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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Natalie Don

Scottish National Party

MSP for Renfrewshire North and West (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Natalie Don

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

1A Paisley Road
Renfrew
PA4 8JH

Phone: 0141 587 5049
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Natalie is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Natalie is a member of 1 cross-party group

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Natalie has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Children, Young People and The Promise

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Natalie does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Natalie has had 6 previous roles

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

30 March 2023 - 08 May 2024

Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise

Scottish Government

10 November 2022 - 11 April 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Convener

08 September 2021 - 11 April 2023

Education Children and Young People Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2021 - 10 November 2022

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Deputy Convener

17 June 2021 - 04 November 2022

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

Register of interests

Natalie'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 Natalie Don 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: 23 May 2024

Early Learning and Childcare Funding

The Minister for Children, Young People and The Promise (Natalie Don): "The local government finance settlement provides local authorities with funding covering different service areas. The settlement for 2024-25 includes around £1 billion of funding for the delivery of ELC…

Chamber meeting date: 16 May 2024

Foster Care

The Minister for Children, Young People and The Promise (Natalie Don): "I thank Martin Whitfield for initiating today’s debate, and I thank members for their speeches this afternoon, which included some personal contributions…

Chamber meeting date: 16 May 2024

School Starting Age

The Minister for Children, Young People and The Promise (Natalie Don): "Mr MacGregor will be aware that I have met representatives of Upstart Scotland. I was impressed by their level of knowledge and enthusiasm in relation to this policy area…

Chamber meeting date: 30 April 2024

Business Motion

The Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise (Natalie Don): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. There was a problem with my app. I would have voted no."

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 30 April 2024

Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Care Services (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 [Draft]

The Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise (Natalie Don): "Thank you very much, convener and committee members, for inviting me to speak to the draft Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Care Services (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024…

Votes

How Natalie Don has voted in Parliament

Find out how Natalie Don has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Natalie Don has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-16208

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the payment of the Winter Heating Payment."

Answered by Ben Macpherson on 27 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-16168

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the independent review of the Scottish Welfare Fund."

Answered by Ben Macpherson on 24 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01943

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Victim Surcharge Fund is aiming to support women who are victims of domestic abuse."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01914

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recommendations in the 2023 series on breastfeeding by The Lancet, which include calls for governments to provide more accurate and timely information about breastfeeding and infant behaviours, an end to any exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry, and more recognition…

Answered by Maree Todd on 22 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01775

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that rising inflation could have on its ability to deliver on the priority outcomes set out in the Covid Recovery Strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01648

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the current devolution settlement has led to a position in which Scotland is considered an equal partner."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01602

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how measures set out in the NHS Recovery Plan will support innovation and capacity in diagnostics for thrombosis."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01539

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will work with the gaming industry to help promote and grow the sector, in light of the recently held first ever Scottish Games Week."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 10 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01413

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proposals for the Rural Visa Pilot."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01354

Asked by: Don, Natalie, Renfrewshire North and West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to assist those veterans, predominately women, who have been victims of military sexual trauma whilst on duty."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 September 2022

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