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Mr Alexander Macdonald

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


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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?

Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 48 (14 Nov 2022)

Lord Cormack: My Lords, I shall speak briefly in following the noble Lord, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven. I very much agree with what he and others have said. We have heard a great deal of common sense. I am sorry I was not able to take part in the earlier Committee debates in the Moses Room, but I was taking part in the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, which was going on at the same time in the Chamber. I...

Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnics (Misuse) (8 Nov 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: ...relating to such behaviour was down from 581 last year to 483 this year—a 17 per cent reduction. With that in mind, I ask the minister what work was carried out by the Scottish Government and partners in preparation for the bonfire night period.

Scottish Independence and the Scottish Economy (2 Nov 2022)

Ian Murray: ...be repairing our relationship internationally, including with our EU partners. Those are the big differences. We will have a constitutional settlement fit for the 2020s, instead of ripping Scotland out of the United Kingdom with all the problems that that may cause. If my attack on the Conservative party has upset SNP Members, wait until they hear the next few pages of my speech. While I...

Scottish Parliament: Royal National Mòd 2022 (Perth) (27 Oct 2022)

Emma Roddick: ...air a h-uile farpaiseach, gu h-àraidh an fheadhainn bhon Ghàidhealtachd agus na h-eileanan. Bha e gu sònraichte math a bhith a’ faicinn Ruairidh Gray, à Uibhist a Deas, agus Annie Catriona Macdonald, às an Eilean Sgitheanach, na buinn òir cliùiteach a bhuannachadh. Chaidh Ruairidh air adhart gus buinn òir an t-seann nòis a buannachadh an ath latha, le Alice MacMillan à...

Scottish Parliament: Skills Shortages (27 Oct 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: I share the concerns of the Construction Industry Training Board about filling the skills gap across the sector—in skills from bricklaying to building safety, and from digital skills to those relating to energy efficiency—in order to enable us to address the commitment to net zero. The CITB has suggested that we need an additional 26,000 construction workers by 2025. Given the skills gap,...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry Chair (27 Oct 2022)

Sandesh Gulhane: In the public gallery is Caroline Macdonald, who is a sufferer of long Covid and who is here at personal cost to her health and her wellbeing tomorrow. Long Covid has devastated her life and the lives of more than 200,000 other Scots. All long Covid sufferers—and everyone else in Scotland—will be dismayed by the resignation of Lady Poole, and there are still many unanswered questions...

Scottish Parliament: Arts Funding (25 Oct 2022)

Gordon MacDonald: It is of great concern that Scotland’s highly regarded cultural venues are struggling to stay afloat during the Tory cost of living crisis, which is doing irreparable damage to our economy and our reputation as a global centre for the arts. We have heard about the temporary closure of the Modern Two art gallery, but it is also true that the wider gallery and museum sector faces significant...

Motor Neurone Disease (20 Oct 2022)

David Mundell: The issues and concerns about MND were brought back to me in the past few weeks when Jim Hughes, a very prominent local businessman in the community where I live, in Moffat, in my constituency, was taken by the disease. Jim was a larger-than-life character and this just reaffirms that the disease can take anyone. The disease first came to my attention during the referendum campaign. In the...

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 23 (18 Oct 2022)

Division number 2 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Baroness Adams of Craigielea Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Andrews Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Beith Lord Berkeley Lord Best Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blower Lord Blunkett Baroness...

Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 14 (18 Oct 2022)

Division number 1 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Aberdare Baroness Adams of Craigielea Lord Addington Lord Adonis Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Beith Lord Berkeley of Knighton Lord Berkeley Lord Best Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blower...

Scottish Parliament: Covid Recovery Strategy (Cost of Living) (28 Sep 2022)

John Swinney: I have every sympathy with the point that Beatrice Wishart has raised. Indeed, the other week I had the pleasure of meeting Councillor Emma Macdonald, the leader of Shetland Islands Council, after she had published an analysis of the expected increases in costs for people in Shetland and the Orkney islands, which will be at an even greater level because of temperature and limited daylight...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Population (27 Sep 2022)

Mairi Gougeon: ..., as I have said, is exactly what the task force that has been established is looking to address. I will come on to some of those other points in the course of my speech. We have clear evidence and expert analysis that shows that Scotland faces a distinct demographic challenge. Because of the historical legacy of out-migration, that challenge particularly impacts on our rural communities,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: Trade Policy Update (6 Sep 2022)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan: ...of areas. This statement provides Parliament with an update on progress with Ukraine reconstruction, the UK’s trade negotiations with India, negotiations towards accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Developing Countries Trading Scheme. Ukraine reconstruction At the end of July, following a competitive procurement process,...


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