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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 their Constituency

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 a member of 19 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

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.

Here is the register for Paul McLennan. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Councillor for East Lothian Council (of John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA). I work 10-15 hours per week and receive salary and use of a mobile phone and laptop. I estimate that the total combined value of this remuneration is between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and I will donate this remuneration to charities from June 2021 onwards.

Until 7 May 2021, when I resigned, I was an Associate DIrector at Playfair Scotland, a public affairs company (of 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ). I worked 35 hours per week and received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum. I received a final salary payment of £390.43 on 28 May 2021.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in Dunbar, East Lothian with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000. I rent this house to my parents-in-law and receive gross rental income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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: 2 December 2021

Covid-19: Preparing for Winter and Priorities for Recovery

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "We face our second winter and second Christmas having to deal with Covid. Everyone is tired of the personal impact and the impact that it is having on our local and national services…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2021

Veterans (Employment)

4. Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the veterans secretary has had with skills agencies regarding maximising employment opportunities for veterans. (S6O-00459)"

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2021

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Patient Safety)

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I offer my condolences to all families who have lost a loved one while in the care of the health service…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2021

World AIDS Day 2021

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Jamie Greene for securing this debate. Let us put AIDs in its context in the world today. In 2020, 37.7 million people were living with HIV, 680,000 people died from HIV or related causes and 1.5 million people were newly infected…

Chamber meeting date: 30 November 2021

Homelessness (Deaths)

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I agree that every death of a person experiencing homelessness is a tragedy, and my thoughts are very much with those who have lost loved ones…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02326

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.1

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Rachael Hamilton, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02326.1

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.2

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Paul McLennan has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-04803

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the (a) direct and (b) wider impact on the (i) retail and (ii) tourism sector in (A) the Lothians and (B) Scotland of the UK Government's decision to withdraw tax-free shopping from the start of 2021, and what representations it has made to UK ministers on the matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04448

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the third sector organisations that are proposing the establishment of a statutory so-called future of work commission to help improve workplace wellbeing."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04449

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to bring together public, private and third sector stakeholders to inform and drive the policy decisions that will help reset working lives in a positive way that supports both good mental health and economic productivity."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04447

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has introduced to ensure that workplaces safeguard the mental wellbeing of their staff."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 26 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03870

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of its commitment to establishing a National Register of Ancient Woodlands, and how it plans to work with planners and developers to protect ancient woodland and with land managers to enhance and restore ancient woodland conditions."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03872

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its commitment to establishing a National Register of Ancient Woodlands relates to the existing Ancient Woodland Inventory."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03871

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to strengthen policy on ancient woodland and veteran tree protection in National Planning Framework 4."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02663

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35396 by Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021, what steps it is taking to ensure that developments that may have the effect of worsening the climate emergency and reported nature emergency are not included in National Planning Framework 4."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01913

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which ordnance disposal method will be used for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project, and whether bubble curtains will be used."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02023

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential implications of the UK Government's Nationality and Borders Bill for victims of modern slavery in Scotland."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 August 2021

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