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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 5681
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

James is a member of 2 committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

James is a member of 8 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 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

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 27 previous roles

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

09 November 2022 - 30 October 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 31 March 2022

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

12 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Convener

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

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

20 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments 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.

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Glasgow Primary Schools (Staff Retention and Wellbeing)

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "A big aspect of attracting staff to work in Scottish schools is competitive pay. Will the cabinet secretary outline how pay in Scotland compares with that elsewhere in the UK?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Football

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My colleague Fergus Ewing made an outrageous intervention in which—"

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 25 January 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. The Government’s response to the committee refers to spending of almost £3 billion in 2023-24 on tackling the cost of living. However, there was reference previously to almost £3 billion being spent on that in 2022-23…

Chamber meeting date: 10 January 2024

Decision Time

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app was not working, but I would have voted no."

Chamber meeting date: 14 December 2023

Care Homes (Rural Areas)

James Dornan (Glasgow Cathcart) (SNP): "It is vital that high-quality adult social care—"

Votes

How James Dornan has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Dornan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-03132

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Victim Surcharge Fund supports women who are victims of domestic abuse."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-02909

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02891

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how the proposals outlined in its latest Building a New Scotland paper, Social Security in an independent Scotland, would support Scotland’s social security system."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02844

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the SFA and SPFL regarding the recent upsurge in the use of pyrotechnics within football stadia."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02729

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02622

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to support the provision of humanitarian assistance for the civilian population of Gaza."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 October 2023

Question ref. S6O-02528

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how the measures set out in its Programme for Government will help create safer communities, including in Glasgow Cathcart, in 2023-24."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 September 2023

Question ref. S6O-02347

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 May 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps have been taken to mitigate any damage caused by fires and floods in higher and further education campuses."

Answered by Natalie Don on 8 June 2023

Question ref. S6O-02373

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made towards developing a just transition plan for energy."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 June 2023

Question ref. S6O-02135

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2023

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