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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Meeting of the Parliament 17 April 2018 : 17 April 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

It is right that we demand complete transparency regarding the financial decisions that are taken by the board, because such a situation cannot be allowed to happ...



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

But it could also be incredibly invasive and upsetting if women are forced to put on the record a situation or circumstance that they wish to remain entirely priv...



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

As a minister, are you comfortable with the idea that a woman has to prove non-consensual conception to access an entitlement?



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

However, you will be aware that Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland, for example, have refused—rightly, in my view—to act as third-party referrers. Is y...



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

I think that it is fair to say that, within this Parliament, there is almost universal condemnation of the two-child limit for tax credits. You have said that uni...



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

We have taken advice from organisations including Citizens Advice Scotland, which have told us that some of their staff are spending a great deal of time teaching...



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone

So, you disagree with the expert bodies whose evidence suggests that people will be worse off.



Social Security Committee 16 April 2018 [Draft] : 16 April 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I want to follow up on Pauline McNeill’s questions on universal credit. She pointed out that we have taken a great deal of evidence suggesting that there are real...



Social Security Committee 29 March 2018 [Draft] : 29 March 2018


Alison Johnstone

Thank you. That is clear. 09:45  



Social Security Committee 29 March 2018 [Draft] : 29 March 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I want to be clear about this. I think that you are saying that the proposed arrangements could lead to a negative experience, and that people would be scared of finding themselves in a wors...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-11347.1: Scotland’s Support for the (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11289.2: Better Buses (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 51 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11289: Better Buses (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 5
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AbstainCarried
S5M-11290.2.1: Scrap the Council Tax (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-11290.2: Scrap the Council Tax (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11290.1: Scrap the Council Tax (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-11290: Scrap the Council Tax (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-11160.1: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 25, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-11160.3: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 21, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-11160: Building Greater Fairness in the Workplace (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 22/03/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-10998: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10343: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10133: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09769: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09595: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09553: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09427: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09218.3: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08897: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08873: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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