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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 30 June 2016 : 30 June 2016


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

We have done all that.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

The cluster model concept will open up a debate about the most effective way of ensuring that we deliver education policy effectively at local level.

Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

I completely accept that point. I have seen some good examples of decisions that have been made by individual schools. That is why empowerment of schools and prov...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

The deployment of staff in the education service is fundamentally an issue for individual local authorities. There will be examples around the country—I receive c...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

I do not really follow the logic of your question. The distribution of the £100 million will be determined by the number of children in primary school and S1 to S...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

That work is in preparation and will be taken forward as part of the wider dialogue that the Government puts in place. We intend the measure to take effect from 2...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Increasingly it has been, although I would not say that the journey is complete. I am very mindful of the learner journey. To go back to what I have said, taking ...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

I would need to see a little bit more on the specifics from the college sector about what their aspirations are in that regard. We have taken a number of very cle...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Some, maybe, but I would not concede that they are all about resources.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

The first point that I will make is that I am not sure that all those judgments are about resources.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-00607.1: Gender and the Workplace (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 29/06/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00601: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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S5M-00601.1: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 68 Abstain: 21
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S5M-00467.3: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 59 Abstain: 29
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S5M-00467.4: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00467: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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S5M-00448: The Economy (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00448.3: The Economy (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-00431: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 95, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-00431.2: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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Motion S4M-15818: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-15735: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15713: 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 >>
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