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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 a member of 22 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.

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: 26 May 2022

Transmission Network Use of System Charges (Increase)

7. Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its analysis is of the latest transmission charging forecasts from National Grid ESO, in the light of transmission network use of system charges reportedly increasing in Scotland by between 39 and 73 per cent while charges are decreasing in the majority of zones in England. (S6O-01148)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2022

Scotland’s Census 2022

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I will not be alone in having been impressed with the extent of the promotional campaign for the census in the preceding months…

Chamber meeting date: 25 May 2022

Solar Energy

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "I thank Fergus Ewing for bringing forward the debate tonight. As co-convener of the cross-party group on renewable energy, I am delighted to see our renewables sector continuing to grow in strength…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

Non-Domestic Rates (Valuation Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 [Draft]

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "Minister, some stakeholders commented that address information is insufficient and that further details such as rent values should be provided. You touched on that in your opening statement, but is there anything that you want to add?"

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Paul McLennan (East Lothian) (SNP): "The past two years have been the most difficult that this country and indeed any health service have ever seen. No one could have forecast the impact that the pandemic would have, is still having, and will have for quite a while yet…

Votes

How Paul McLennan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Paul McLennan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-08622

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its proposed timetable is for delivering its commitment to establish a National Register of Ancient Woodlands."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08078

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that harms from drugs and alcohol, which were cited in the Budget 2022-23 as "twin public health emergencies", are being addressed with equal urgency and importance."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07361

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact on households in Scotland, particularly in rural areas, what (a) action it is taking to mitigate the effects of increases in the price of kerosene heating oil and (b) discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding any consideration of a potential price cap for heating oil, similar to…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07505

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent levels of average Council Tax Band D in Scotland, and how that compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07155

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when people who are over the age for automatic inclusion in the breast screening programme will be able to make breast screening appointments at locally available screening units."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 22 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07469

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any plans to include multiple sclerosis (MS) in NHS Scotland’s, NHS Recovery Plan 2021-2026, given reports of the high demand for services in Scotland where MS prevalence rates are higher than the rest of the UK."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07362

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent data for the number of affordable homes per head of the population in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07426

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress that has been made on implementing the recommendations of the report Improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06095

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, whether the keeper liability provisions, whereby the registered keeper of a vehicle is liable for the payment of a parking charge notice, resulting from parking on private land out with the conditions displayed, if the car's driver at the time cannot be identified, have…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06895

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the provisions in the UK Building Safety Bill that apply to Scotland will be enacted through a statutory instrument in the Scottish Parliament, and, if so, what it anticipates the potential impact will be on the built environment in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

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