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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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

I got to Kirkcaldy high school before Mr Torrance did, but his question allows me to reiterate Kirkcaldy high school’s very significant achievement in winning the president’s award at the 20...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

I recognise the significant progress that has been made on the question of sexuality and, as I hope that I conveyed adequately in my statement, I think that the country is the better for it....



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

The Government has introduced a range of measures through the funding and support that we make available to organisations that advance the issues and concerns of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

I would like those organisations not only to be involved in ensuring that we deliver all of this—which is very important—but to give us the benefit of their input...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

That will be reflected in a combination of the guidance and the resources that we make available, which will be a significant part of the work that needs to be do...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

First of all, I want to make it crystal clear that schools are not scored. That is a very old-fashioned concept—if I may say so to Mr Cole-Hamilton. The purpose o...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

The framework for inspection reflects the priorities that we expect to see in Scottish education, so that change will follow from the statement that I set out to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

There are two critical aspects to how we proceed in relation to teacher education. First, we must ensure that initial teacher education is correctly focused to ac...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

The measures that I have set out today in responding to and accepting all the recommendations of the working group are designed to give us that opportunity to pro...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 November 2018 : 08 November 2018


John Swinney

Jamie Greene’s question gets to the nub of some of the challenging issues in how our education system operates. As I have rehearsed in Parliament on various topic...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14749.3: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (David Stewart)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 24, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14749.4: Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 15/11/2018
Result - For: 23, Against: 79 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14717.3: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14717: Investing in Social Care for Scotland’s Future (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 91, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14720.3: ScotRail Break Clause (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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ForDefeated
S5M-14720.2: ScotRail Break Clause (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14720: ScotRail Break Clause (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
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Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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