John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

The First Minister will be aware that it is five years this month since Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland announced that he had directed Police Scotland to inquire into the vile practice of ren...



Justice Committee 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie

I have a question for Campbell Deane. You said that you were not aware of proceedings being raised in a way that would prevent free speech.



Justice Committee 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Madainn mhath. I am an MSP for the Highlands and Islands.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I congratulate Maurice Corry on bringing the debate to the chamber. Members will have noticed that my colleague Alison Johnstone waited until the last minute, but...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie

I am grateful to the member for his concluding comment. The amendment is intended to propose a direction of travel rather than be prescriptive. This is not legisl...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie

It has been a productive debate and, lest there be any dubiety, I absolutely do not doubt the commitment of the ministerial working group. The Government is displaying welcome leadership, as...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie

Indeed, we would. I thank the minister for highlighting that.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 June 2018 [Draft] : 12 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Here we are again talking about Gypsy Travellers. I do not want to tell members that I do not enjoy the subject, but I am weary of aspects of it. I hope that that weariness will not surface ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2018 [Draft] : 07 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I, too, welcome the report. I also welcome the briefings, one of which, from the Law Society of Scotland, says that hate crime c...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 June 2018 [Draft] : 07 June 2018


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for what is very good news. He alluded to a previous report by Mr Scott and will recall that he said that the police should...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12573: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/06/2018
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12483: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 31/05/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 94, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 34 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-12795: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12764: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12690.2: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12395: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12392: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12080: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12068: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11869: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11784: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11430: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-17268: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17266: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17267: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17162: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17052: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17015: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16976: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16978: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16977: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02189: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>

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