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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 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


John Swinney

The local authority is obliged to follow the terms of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, which requires it to undertake a statutory consultation in l...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2017 [Draft] : 21 September 2017


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

The Scottish Government recognises that rural schools play a hugely important part in ensuring a vibrant and sustainable local community and economy in towns and ...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

No, because I will address the issue that Monica Lennon raised about the accessibility of the code of practice.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

That would have exactly the opposite effect of the one that Alison Harris seeks, because the law must be crystal clear and it should not be possible to have a wid...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

It has the force of statute, but the law is defined by what is in primary and secondary legislation, and the bill requires individuals to follow the code of pract...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

For the very simple reason that a bill is designed to make the law, not to explain it.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

Just so that we are absolutely crystal clear: it is not my proposal to do that.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

It means committees looking at the draft code of practice, having had adequate time to engage with relevant stakeholders on it. It involves the Government underta...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

I do not follow the rationale of some of what has been put to the committee by stakeholders, because I do not intend to change the law on consent. It is for stake...



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 19 September 2017 [Draft] : 19 September 2017


John Swinney

They are in other legislation. They are specified in instruments of legislation on data protection and the rules on confidentiality, and I do not propose to chang...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-01327: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2016 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 >>
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