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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

Paul is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Paul is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Paul has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Housing

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Paul does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Paul has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 11 April 2023

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

31 March 2022 - 11 April 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

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: 22 February 2024

Housing (Glasgow)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "Glasgow housing conveners say that their biggest pressure is increasing numbers of newly recognised refugee households, driven by Home Office mismanagement of the asylum process…

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Scottish Ministers

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app would not connect. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Social Security (Investment)

Paul McLennan: "Will the member give way?"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "Good morning to the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on the important topic of the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Housing (Discussions with Fife Council)

The Minister for Housing (Paul McLennan): "The Scottish Government officials regularly engage with Fife Council housing officials. The last meeting took place on 15 November 2023, and focused on progress with this year’s affordable housing supply programme in Fife…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan 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 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. S6W-15916

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that any bids that it receives for National Park status cover contiguous or overlapping areas, whether the Scottish Ministers will be able to consider combining those bids into one larger National Park."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 27 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-15991

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has been advised by the UK Government of any Barnett consequential funding regarding the announcement in the Spring Budget of a one-year fund made up of £40 million to make swimming pools more energy efficient in the long term and £23 million in grants to leisure centres with swimming pools that…

Answered by Maree Todd on 25 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-16167

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) decarbonisation seabed leasing round, and what the next steps are for INTOG."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 24 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-15824

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with the Ministry of Defence regarding objections to wind farm projects within the 50km safeguarding zone at Eskdalemuir."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 21 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-02036

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to celebrate and mark St Andrew's Day 2023."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01929

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Hydrogen Action Plan, including regarding the role that local authorities can play in defining demand."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14698

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much funding has been allocated for the construction of Changing Places toilets in the current parliamentary session, and by what date it expects this will be made available."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 13 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01893

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the findings of the Local Governance Review."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01844

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any benefits to the structure of legal aid payments of the agreement on Scottish court legal aid fees between the Scottish Government, Scottish Solicitors Bar Association and the Law Society."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13681

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12681 by Màiri McAllan on 13 December 2022, whether detailed marine spatial plans, as opposed to broad spatial areas, will be provisionally set in the new National Marine Plan (NMP2), in line with section 11(2)(a)(ii) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, unless and until…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 20 January 2023

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