John Swinney MSP

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John Swinney MSP

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

John is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

Undoubtedly, there is an opportunity to do that. The regional improvement collaboratives have been established and are making good progress and having a significa...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

We certainly have to make sure that the curriculum experience is sufficiently broad to enable young people to access those pathways into higher education. If ther...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

That is an example of the collaborative approach, which can be successful, and it is certainly something that is worth exploring as part of the working group in w...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

I am reluctant to think about the creation of a new national agency to deliver music education tuition. That is not the problem that we have here; we have capacit...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

No, it would not. As I said in my earlier answer, under the model that I am pursuing, we will expect headteachers to deliver the full range that is envisaged unde...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

That is absolutely correct.



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

No. The question that arises, which I rehearsed in my response to Liz Smith about the Midlothian Council model, is what degree of financial flexibility the headte...



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

We are, but we are—



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

But no such requirement exists today.



Education and Skills Committee 05 December 2018 [Draft] : 05 December 2018


John Swinney

No, because the model of empowered schools that I am progressing is set within the framework of curriculum for excellence, which imposes a requirement on schools ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 26
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
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Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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 >>
Question S2W-31492: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31427: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31403: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31400: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31399: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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