Alison Johnstone MSP

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Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Social Security Committee 04 October 2018 [Draft] : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone

Having met the team yesterday, are you content that the capacity exists to deal timeously with appeals that are unavoidable?



Social Security Committee 04 October 2018 [Draft] : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone

The Scottish Parliament information centre suggests that about 12,000 tribunal appeals are made every year by Scottish PIP claimants, and it is likely that that figure would be even higher w...



Social Security Committee 04 October 2018 [Draft] : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone

Obviously it is a new payment and it is being delivered by a new agency, and I suppose that Social Security Scotland has yet to develop a real presence. People will have to become aware that...



Social Security Committee 04 October 2018 [Draft] : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I will carry on from where my colleague Mark Griffin left off. The Scottish Fiscal Commission projects a 58 per cent take-up of the best start grant by 2022. I appreciate that means-tested b...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I draw attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am pleased to be taking part in this afternoon’s debate on...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I welcome the move to a three-year financial planning cycle and the fact that the Government is not seeking to recover outstanding brokerage.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone

I could not agree more. Holiday hunger is an issue that is starting to be acknowledged. We can only imagine how some families feel when faced with a six-week or s...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I, too, congratulate Elaine Smith on giving us the opportunity to begin to make more of a difference in challenge poverty week. I thank all the organisations that...



Social Security Committee 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


Alison Johnstone

Does anyone else have a view on how the two systems they compare in terms of supporting people on low earnings?



Social Security Committee 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


Alison Johnstone

How does universal credit compare with working tax credits in supporting people on low earnings?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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ForCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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ForCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-14406.1: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14254: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14194.3: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14192: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14079: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13314: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/07/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13136: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13129: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13013: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12971: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-19162: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19158: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-19160: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18718: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-18152: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18151: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17928: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2018 Show Full Question >>

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