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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Oliver Mundell

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Dumfriesshire (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Oliver Mundell

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @olivermundell

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

Monro House
Duncan Drive
Moffat
DG10 9JW

Phone: 01683 222770
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Oliver is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dyslexia

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Supporting Children’s Learning

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ice Sports

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Oliver does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Oliver does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Oliver has had 21 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 September 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 05 September 2022

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 05 September 2022

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 23 December 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 16 December 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

11 August 2020 - 19 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 19 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 10 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Oliver'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 Oliver Mundell 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.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Dangerous Dogs (Designated Types) (Scotland) Order 2024 (SSI 2024/31)

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I am happy for us to report the instrument on those grounds, but it is regrettable that the 28-day breach occurred, given the statements by the First Minister in the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2024

Native Woodlands

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "I thank Ariane Burgess for bringing the debate to the chamber. It provides a chance to talk about some of the positive aspects and untapped potential of forestry in Scotland. I often find myself speaking out against tree planting in my constituency…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 January 2024

Interests

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "Thank you, convener. I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 10 January 2024

Domestic Abuse Victims (Protection)

2. Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what protection is available to victims of domestic abuse when harassment and exclusion orders expire. (S6O-02935)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 December 2023

Trusts and Succession (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con): "In this debate on the first group of amendments, I put on record that the Scottish Conservatives will support all the stage 3 amendments…

Votes

How Oliver Mundell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Oliver Mundell 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 against

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 against

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 against

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 against

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 against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Oliver Mundell has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25362

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has compared the Scottish National Standardised Assessments Curriculum for Excellence assessment level results with the equivalent teacher-derived Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence Levels for each year since 2017."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25359

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for how long Scottish National Standardised Assessments and National Standardised Assessments for Scotland data is retained in a pupil’s file."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25363

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when the AlphaPlus annual report for 2022-23 regarding the National Standardised Assessments for Scotland will be published."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25360

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government who took the decision to not automatically provide a copy of Scottish National Standardised Assessments pupil assessment reports to the pupil and their parent(s), and for what reason this decision was taken."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25361

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason ACER UK has not produced a Scottish National Standardised Assessments annual report for (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22, and, if it is the case that the Scottish Government received the data for these years, whether it has conducted its own analysis."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25645

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the Coalfields Regeneration Trust small grants were deemed to be in breach of procurement rules."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25358

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the total number of pupils have left primary school functionally illiterate with a reading age of below nine and a half years, in each year since 2017."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25634

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of it approaching four years since the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, First Do No Harm, was published, and that three years have nearly passed since the Scottish Government published its plan for delivering on its commitment to implement, in full, the recommendations…

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25364

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the total number of pupils have not completed the Scottish National Standardised Assessments and National Standardised Assessments for Scotland assessment questions for their year group, in each year since 2017."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25357

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Scottish National Standardised Assessments and National Standardised Assessments for Scotland reportedly do not include a calculation of pupil reading age, in light of it being recommended during specification meetings in 2015 that a functional reading age test for P7 pupils was required."

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

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