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 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


John Swinney

For absolute completeness, will Mr Scott put on the record that, when I appeared at the committee, I accepted ministerial responsibility for everything?

Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


John Swinney

I take entirely the opposite view. What struck me as I looked into the issues was that there was an endless amount of criticism of the formulation of guidance. If...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


John Swinney

That is part of the exercise that I am going through to make a determination on the issues. I come back to the rationale that I set out in my opening speech: the ...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


John Swinney

I want to address a number of the issues that have been raised. The first is Alex Cole-Hamilton’s point about external scrutiny of education. The Government invit...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


John Swinney

The positive destinations analysis has been a reasonably long-term assessment of trends that has spanned many years. In the labour market strategy, we are concent...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


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

The debate must be set in the context of our determination to improve performance in Scottish education. We have a good education system, with hard-working and committed teachers and early y...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


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

I am grateful to Mr Scott for giving way. As he goes through the information about benchmarks, would he acknowledge that the number of pages that he has cited rel...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


John Swinney

I am certain that there are people throughout the United Kingdom—I read their comments in the news and on social media—who are deeply dispirited by where the deba...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


John Swinney

I do not think that I have time.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


John Swinney

That might suit Ruth Davidson’s narrative, but it is not the case. It did not stop the Prime Minister coming to Bute house after that statement and inviting the Scottish Government to make i...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04920.1: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04919.2: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 3
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ForCarried
S5M-04919.3: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 58, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04919: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 54 Abstain: 3
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ForCarried
S5M-04710.2: Scotland's Choice (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04710.4: Scotland's Choice (Kezia Dugdale)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710.5: Scotland's Choice (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04710.3: Scotland's Choice (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710: Scotland's Choice (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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 >>
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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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Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
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