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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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

Scottish education is taking forward some very good examples as a consequence of the call in the national improvement framework to encourage greater pupil and par...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

We have already embarked on that with the collection of pupil-level data on the achievement of individual levels in primary 1, P4, P7 and secondary 3 in our educa...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

I am keen to ensure that we have a much wider exchange of good and strong practice within the education system. That is at the heart of collaboration. It was what...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

I meet the deans of the schools of education on a periodic basis to encourage developments in their own provision. I know that they are very actively engaged in t...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

The purpose of the reforms is to ensure that schools have access to the support that will enhance their educational provision. The approach that Gillian Martin su...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

The point that I made to Mr Gray was to give completeness around Mr Gray’s comments. Mr Gray mentioned only local accountability and I was giving a complete pictu...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

It is essential that we find different ways and mechanisms to encourage and motivate other people who might contemplate a career in teaching to take up that role....



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

I can confidently say that Liam Kerr has not listened to a word that I said in my statement today and has not read a word of the agreement between national Govern...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

Local democratic accountability for education was never the issue at stake in these discussions. The issue was my desire to ensure that the whole system was focused in a coherent and cohesiv...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2017 : 03 October 2017


John Swinney

That question comes back to the point about the role of inspection, which I am happy to debate further with Parliament. I see th...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-08035.2: Roll out of Universal Credit (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 23, Against: 75 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.4: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035.1: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035.3: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08035: Roll out of Universal Credit (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-07774: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2017
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-07750.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-07750.1: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-07750.3: Finance (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 58 Abstain: 60
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S5M-07750.2: Finance (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 59 Abstain: 60
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Not VotedDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S5M-01327: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2016 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 >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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