendation to raise the rates of pay for prison law work.

Scottish Parliament: Covid Recovery Strategy (Impact of Recession) (23 Nov 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: ...is no doubt that the war in Ukraine is having a significant impact on economies across the world. However, yesterday, we saw the renewed warnings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that, next year, as a result of the Tory Government’s disastrous Brexit and shambolic economic policies, the United Kingdom will be the second worst performer of the world’s...

Public Order Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 80 (22 Nov 2022)

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven: ..., extremist United States—sometimes religious—groups to replicate in this country the situation that exists outside abortion clinics in the United States, in which women are routinely abused and threatened for trying to access medical care?

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (22 Nov 2022)

Karen Adam: ...probably mentioned a few times in the chamber that my constituency contains many fishing communities. Integrity is embedded in those communities, which have a real pride in their fishing culture and heritage. The set of principles that the Scottish Government brings to the table in the negotiations is aligned with that long-established good faith and integrity, and Scotland is regarded as...

Public Order Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (16 Nov 2022)

Lord Paddick: My Lords, I thank all noble Lords for their contributions to this debate. The noble and learned Lord, Lord Hope of Craighead, made some very important points. He is a member of the Constitution Committee. He said that convictions for these offences could lead to more serious consequences such as serious disruption prevention orders and that some of the conditions that could be imposed under...

Public Order Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 1 (16 Nov 2022)

Baroness Chakrabarti: ...forgive me if I summarise his excellent contributions: let us not bring the law into disrepute—not in this place. We are not an elected House, but we are a scrutinising Chamber; we have the time and expertise to make sure that we do not bring our statute book into disrepute. That is where we agree, across the Benches and across this Committee. I totally agree with the noble Lord, Lord...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (Licensing Scheme) (16 Nov 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: Given the incidents in my constituency over bonfire weekend, can the minister outline how the licensing scheme, and other measures in the 2022 act, will reduce the inconsiderate use and misuse of fireworks?


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