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 27 June 2018 [Draft] : 27 June 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I, too, begin by congratulating the new health front-bench team, and I look forward to working with them to improve Scotland’s health. I thank Shona Robison for h...



Health and Sport Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

We are informed in our briefing that the Mental Health Foundation has noted that

Health and Sport Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

When I was a councillor in Edinburgh, I was a corporate parent and I will never forget watching a film that four care-experienced young people had made. They were...



Health and Sport Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I am an MSP for Lothian.



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

Some of the written evidence raises concerns about the eligibility criteria, particularly for older people. Are the panel members convinced that we have got the c...



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

Written evidence to the committee suggested that, in 2014-15, 6,300 people in Scotland made applications to the DWP social fund for funeral payments. Only 4,300 o...



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

I understand that the DWP previously had bereavement officers but no longer has them, and that you have had to fill that gap too.



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

The death registration process is taking longer, the written evidence speaks of the land deficit, of more private companies moving into the cremation side of thin...



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone

What would be the minimal cost for a coffin? How inexpensive could it be? Citizens Advice Scotland has suggested that the average cost of a funeral is £3,550, but...



Social Security Committee 21 June 2018 [Draft] : 21 June 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

The written evidence suggests that many crematoria and cemeteries do not accept bodies without a coffin. Is that so, and would such charges not come under essenti...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12943: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 5th Report, 2018 (Session 5) (Clare Haughey)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-12856.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12864: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12706.3: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12635: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12533: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12287: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17666: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-17662: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17565: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-17333: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17295: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/06/2018 R Show Full Question >>

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