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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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James Dornan

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Cathcart (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About James Dornan

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: James's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5682
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Clincarthill Parish Church
1220 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida,
Glasgow
G42 9EU

Phone: 0141 632 5238
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

James is a member of 10 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ireland

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

James does not have any party roles

Previous roles

James has had 26 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

12 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Convener

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

12 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

06 September 2018 - 12 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

15 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Convener

15 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

20 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2015 - 27 January 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2015 - 26 January 2016

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Convener

22 September 2015 - 17 December 2015

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Amendment Bill Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 05 November 2015

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 June 2013 - 26 June 2014

City of Edinburgh Council Portobello Park Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

10 January 2013 - 27 June 2013

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

29 May 2013 - 19 June 2013

City of Edinburgh Council Portobello Park Bill Committee

Member

23 January 2013 - 23 May 2013

National Trust for Scotland Governance etc Bill Committee

Member

07 March 2012 - 18 September 2012

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 07 March 2012

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

James'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.

Recent Activity

What was said

What James Dornan 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.

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Budget 2023-24

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary and officials. Almost all the budget growth in this portfolio is from the £1…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

Scottish Government Education Priorities 2023

8. James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities for education will be in 2023. (S6O-01763)"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 22 December 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "The SFC has talked about forecasts of increasing numbers of applications for disability benefits. Are there similar trends in Scotland to those in the rest of the UK?"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 22 December 2022

Social Security Scotland

James Dornan: "I have some questions about the processing times for the Scottish child payment. What is the current processing time for applications received since—Inaudible."

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 15 December 2022

Winter Heating Assistance (Low Income) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 [Draft]

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "Good morning, minister. I do not know whom or what higher power I have upset, but my heating has been off for the past 24 hours, with no immediate sign of a thaw to the pipes…

Votes

How James Dornan has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Dornan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions James Dornan has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-01885

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help modernise recycling facilities in Glasgow."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01763

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities for education will be in 2023."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01637

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any recent engagement it has had with the energy sector regarding support for those at risk of fuel poverty."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01571

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the success of this year’s COP27 conference in building upon the commitments made at COP26 held in Glasgow."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 17 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01595

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how its recent award of £6.437 million to Glasgow City Council to deliver energy-efficiency improvements to homes could benefit those in the Glasgow Cathcart constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01471

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what resources are available to protect important equipment within the health sector in the event of incidents such as fire or floods."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01414

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its latest engagement has been with the UK Government on the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s food security."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-06479

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when a report on Year 1 of the National Transition Training Fund will be published."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 10 February 2022

Question ref. S6O-00568

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the support that it is providing to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00418

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consultation was conducted with MSPs ahead of changing the allowances system."

Answered by Maggie Chapman MSP (on behalf of the SPCB) on 18 November 2021

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