Alison Johnstone MSP

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Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2018 [Draft] : 14 November 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I thank Labour for bringing this debate to the chamber and I welcome the opportunity to discuss the future of social care in Sco...



Social Security Committee 08 November 2018 [Draft] : 08 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

I hope so, too. One of the main drivers of universal credit was the desire for a simpler system. I do not know how colleagues feel, but it seems to me that it is remarkably complicated at th...



Social Security Committee 08 November 2018 [Draft] : 08 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

Professor Sir Ian Diamond has expressed concerns that people may simply fall outwith the social security system, and he has spoken of an “unreasonable level of risk” being put on to the clai...



Social Security Committee 08 November 2018 [Draft] : 08 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

You could certainly do more. You could provide childcare costs up-front, for example.



Social Security Committee 08 November 2018 [Draft] : 08 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

In the meantime, people are being used as guinea pigs. People who are on low incomes and might be very vulnerable in the first place are effectively testing out a...



Social Security Committee 08 November 2018 [Draft] : 08 November 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

My questions are on some of the areas that we have already touched on.



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

Will Adam Tomkins give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

I am sure that Brian Whittle is well aware that what is being delivered to this Parliament and through universal credit is nothing but cuts—cuts to living standar...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

I confirm that the Greens will support the Government motion at decision time, as well as the Lib Dem and Labour amendments. We will not support the Conservative amendment.



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2018 [Draft] : 06 November 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

Mark Griffin spoke of some of the organisations that have briefed us for this debate, and I think that the notable amount of briefings that we have received demon...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14717.3: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14717: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 91, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720.3: ScotRail Break Clause (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-14720.2: ScotRail Break Clause (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14720: ScotRail Break Clause (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
S5M-14665: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 111, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-14749.4: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14717.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14621.3: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14590: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14437: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5W-19574: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19575: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19576: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19159: 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 >>
Question S5W-19161: 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-18717: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18718: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2018 Show Full Question >>

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