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 15 November 2018 : 15 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

I appreciate that local government has a part to play, but it is key that Government shows real leadership on this important agenda. We could do much more, togeth...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 November 2018 : 15 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

I agree with colleagues that this has been a positive and consensual debate—even though the Government and the Conservatives feel that they are unable to support my very reasonable amendment...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 November 2018 : 15 November 2018


Alison Johnstone

The member makes an interesting point, but we also have to remember that in some parts of our more deprived communities we have what are described as food deserts...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 November 2018 : 15 November 2018


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I would like to thank the many organisations that have provided briefings for this afternoon’s debate. I, too, am glad to discuss the systemic change that we need, so that people can live mo...



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.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14749.3: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (David Stewart)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 24, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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S5M-14749.4: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 79 Abstain: 0
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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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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-19916: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-19918: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19922: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19915: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19917: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-19919: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19575: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19574: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2018 Show Full Question >>

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