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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Paul McLennan

Scottish National Party

MSP for East Lothian (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Paul McLennan

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @paulmclennan7

Facebook: Paul's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5083
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

5a Mitchell's Close
Haddington
EH41 3NB

Phone: 01620 849240
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Paul does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Paul had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 25 November 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Paul'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 Paul McLennan 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: 6 December 2022

Local Government Budget

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I understand that the directors of finance in local government have written to ministers calling for financial sustainability for local authorities…

Chamber meeting date: 6 December 2022

COP27 Outcomes

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "Presiding Officer, “Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Global temperatures keep rising. And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Small Business Saturday 2022

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Michelle Thomson for lodging her motion. As she said, small business Saturday is in its 10th year in the UK…

Chamber meeting date: 30 November 2022

Stroke (Recovery)

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Gillian Mackay for bringing the debate to the chamber. I know that the subject is very emotive for her—we talked about that yesterday—and I pay tribute to the work that she has done in this area. My thoughts are with you, Gillian…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 29 November 2022

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Paul McLennan: "You will be glad to know that I have only one question, as my second one has been answered. The bill is, obviously, a framework. The next stage will be the co-design and co-production process. How would you like that process to involve you…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07093.1

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 56 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093.2

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 31 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Màiri McAllan, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 92 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Paul McLennan has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-01626

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 December 2022

"To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the roll-out of the Child Disability Payment."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12265

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to (a) launching an inquiry to assess the potential value of retrofit over demolition and (b) the introduction of a demolition levy, in light of the Chartered Institute of Building’s report, Levelling the playing field, not Scotland’s built environment: a case for retrofit…

Answered by Tom Arthur on 5 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12777

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards the National Strategy for Economic Transformation commitment to establish an investor panel, chaired by the First Minister."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12681

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the next National Marine Plan will include detailed marine spatial plans for mobile and static fishing gears."

Answer expected on 14 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-11922

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it currently has regarding the rate of emergency diagnosis of leukaemia."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11923

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there is available data regarding the rate of emergency diagnosis of leukaemia in each NHS board."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11921

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to monitor the number of patients diagnosed with leukaemia in an emergency hospital admission."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11924

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that all patients who present to their GP with symptoms of leukaemia receive a blood test as soon as possible, in light of this reportedly not being specifically covered in the Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12189

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the expert research that was commissioned to advise on the establishment of a Peace Institute."

Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-12076

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline its plans for the upcoming review of the National Outcomes; when the review process will start; how long it will last, and how it plans to ensure that the review includes as broad a consultation process as possible before presenting new draft National Outcomes to the Parliament."

Answered by John Swinney on 21 November 2022

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