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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Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

I do not know where Monica Lennon has been for the past half an hour, because I have given a pretty candid account to Parliament of the challenges that we face. I...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

I am happy to concede that the detail makes for uncomfortable reading, but I have to say that Mr Balfour’s characterisation of the situation is absolutely over th...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

On Mr Scott’s point about guidance, during the implementation of curriculum for excellence, various discussions were held on the collaborative structures for taki...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

I accept that point. That was the focus of the recommendations that we received from the OECD review and is the focus of what we are taking forward as part of the...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

On the first point, the finance minister will set out the provisions of the budget next Thursday and Mr Greer will not expect me to prejudge that. The points that...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

Leadership is a well-demonstrated point in the OECD review of Scottish education. It is also a visible illustration of where strength comes from in the education ...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

What we have to address as a Government is the resources that are, and have been, available to us for dealing with the challenges across the public services. Over the past nine years, we hav...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

All I can say to Ross Thomson is that the Government is engaging very actively, in detail, in many conversations and in many parts of the country, about the detai...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

Mr Dornan makes the fair observation that curriculum for excellence has been widely supported across the chamber—and in the Scottish community, into the bargain. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 December 2016 Business until 14:55 : 06 December 2016


John Swinney

I came to Parliament willingly to explain the PISA results and to acknowledge that their contents make uncomfortable reading for all of us. I have put all the com...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-02919.1: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02919.4: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 97 Abstain: 18
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S5M-02919: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02835: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02820.1: Recognising 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Douglas Ross)
Meeting Date: 01/12/2016
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02809.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02809: Education (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 34 Abstain: 6
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S5M-02804.2: Local Democracy (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 61, Against: 61 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-02804.1: Local Democracy (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02804: Local Democracy (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S4M-15815: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15735: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2016 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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