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 22 March 2017 [Draft] : 22 March 2017


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

Mr Wightman asked a question about what the Labour Party’s answer has been to the conundrum that Mr Gray mentioned. Can we hear that, please?



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

The Government has taken such steps by commissioning the independent review to consider the issues that are raised on sectarianism in the context of hate crime le...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

I agree that we must do absolutely nothing to legitimise sectarianism.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


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

I take this opportunity to thank Dr Morrow for undertaking this important review. He gathered evidence from a wide range of sources, including all parties in Parl...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

Monica Lennon raises a significant issue. In policy terms, we have to be open to questioning whether particular interventions have been successful, given that we ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


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

Any death by suicide is a tragedy. Sadly, the link between deprivation and the risk of suicide is well known. We will take the report’s recommendations into accou...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

I reiterate the point that I made in my initial answer. The implications of austerity have increased the challenge that we face in addressing long-term health ine...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


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

Reducing health inequalities is one of the biggest challenges that we face. They are a symptom of wider economic inequalities, which is why the Government will co...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

That question is a bit odd, because the Conservatives in Aberdeen ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


John Swinney

Mr Crawford makes an important point, as he always does. UK austerity is cutting the funding that is available for Scottish public services. Moreover, the UK Gove...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04472: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 26 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-04456.2: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-04456: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04474: Business Motion (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 79, Against: 0 Abstain: 16
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ForCarried
S5M-04440.1: International Women's Day (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 27, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-04440.2: International Women's Day (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-04440: International Women's Day (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-04324.2: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-04324.3: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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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 >>
Motion S4M-15941: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15869: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15837: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15818: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2016 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 >>
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