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

John is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


John Swinney

For some people in the labour market—and I caveat this by saying once again that I deprecate the practice that Johann Lamont talked about—zero-hours contracts are what they want to enable th...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


John Swinney

I listened to what was said about that survey evidence, but I am presenting the data on the level of performance that has been achieved by young people in our edu...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


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

This has been an informative and helpful debate in which members across the political spectrum in Parliament have recognised that there is a great deal to celebrate in the progress that has ...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


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

I accept a lot of what Mr Scott says. I think that it is at the heart of how we have tried to implement the Wood commission report, with the groups structured in such a way that they are ali...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


John Swinney

I cannot give Mr Mundell that figure just now, but I am happy to confirm it to him in writing. It is welcome that we have seen an increase of 543 in teacher numbe...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


John Swinney

The Government continues to provide £37 million to support the teacher induction scheme, which includes funding for mentoring and support for all probationer teac...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 January 2018 [Draft] : 11 January 2018


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

The application process for probationer teachers for the academic year 2018-19 is on-going. The total number of applications will be known in March.



Education and Skills Committee 20 December 2017 [Draft] : 20 December 2017


John Swinney

The flexible workforce development fund is essentially targeted at people who are in work. It is about trying to redevelop their skills, so there are opportunitie...



Education and Skills Committee 20 December 2017 [Draft] : 20 December 2017


John Swinney

There is a general issue about reskilling our population to create the working population that we will require in the years to come. The other week, I heard the c...



Education and Skills Committee 20 December 2017 [Draft] : 20 December 2017


John Swinney

We have given a commitment to raise the threshold for repayment to £22,000, and we are actively taking steps to make that possible and practical. That will provid...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09821.2: Developing the Young Workforce: Review of Progress at the Midpoint of the Seven-year Programme (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 11/01/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09789.2: Glasgow 2018 European Championships (Brian Whittle)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2018
Result - For: 32, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
SPCB Election - Kezia Dugdale
Meeting Date: 09/01/2018
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 3
Not VotedCarried
S5M-09648: Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 20/12/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09681: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/12/2017
Result - For: 86, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09128: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill (Alison Harris)
Meeting Date: 14/12/2017
Result - For: 105, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09513.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09513: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-08558: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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