John Swinney MSP

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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 December 2017


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

I agree entirely with the direction of Mr Gray’s comments about the broader recognition of achievement. I highlight the Government’s willingness to engage constru...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

There will be variation in the statistics from period to period as vacancies are filled and new vacancies arise. In the most recent analysis that we undertook to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

The most effective thing that we can do is support the University of the Highlands and Islands in ensuring that it is able to provide initial teacher education in...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The number of vacancies across Scotland currently represents 1.6 per cent of the teaching workforce. As I stated in earlier answers, we are taking a number of actions to address the issue an...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

The Government is taking a range of approaches to encourage the recruitment of more individuals into initial teacher education and to encourage individuals to con...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

In my answer to Mr Lockhart, I set out in detail the actions that the Scottish Government is taking to recruit teachers. One of our 11 new routes into teaching is...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

There is an adequacy of places to enable younger people who are leaving school or university to enter teaching as a career if they wish to do so. However, as we have found that not all those...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

For completeness, I should correct Mr Lockhart by advising him that the intake by schools of education for primary teacher training was higher than the target tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The Scottish Government is taking a range of actions to increase the number of student teachers. We have committed £88 million this year to ensure that every scho...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017 [Draft] : 22 November 2017


John Swinney

We are doing a number of things. We have expanded the number of places that are available for initial teacher education—there was a further increase this year to ...

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S5M-09128: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill (Alison Harris)
Meeting Date: 14/12/2017
Result - For: 105, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09513.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09513: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09406: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 70, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.4: Justice (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.1: Justice (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 55, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.3: Justice (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 20, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.2: Justice (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 114 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-08558: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06376: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05995: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05733: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05595.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04920.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04456.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03461: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03181: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02809.3: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2O-12498: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
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Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
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