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

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Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

For my part, convener, I have appreciated the opportunity to have the committee’s perspective on those issues. It is an example of how Government can benefit from...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

The committee will be aware of the establishment of the LGBTI inclusive education working group. I have deliberately appointed a broad membership to that group to...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

That is where we rely on the professional judgment of our educational professionals. We have to give them the space and time to work out what interventions will m...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

The committee will not be surprised to hear that it will be impossible to get the old finance minister out of me. I totally accept the premise of the question, wh...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

I am very happy to do so. As I have already indicated to the committee, I have deliberately held off from finalising the strategy so that I can hear the committee...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

That is one of the many $64 million questions with which I wrestle. It captures the dilemma. As I told Parliament last week, I do not control the media. Obviously...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

There is certainly the opportunity for third sector organisations to participate in our schools, and there are many good programmes whereby schools have reached o...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

I cannot conceive of circumstances in which it would be justifiable for such issues not to be reported to the police. It is not for a teacher or for me to determi...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

I will make two points in response to that question. The first is that within the Government we have an on-going process of assessing our position in relation to ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


John Swinney

It would be wrong for me to transgress into that issue because the children’s commissioner is a parliamentary appointment. The Government is not involved in that ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
S5M-06201: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-06186.4: Agriculture (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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S5M-06186.1: Agriculture (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 61 Abstain: 6
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-06186: Agriculture (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 80, Against: 36 Abstain: 8
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ForCarried
S5M-06257: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 86, Against: 29 Abstain: 9
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SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1B
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1C
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
S5M-06164: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 108, Against: 11 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-01327: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00345.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2016 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 >>
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 >>
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