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 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

Mr Gray tells me that that is not what they are saying, but I have read COSLA’s submission and that is what it is saying to me.



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

Iain Gray confused two things when he said that the RSE did not question the need for reform. The Government accepts the need for reform very clearly; we set out ...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


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

Our education system has many strengths, with thousands of excellent teachers and hard-working children and young people actively involved in it. However, the system faces challenges. The di...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

I am delighted that the Government’s construction programme is providing such opportunities to keep Bruce Crawford busy on his constituency Fridays. It is delightful that they are such happy...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


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

Through the Scotland’s schools for the future programme, the Scottish Government provided Stirling Council with £2.6 million towards the construction of St Margar...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

Parliament is familiar with the measures that the Government has put in place to enhance the resources that are available for the delivery of education in schools...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

There were a number of issues in Mr Cameron’s questions. The first was the general issue of reducing teacher workload to enable teachers to concentrate on learnin...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


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

Our education delivery plan made clear the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling bureaucracy and addressing excessive teacher workload. We issued a definit...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


John Swinney

On the specific point about the charging arrangements, I will, if Mr Balfour will forgive me, take the opportunity to delve into the detail of that and consider w...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2017 [Draft] : 18 January 2017


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

Physical education can have a positive impact on children’s health, educational attainment and life chances. It encourages the development of movement and thinkin...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-03463.3: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03463.1: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-03463.2: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03463: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03438.2: Retain the HIE Board (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-03438.1: Retain the HIE Board (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03438: Retain the HIE Board (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03440.1: Health (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 33, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03427.3: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-03427.2: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 117 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S4M-15816: 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 >>
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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